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Global Hydrogen Advisor, Charley Rattan Associates

UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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The cost of offshore wind is falling and one of the mainreasons is the use of larger turbines.  Here's another example of this trend.If this topic interests you why not join me at the Business Opportunities for Offshore Wind Professional Group

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Matt Chester on Sep 28, 2020

he 13-megawatt (MW) turbines, built by General Electric, stand more than 850 feet tall, five times the size of the Arc de Triomphe.

That's big news-- literally! Will be eager to see this project completed so it can serve as a testbed for how feasible it is to push these previous size limitations. 

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Charley Rattan on Sep 29, 2020

Given that turbines were around 400kw only  twenty years ago it is an astonishing ramp up Matt.

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Matt Chester on Sep 29, 2020

What's the practical limit going to be? Obviously, as you get taller/larger you start to deal with size-weight ratio limits and the practicality of builds & maintenance, so do we already know what the more-or-less maximum would be?

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