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GE Is Building The World's Tallest And Most Powerful Wind Turbine

By Tessa Love

As wind turbines grow in popularity, General Electric wants them to grow another way, too: up. The company has announced plans to build what it says will be the world’s biggest offshore wind turbine, which may also be the most powerful turbine in the world to date. 

Called the Haliade-X, GE's turbine will stand 853 feet tall, according to NBC, which is more than three times taller than typical wind turbines. Haliade-X will be capable of generating 67 gigawatt-hours a year under typical wind conditions, or 45 percent more than any existing offshore turbine. That's enough energy to power 16,000 households.

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Source: General Electric