12 Apr '18, 4pm

World's Most Powerful Wind Turbine Installed in Full View of Trump's Scottish Golf Course

The world's most powerful wind turbine was successfully installed Monday off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland . This is just the first of 11 turbines that will stand at Vattenfall's future European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Scotland's largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility. Incidentally, the project was at the center of a contentious legal battle waged—and lost —by Donald Trump , before he became U.S. president. Trump felt the "ugly" wind turbines would ruin the view of his Menie golf resort. But in 2015, the UK Supreme Court unanimously rejected his years-long appeal against the offshore wind farm. The 8.8-megawatt MHI Vestas wind turbine was set-up overnight in Aberdeen Bay and has a tip-height of 627 feet and a blade length of 262 feet. "One rotation of this enormous structure is sufficient to power the average UK home for an entire day," Va...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/scotland-wind-turbine-trump-2559...

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