In China, they are completing the construction of not only the most modern wind tunnel but also the world's largest offshore wind generator.
MingYang Smart Energy's MySE 16.0-242 turbine will be 264 m high with a rotor diameter of 242 m. Each blade, of which there will be three, will be 118 m long. This will generate 16 MW of power, enough to power 20,000 households. The prototype will be installed in 2023, with commercial production starting a year later.
Despite its gigantic size and status as the largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine, in the near future MySE 16.0-242 will not be much larger than other similar developments. For example, GE Renewable Energy's Haliade-X turbine will have a height of 260 m and 107-meter blades with power up to 14 MW, while Vestas and Siemens GRE are working on similar units with a capacity of 15 MW.