Norway To Finance World’s Biggest Wind Turbine
Norway will spend 137 million crowns ($23 million) to build what it says will be the world's biggest wind turbine with rotors 145 meters in diameter and producing 10 megawatts of electricity, green energy incubator Enova said.
The Norwegian-built turbine will be tested on land for two years before getting shipped out to the windy North Sea as part of the Sway project involving oil and gas producer Statoil, Norwegian utility Lyse and ship designer Inocean.
Unlike most offshore wind projects where turbines rest on the seafloor, Sway turbines float. That allows development further offshore where winds are stronger and more consistent.