1 July 2002 – Danish wind turbine manufacturer NEG Micon has now started selling one of the world’s largest wind turbines in Japan.

Japanese subsidiary NEG Micon KK will market the wind turbine, which resembles a ferris wheel with a rotor diameter of 92 metres.

One unit has a rated capacity of 27.5 MW, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of about 2000 households. The wind turbine, which is priced at around 300m yen ($2.5m) excluding construction fees, would be for offshore installations due to its size.

The largest wind turbine now in use in Japan has a rotor diameter of about 70 metres.