New 367 MW offshore wind farm opens in UK

A brand new offshore wind farm has just opened up off the coast of Great Britain.   The new Wainey wind turbine farm, located 9.3 miles off the Cumbrian coast, can generate up to 367 MW of electricity and can supply enough power for 320,000 households.   The Wainey project consists of 102 wind turbines, with each one being capable of generating 3.6 MW of power.

The new offshore wind farm was built as part of a joint venture between DONG Energy (a Danish utility), SSE (a UK utility), and OPW, a consortium of a Dutch pension fund service provider and the Ampere Equity Fund.     So far, Britain has more than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of installed offshore wind power – and they have a goal to increase that to 18 GW by the year 2020.

via: Reuters

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  1. It has been said by countless people, such as academics in classrooms, environmental activists and newspaper reporters, that wind turbines are destined to play a considerable role in the future of energy production. These wind turbines are devices which convert kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy which is then generated into electricity. Today’s wind turbines come in a variety of forms and sizes, with the smallest being used for applications such as charging batteries or the form of auxiliary power used on sailing boats. The larger turbines are often connected in a grid and are becoming increasingly used to generate large quantities of power for the commercial sector.

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