Measuring in at over 600ft high, this is the most powerful wind turbine in the world. Watch this video to see how such a huge energy generator was constructed.
The Enercon E-126 is a wind turbine model manufactured by the German company Enercon. With a hub height of 135 m (443 ft), rotor diameter of 126 m (413 ft) and a total height of 198 m (650 ft), this large model can generate up to 7.58 megawatts of power per turbine. The power output of the generator was changed from 6 MW to 7 MW after technical revisions were performed in 2009. The weight of the foundation of the turbine tower is about 2,500 t, the tower itself 2,800 t, the machine housing 128 t, the generator 220 t, the rotor (including the blade) 364 t. The total weight is about 6,000 t. The first turbine of this model was installed in Emden, Germany in 2007. The list price of one unit is $14 million plus install costs.