Enercon E126 – The Most Powerful Wind Turbine in The World

Enercon E126 - The Most Powerful Wind Turbine in The World

The Enercon E-126 is a wind turbine model manufactured by the German company Enercon. With a hub height of 135 m (443 ft), rotor diameter of 126 m (413 ft) and a total height of 198 m (650 ft), this large model can generate up to 7.58 megawatts of power per turbine. The power output of the generator was changed from 6 MW to 7 MW after technical revisions were performed in 2009.
The weight of the foundation of the turbine tower is about 2,500 t, the tower itself 2,800 t, the machine housing 128 t, the generator 220 t, the rotor (including the blade) 364 t. The total weight is about 6,000 t.
The first turbine of this model was installed in Emden, Germany in 2007. The list price of one unit is million plus install costs.

19 Comments on “Enercon E126 – The Most Powerful Wind Turbine in The World”

  1. Most ineffective and uneconomical type of wind turbine design ever made only ones benefiting from it are manufacturers and construction companies

  2. Factoring in installation, land, taxes, maintenance, and miscellaneous labor costs… It would take 3 to 5 years for this thing to pay for itself, let alone to turn a decent profit.

  3. I've seen some of these in real life and jeeez they are huuuge. I just couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw them.
    The engineering that has went into these things is truly incredible.

  4. Религиозное сооружение адептов веры в возобновляющиеся источники энергетики.

  5. The wind turbine is amazing and interesting but the crane is also. How can it stay upright with such a boom load?

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