29 Jan '18, 12am

World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Could Send Power to Five Countries

The Netherlands, famous for its iconic windmills , is planning to build the largest offshore wind farm on Earth by 2027. The vision is so massive that the developers will have to construct a 2.3-square-mile artificial island in the North Sea to support the 10,000-turbine complex . The proposed wind farm, spearheaded by Dutch electric grid operator, TenneT , could produce 30 gigawatts of power—or enough electricity to power a city of 20 million people. That's more than twice the amount of offshore wind power installed across Europe today. To compare, the London Array, currently the largest offshore wind farm in the world, has a 630-megawatt capacity, or enough to power about half a million homes. Once built, TenneT's giant wind farm will eventually send power over a long-distance cable to the UK and Netherlands, and possibly later to Belgium, Germany, and Denmark, the Guard...

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