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Chinese energy organisation MingYang Savvy Energy has expressed it has planned and introduced ‘hurricane safe’ wind turbines the nation over.
Its 7.25MW turbine has recently been used to supply electricity to local Hainan facilities, and it can withstand wind speeds of up to 134 mph for up to 10 minutes.
Wind turbines can be damaged or broken by strong storms because many wind farms are now built offshore in the seas, where weather conditions are much more turbulent and difficult to monitor.
Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Mexico are highly impacted by storms and hurricanes, but plans to boost wind energy in the region are already in place.
MingYang follows in the footsteps of GE, which two years ago produced a hurricane-fighting 13 GW wind turbine.