Editor’s note: This article is significant because 100m is a tall tower in this country, making a 149m version almost astounding. Lighter wind in Europe are one big reason to place turbines higher up.
Enercon has just finished installing the first E-101 turbine on a new and taller precast concrete tower at the Scharrel wind farm. Eight of the E-101 machines reach hub heights of 149 m on the company’s highest towers to date while 16 other E-101 turbines are on slightly shorter tower for 135 m hub heights. The farm is managed and operated by a community-owned wind farm association and property owners.
The general trend for inland wind projects is moving towards taller towers because the higher the hub, the higher the power output at the same site. This means most of Enercon’s newly planned E-101 projects are scheduled to be installed on the new 147-m tower. The article did not mention of costs.
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