Offshore wind turbines could soon be taller than the Empire State Building

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

When it comes to wind turbines, the bigger the better. But one problem with building bigger wind turbines in the past has been that the structures become too heavy to survive in extreme weather conditions. Now a new kind of turbine design, inspired by palm trees, could allow turbines to be built taller than ever before. Scientists in the US have designed a new concept for wind turbines that would allow them to be much taller than those currently in place (pictured). Researchers in the US are designing a new wind turbine that will reach 1,574 feet (479 metres) into the sky - 100 feet (30 metres) taller than the Empire State Building.

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