Nation's Largest Wind Turbine Nearing Completion (1)
A 120 meter tall wind turbine, with blades reaching 116 meters in diameter, is nearing completion on Saaremaa, and could power half the island next summer.
The 85-ton rotor and blades were lifted in place in one piece on Tuesday, and owners expect it to begin producing electricity at the end of January, ETV reported.
Head of AS Eleon, which will operate the turbine, Oleg Sõnajalg said that the technological solutions behind the project where developed in Estonia. Sõnajalg added that the rotor is the largest in the Baltics and Scandinavia.
He said that, along with six smaller turbines on the island's Sõrve peninsula, the turbines could power the entire island in summer, if wind conditions are agreeable, with the new turbine generating the same amount of power as the other six combined.