A new design of wind turbine has broken the world record for the most amount of power generated in a 24-hour period.

Siemens Gamesa said its 14-222 DD offshore prototype generated 359 megawatt-hours in just one day – enough to power 18,000 households or a Tesla Model 3 for more than a million miles.

The renewable energy breakthrough was achieved using a set of “revolutionary” blades that are cast in a single piece of recyclable resin.

The new turbine also features an increased rotor diameter that deliver more than 25 per cent more annual energy production than turbines currently on the market.

“With every new generation of our offshore direct drive turbine technology – which uses fewer moving parts than geared turbines – component improvements have enabled greater performance while maintaining reliability,” Siemens Gamesa wrote in a fact sheet for its latest prototype turbine.

“With a growing need to meet climate challenges, the winds of change power us more than ever. The new SG 14-222 DD is the next step towards this goal.”

The RecyclableBlade technology has already been used in a previous generation of turbine, having first launched in September 2021.

It was first used commercially in an offshore wind power installation in July 2022 run by RWE Renewables.


  • October 26, 2022 at 5:28 pm
    Permalink is a wonderful and important utility. I doubt it will be effective unless it can figure out how to reach politicians and corporate captains and offer them solutions they can easily implement at a profit, or at least without cost. I am a pyrolysis “authority” and advocate who failed to ever get a proven, superior waste-to-energy system (mobile, built by SAIC) deployed due to utter lack of political will, political support, power utility resistance and undermining, but also the wrong perception of “cost versus benefit.” Corporations and municipalities simply do not want to even consider a game changing technology that will initially save them money, and then make them money, if there is cost, and perceived – not actual, but perceived – “risk” of any kind. Overcoming this needs to be your priority, not simply disseminating the “good news” about tech solutions that will never be implemented.

  • October 26, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    It took 20 years, after it was proven beyond doubt to reduce air pollution, for the catalytic converter to be required in autos. Pyrolysis and gasification, despite being used in oil, gas and paper industries for near 100 years, have never been deployed on a large scale (or even small) as waste-to-energy (WtE) systems replacing massively polluting and expensive incineration systems. Years ago, when I came close to getting pyrolysis accredited in California to provide clean WtE to the state grid, I was able to determine that with only the state’s wood waste, pyrolysis could provide 30% of the state’s energy needs at the time. Of course that’s hypothetical – one never captures 100% of any waste stream – but adding MSW, tires, human and animal waste and food waste, pyrolysis could provide 100% or more of state needs. The utilities killed it, and the politicians in Sacramento allowed them to.
    Technology solutions are not the problem. People are the problem. And that means everybody because laziness and apathy keep people out of the streets (I’m talking pitchforks and torches) and keep them from voting for candidates who actually want to save the planet from greed and ignorance.

    • November 30, 2022 at 11:05 am

      Hi George, thanks for your comments. We took a while to answer as we are receiving more and more comments in the same vein as yours and wanted to answer
      seriously and with thought. Agree completely with your ideas on waste to energy but the problem as with all solutions is vested interests.
      Politicians only look at the next election and basically BS everybody to get there without too many ripples.
      We are trying to promote interest in as many alternatives and combination of them to help non-technical readers with the numerous types of environmental issues
      which are out there. A lot of clever people like yourself put thought into it but the vast proportion of the world are basically not interested until it smacks them in the face.
      When London is flooded with a metre of raw sewage then the sewage will hit the fan. Pakistan flooded is low on the panic button level sadly but recent events in the states are really starting to press the right buttons, once again sadly we all think it’s too late.
      Hopefully collectively we can make a difference but when you have people like Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban and Bezos calling the shots we doubt it.


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