In the US, researchers are working on vast wind turbines taller than the Eiffel Tower



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Researchers in the U.S. are designing and looking to develop 50 megawatt (MW) wind turbines with “extreme-scale blades” 200 meters in length. To put things in perspective, if built, they will be taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

The Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) project is being led by researchers at the University of Virginia. In 2015 the project was awarded a three year grant of more than $3.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.