Friday, 7 September 2018

World's largest offshore windfarm opens off Cumbrian coast

Source: The Guardian, 6th September 2018, by Adam Vaughan

Adam Vaughan reported, "(...) The world’s biggest offshore windfarm has officially opened in the Irish Sea, amid warnings that Brexit could increase costs for future projects. Walney Extension, off the Cumbrian coast, spans an area the size of 20,000 football pitches and has a capacity of 659 megawatts, enough to power the equivalent of 590,000 homes. The project is a sign of how dramatically wind technology has progressed in the past five years since the previous biggest, the London Array, was finished. The new windfarm uses less than half the number of turbines but is more powerful. (...)"

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