World’s largest Wind Turbine Blade
The B75 Quantum blade produced by Siemens, is the world’s largest rotor blade for wind turbines. It is a 75 meter fiberglass component cast in one piece! The blade is almost as big as the wingspan of an Airbus A380.
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Thanks to its unique airfoils, offers superior performance at a wide range of wind speeds.
The tips of the blades move at up to 80 meters per second, or 290 km/h (180 mph).
The mold used for the construction, had to consist of two parts so that it could be transported.
The rotor has a swept area of 18,600 square meters, the equivalent to almost two and a half soccer fields.
Has a 6MV capacity with a rotor diameter of 154 meters.
Siemens will be installing 300 new-generation wind turbines off Britain’s coast.
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