The world's largest 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine was connected to the grid for power generation off the coast of East China's Fujian Province on Wednesday.
Located approximately 35 kilometers from the shoreline of Pingtan County, the 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine is currently the largest single-capacity wind turbine that has been installed in the world.
The center height of the wind turbine hub is 152 meters. The weight of the engine room and the generator combination is 385 metric tons. The blade is 123 meters long, and the impeller sweeping area is about 50,000 square meters.
Each revolution of the turbine will generate 34.2 kilowatt-hours of electricity, or 66 million kWh of clean electricity on average annually. It can meet the normal electricity consumption of 36,000 families for one year, saving about 22,000 metric tons of standard coal and cutting nearly 54,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.