World's largest wind turbines to power America's first large-scale offshore wind farm

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The first "commercial scale" offshore wind farm is coming to the U.S.

The developers of the Vineyard Wind 1 project off Massachusetts announced on Dec. 1 that they will use General Electric's massive Haliade-X wind turbines, the largest and most powerful offshore wind turbines in the world.

According to GE, each 13 MW Haliade-X turbine is capable of generating 312 megawatt-hours in one day. The turbine stands at 853 feet, or 260 meters tall. GE says a single spin of its 722-foot, or 220 meter, rotor can power a home for two days.

Vineyard Wind has leased a 160,000-acre area 15 miles from the south coast of Martha's Vineyard, an island off Massachusetts, according to the company's website.

Vineyard Wind 1 will consist of 62 Haliade-X turbines spaced at least eight-tenths of a mile apart.

The 800 MW project will power about 400,000 houses in New England and should go online in 2023.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Depictions of Vineyard Wind 1 wind farm
2. Close-up of GE MW Haliade-X turbine
3. Map showing location and layout of Vineyard Wind 1
4. Depiction of Vineyard Wind 1 wind farm

VOICEOVER (in English):

"The first 'commercial scale' offshore wind farm is coming to the U.S."

"The developers of the Vineyard Wind 1 project off Massachusetts announced on Dec. 1 that they will use General Electric's massive Haliade-X wind turbines, the largest and most powerful offshore wind turbines in the world."

"According to GE, each 13 MW Haliade-X turbine is capable of generating 312 megawatt-hours in one day."

"The turbine stands at 853 feet, or 260 meters tall. GE says a single spin of its 722-foot, or 220 meter, rotor can power a home for two days."

"Vineyard Wind has leased a 160,000-acre area 15 miles from the south coast of Martha's Vineyard, an island off Massachusetts, according to the company's website."

"Vineyard Wind 1 will consist of 62 Haliade-X turbines spaced at least eight-tenths of a mile apart.

"The 800 MW project will power about 400,000 houses in New England and should go online in 2023."

"An offshore substation will consolidate electricity generated by the turbines and connect the wind farm to the regional power grid via an undersea cable."

SOURCES: Interesting Engineering, Vineyard Wind, Union of Concerned Scientists, GE
https://interestingengineering.com/new-offshore-wind-turbine-to-power-a-house-for-2-days-with-a-single-spin
https://blog.ucsusa.org/john-rogers/new-wind-turbine-power-home-for-day-in-7-seconds
https://www.vineyardwind.com/vineyard-wind-1
https://www.vineyardwind.com/press-releases/2020/12/1/vineyard-wind-selects-ge-renewable-energy-as-preferred-turbine-supplier
https://www.ge.com/renewableenergy/wind-energy/offshore-wind/haliade-x-offshore-turbine