Fujian Province in China began last week with heavy rains and winds that accompanied Typhoon Haikui. eleventh Of the year. His lines between 18 and 20 meters per second (m/s) struck a central area in the southeast of the country, leaving horrific images of floods and a toll of those affected who, Early yesterday, two were marked dead and one missing. However, her score was not all negative. Thanks to its approach, China was able to break the world record in the field of renewable energy, benefiting from this Vestas The daily production record reached in August.
The hurricane was not the only one responsible, of course.
The key lies in the new turbines you make China Three Gorges Corporation.
What happened? China has once again proven why it is a heavyweight on the renewables map. On Friday, one of the offshore wind turbines built by Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) was installed in the park Navy 400 MW Changpu LiaoOff the coast of Pingtan, Fujian Province, it set a world record for generating electricity in a single day. The mechanism produced 384,100 kWh after 24 hours of operation at full capacity, which is enough to run Nearly 170,000 homes. Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Newspaper pointing to This mark can be reached thanks in large part to the hurricane’s momentum.
How much was the record? You don’t have to go back very far to see it. The previous record was achieved just a few weeks ago by the Danish company Vestas with its prototype offshore wind turbine. V236-15.0 mW. In August, officials measured a force of approx 363 MWh in one day, 21 less than what the CTG mechanism has achieved now with Kaukui’s help. Aside from the hurricane, the Chinese turbine has more capacity than Vestas’s: 16 megawatts, compared to 15 megawatts for the European model.
But…what do Chinese turbines look like? big. very big. And the youth. Pretty lady. In fact, we told you about it just two months ago, at the beginning of July, when CTG completed the lifting and installation process on the coast of Pingtan County, Fujian Province. Already then the Chinese operator splurge He said it was “the largest wind turbine in terms of installed capacity” and expressed hope that it would be activated in the short term, a process that could have been completed on July 19, when the new unit of the park was constructed. Changbo Liao It began supplying electricity to the grid.
Chinese newspaper Global Times necessary At that time, under conventional working conditions, each cycle of a CTG turbine could generate approx 34 kWhEnough energy to cover the electricity needs of 36,000 families annually and save tens of thousands of tons of carbon and carbon dioxide.
And its dimensions? giant. Each of its blades is 123 meters long, allowing it to scan an area of about 50,000 square meters, and its axis, which is the central point of contact between the blades and the shaft, is located about Height 152 m. The combined weight of the engine room and generator is present 385 tons. The weight of each shovel exceeds 54 tons. South China Morning Newspaper precise On Friday, when the record was achieved, the tornado’s gusts reached an average speed of 16.97 meters per second, with a maximum speed of 23.56 metres, which helped it break the record.
Besides its enormous measurements, size and weight, one of the keys to the Chinese turbine is its design. When the wind speed exceeds 25 meters per second (m/s), traditional wind turbines Automatically block Its blades to avoid overloading, but the CTG mechanism works a little differently: it is able to adjust its blades in real time and continue production.
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