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I see that the largest generator they're actually going to build is 5Kw the 1 Gw appears to be some pie in the sky publicity stunt.

Inhabitat » THE MAGLEV: The Super-powered Magnetic Wind Turbine

Construction began on the world's largest production site for maglev wind turbines in central China on November 5, 2007. Zhongke Hengyuan Energy Technology has invested 400 million yuan in building this facility, which will produce maglev wind turbines with capacities ranging from 400 to 5,000 watts

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Nov 26th, 2007 at 05:53:49 PM EST
Probably but i can understand that building and finding customers for a new concept would be easier with a "small" scale turbine. Upscaling would still be possible but needs quite a bit of research and financing ( the first big one is likely to cost much more than $53million)
by fredouil (fredouil@gmailgmailgmail.com) on Mon Nov 26th, 2007 at 06:03:48 PM EST
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