02 Jul '17, 7pm

Windmills have powered the Netherlands for hundreds of years

Windmills have powered the Netherlands for hundreds of years and now the age-old technology will help power its future. The country has officially opened its new 600-megawatt offshore wind park under schedule and under budget, according to its developer Gemini . The wind farm will deliver 600 megawatts of renewable electricity to the Dutch grid and eventually generate enough power to meet the electricity needs of around 1.5 million people, or around 785,000 households. The $3 billion project consists of 150 Siemens wind turbines spread across 26 square miles in the North Sea, about 53 miles off the country's northern coast. Gemini is the second largest offshore wind farm in the world, slightly smaller than the 630-megawatt London Array . "Now fully operational, Gemini will produce 2.6 TWh of sustainable energy every year, reducing the Netherlands' CO2 emissions by 1.25 mil...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/dutch-wind-farm-gemini-240012180...

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