World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm will be Ready in 2012
By May 13th, 2009Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:13 on
World’s largest offshore wind farm will be built 12 miles away from the south coast of Kent, England. With an army of 341 wind turbines over an area of 90 miles, the 1 gigawatt offshore wind farm will produce enough energy to power 750,000 houses.
At the beginning of this year there were fears that the ambitious project had been canceled after the energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has withdrawn all their investments in renewable energy projects.
However, an international coalition made up of energy companies, E.ON from Germany and Dong Energy from Denmark have decided together to invest 2 billion pounds for the plan to be implemented after the UK Chancellor announced material incentives for the offshore wind energy.
The first phase, which includes installation of 175 turbines that will feed up to 500,000 UK homes could be ready and operational by 2012. The works will start in the same summer.
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