Monday, September 27, 2010

Largest Offshore Wind Farm...!

Rumor has it that the Earth is 70% water (who knew?), so why not take wind farming into the sea...
That was the intention of the UK when they opened the Thanet Wind Farm in the North Sea, 7.5 miles off the coast of Foreness Point, Margate. On a good windy day, these wind turbines are capable of generating up to 300 megawatts of electricity...'that's enough to power over 200,000 homes (or a small city)....'
The activation of the Thanet Wind Farm means that the UK is the biggest offshore wind generator in the world, producing more electricity from sea-based turbines than the rest of the globe put together. According to the UK wind industry, the country’s wind farms now have a capacity of 5 gigawatts (GW) or enough power for nearly three million homes.

via inhabitat

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