Earth Day Project Post #3: World’s Largest Turbine

Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is May 30th, 2010, I’m Royce, and I’m here to continue my Earth Day project for my science class and bring to you information on the world’s largest wind turbine!

Before we start talking about the world’s largest wind turbine, there’s a little background information that you need to know.

Norway is a country that is thriving in the production of gas and oil. In fact, they are the leading producer of both. Now, you’re probably thinking, Norway must be responsible for a lot of pollution and the depletion of the nonrenewable resources that we use everyday. But, before you go thinking that, Norway is also the leading producer of electricity through hydroelectric plants. So even though they produce most of the world’s nonrenewable resources, they make up for it with hydroelectric energy.

Can you imagine what the world’s largest wind turbine will be like? Scientists in Norway sure can. Imagine a turbine, 533 feet tall, and 475 feet in blade diameter. Scientists in Norway are currently building this gargantuan turbine, which will be one they place out at sea, to float and then generate electricity there. So not only will Norway excel in hydroelectric power, but they will also excel in wind power.

This almighty turbine will be anchored at the bottom of the ocean, and because of it’s weight and the movement of the blades, the turbine won’t be tipping over.

Above is a picture of what the world’s largest turbine will eventually look like once assembled in 2011.

What do you think about the world’s largest turbine? What about the effect Norway has on the world? Feel free to leave a comment to express your opinion!

Until next time, remember, I’m Royce, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!

Image Taken From: http://trendsupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/offshore-wind-turbine1.jpg

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