Aeolos Wind Turbine Company


The largest wind turbine in the world was installed in Germany.

The largest wind turbine in the world was installed in Germany.

In the past twenty years, wind turbine become more and more large. The rated power is up to 6Mw today. In twenty years ago, this number is 200kw. The world's largest wind turbine is now the Enercon E-126. This turbine has a rotor diameter of 126 meters (413 feet). The E-126 is a more sophisticated version of the E-112, formerly the world's largest wind turbine and rated at 6 megawatts. This new turbine is officially rated at 6 megawatts too, but will most likely produce 7+ megawatts (or 20 million kilowatt hours per year). That's enough to power about 5,000 households of four in Europe. A quick US calculation would be 938 kwh per home per month, 12 months, that's 11,256 kwh per year per house. That's 1776 American homes on one wind turbine.

The turbine being installed in Emden, Germany by Enercon. They will be testing several types of storage systems in combination with the multi-megawatt wind turbines.

Although the large wind turbine could provide more power than the small one, Aeolos believe the large wind turbine should slow down its growth. The large wind turbine bring the noisy and other problems for the wind farm area. Many people ask the government reduce the large wind farm investment in future.