German company builds world’s tallest wind turbine
German wind power company Max Bögl Wind has built the world’s tallest wind power turbine near the southern German city of Stuttgart. In a press release, the company says the turbine, with a hub height of 178 metres and a total height of over 246 metres, was “setting new standards” for the energy transition. The turbine, manufactured by GE, has a capacity of 3.4 megawatts and rests on a 40 metre-high water battery that can store energy for later use. It will start feeding power into the grid by 2018.
For background, see the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany.