IN DEPTH: The 8MW era begins

Artist’s impression of Aerodyn’s two-bladed 8MW downwind turbine, which has its own helipad

Artist’s impression of Aerodyn’s two-bladed 8MW downwind turbine, which has its own helipad

The race to launch the world’s first 8MW wind turbine was won last month by Vestas when the 80-metre-long blades on its gargantuan V164 prototype began to arc through the winter air at the Danish national testing centre in Østerild.

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