Surpassing Matilda: record-breaking Danish wind turbines

Posted by – 2010/07/21

By 2008, Mat­ilda was the world’s most pro­duct­ive wind tur­bine, hav­ing gen­er­ated 61.4 GWh of energy by the end of its life.

But by the end of March 2010, this record had been broken four times over, by four of the eight tur­bines at Røn­land in NW Den­mark, push­ing Math­ilda into fifth place. And they’re still gen­er­at­ing: by the start of June 2010, each had gen­er­ated 63.2 GWh of energy; and they have another 12 years of life ahead of them, hav­ing been con­nec­ted in Janu­ary 2003.

The site has had excel­lent per­form­ance, with a life­time capa­city factor to date of 42.6%, which is com­par­able with the sort of capa­city factors we expect to see from the forth­com­ing Round 3 off­shore wind farms far out into the North Sea.

But this is a record that won’t last long; with lar­ger and lar­ger tur­bines get­ting deployed every year, it won’t be many years before these record-breakers get over­taken themselves.

Data source
ENS Register of wind tur­bines. The record-breaking tur­bines have the fol­low­ing IDs in the data­base: 570715000000062599 570715000000062605 570715000000062612 570715000000062629

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  3. […] II has the best capa­city factor to date, with a strik­ing 46.7% Dan­ish wind­farms also include the most pro­duct­ive wind tur­bines in the world, at Røn­land I: the tur­bines have been oper­at­ing for over 8 years now, with a life­time capacity […]

  4. […] II has the best capa­city factor to date, with a strik­ing 47.7% Dan­ish wind­farms also include the most pro­duct­ive wind tur­bines in the world, at Røn­land I: the tur­bines have been oper­at­ing for over 9 years now, with a life­time capacity […]

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