Largest wind turbines worldwide as of July 2017*

World's biggest wind turbines 2017 This statistic provides information on the world's largest wind turbines, as of July 2017. At this time, Enercon's E126 7.5 megawatt turbine had a rotor diameter of 127 meters and had a power rating of 7.58 megawatts. Out of the ranked top 10 largest turbines globally, Enercon's E126 is the only onshore turbine.
Wind turbines – additional information

The main function of wind turbines is to convert the wind’s kinetic energy into electrical power. Energy generated from wind turbines is undoubtedly one of the cleanest forms of producing electrical power from a renewable source. Wind turbines can be used to generate large amounts of electricity in wind farms. Wind power is considered as one of the fastest growing sources of electricity in the world. Newly installed wind power capacity worldwide reached approximately 54.6 gigawatts in 2016.

Currently, the United States has one of the largest energy markets in the world. This industry is projected to increase within the next years, generating revenues amounting to about six billion U.S. dollars by 2017. In terms of wind power capacity, NextEra was one of the leading wind power providers in the United States, based on 2012 calculations. However, Vestas topped the list of the global wind power providers. The Danish-based company’s focus revolves primarily around the production of wind turbines. In fact, the company is one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world. Vestas has turbines installed in over 70 countries and recently held a global market share of more than fifteen percent. Apart from turbine manufacturing, Vestas is also involved in selling, installing, and maintaining operational power plants.
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Rotor diameter (in meters)Power rating (in megawatts)
MHI Vestas V164 8MW1649.5
Adwen AD-1801808
Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-8.0-1541548
Enercon E126 7.5MW1277.58
Ming Yang SCD 6.0MW1406
Senvion 6.2M152**1526.15
GE Haliade 6MW150.86
Sinovel SL6000**1556
Dongfang/Hyundai Heavy Industries 5.5MW1405.5
Adwen AD5-1351355
Rotor diameter (in meters)Power rating (in megawatts)
MHI Vestas V164 8MW1649.5
Adwen AD-1801808
Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-8.0-1541548
Enercon E126 7.5MW1277.58
Ming Yang SCD 6.0MW1406
Senvion 6.2M152**1526.15
GE Haliade 6MW150.86
Sinovel SL6000**1556
Dongfang/Hyundai Heavy Industries 5.5MW1405.5
Adwen AD5-1351355
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This statistic provides information on the world's largest wind turbines, as of July 2017. At this time, Enercon's E126 7.5 megawatt turbine had a rotor diameter of 127 meters and had a power rating of 7.58 megawatts. Out of the ranked top 10 largest turbines globally, Enercon's E126 is the only onshore turbine.
Wind turbines – additional information

The main function of wind turbines is to convert the wind’s kinetic energy into electrical power. Energy generated from wind turbines is undoubtedly one of the cleanest forms of producing electrical power from a renewable source. Wind turbines can be used to generate large amounts of electricity in wind farms. Wind power is considered as one of the fastest growing sources of electricity in the world. Newly installed wind power capacity worldwide reached approximately 54.6 gigawatts in 2016.

Currently, the United States has one of the largest energy markets in the world. This industry is projected to increase within the next years, generating revenues amounting to about six billion U.S. dollars by 2017. In terms of wind power capacity, NextEra was one of the leading wind power providers in the United States, based on 2012 calculations. However, Vestas topped the list of the global wind power providers. The Danish-based company’s focus revolves primarily around the production of wind turbines. In fact, the company is one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world. Vestas has turbines installed in over 70 countries and recently held a global market share of more than fifteen percent. Apart from turbine manufacturing, Vestas is also involved in selling, installing, and maintaining operational power plants.
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Supplementary notes
* Turbines must be either commercially available or have an installed prototype.
** Senvion 6.2M152 has a new variant with a rotor diameter of 152 meters in place of the current model's 126 meters.
Sinovel SL6000's prototype had a 128 meter diameter, but Sinovel now offers the turbine with an extended rotor diameter of 155 meters.

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