Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How big is a floating 5MW wind turbine?

According to Sclavounos (Floating Offshore Wind Turbines: Responses in a Seastate
Pareto Optimal Designs and Economic Assessment) a displacement of between 9800 and 14350 Metric Tons.

» Wind turbine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "The Enercon E-126 delivers up to 6 MW, has an overall height of 198 m (650 ft) and a diameter of 126 meters (413 ft). The Repower 5M delivers up to 5 MW, has an overall height of 183 m (600 ft) and has a diameter of 126 m (413 ft)." / wind turbine big size power stats statistics

For comparison:

  • http://oe.mit.edu/flowlab/pdf/Floating_Offshore_Wind_Turbines.pdf
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=USS_Arleigh_Burke_%28DDG-51%29&oldid=226483912
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=USS_Zumwalt_%28DDG-1000%29&oldid=228351103
All retrieved 7/29/08

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