Gallery: Vestas Announces Launch of the World’s Most Efficient Wind Tur...


Danish wind power manufacturer Vestas has announced the launch of the world’s most efficient wind turbine, the V163-7.0MW. This huge windmill boasts a 7 megawatt (MW) capacity and a rotor diameter of 164 meters. Improving the commercial viability of renewable energy sources is central to pushing them up the energy supply chain and ultimately reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and offshore wind power projects in particular require substantial investment. The trick is to get as much bang for your buck as possible, and the V163-7.0MW does exactly that as each blade is as long as nine double-decker buses!

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  1. Australian August 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    @FrankLot: what turbine would you suggest for a household?

  2. FrankLot August 19, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Worlds best – Hah !
    Why does Vestas need to con the world into thinking bigger is better? What is the real efficiency of this new V164-7.0
    I bet it is no more than %45
    I have developed a 1 meter turbine of %58 efficiency

  3. Australian April 12, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    @lazyreader: for the same reason that any other company who produces equipment sell it instead of using it?

  4. lazyreader April 11, 2011 at 8:20 am

    If wind turbines are so lucrative and profitable, why are the companies that make them selling them off? Why don’t they keep the ones they build and set up their own power company to distribute electricity at cheap rates? Why do they sell to third parties? Think about this really hard. 8:55

  5. mercurydan April 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    i thought vertical wind turbines with magnetic levitation were more efficient than these guys. i don’t see why they aren’t used more often than the traditional horizontal axis

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