The highest wind turbines in the world started generating energy today in the German town of Gaildorf, near Stuttgart.
Developed by Max Bögl Wind AG, the four giant turbines stand within the wind farm stand between 155-178 meters tall.
The Gaildorf project took just over a year and half to develop and now has four turbines each capable of 10GWh of electricity each.
The energy generated from the wind farm is enough to power 10,000 households.
The site has also invested in a water-battery which they will use to store the energy and is due to be switched on at the end of 2018.
“We are proud to be able to make an important step towards the success of the energy turnaround and to reduce CO2 emissions with this milestone,” says Josef Knitl, CEO of Max Bögl Wind AG,
Frank Zimmermann, mayor of Gaildorf, said: “In 2012, I got in contact with the project for the first time. It soon became clear to me something new is being developed here, something unique so far. The use of wind power paired with state-of-the-art pumped storage technology as another important short-term storage for a successful energy turnaround – a convincing concept for me.
“During the entire planning and construction phase, the great added value of the natural-energy storage for man and nature was worked out with good and provable arguments and communicated transparently to the public.”
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