Yesterday, on the coast of England, opened the largest offshore wind farm in the world, with 100 turbines placed near the coast Thanet, developed by the Swedish company Vattenfall and will produce enough electricity to power 200,000 homes annually.
Huge farm built in the North Sea, 12 miles from the coast, should
boost the British efforts to introduce clean energy in accordance with the
commitments on climate agreements.
With the opening of Thanet wind
farm, Britain now has the capacity to produce about five gigawatts of wind
energy, which is roughly enough to power all the homes of Scotland, said the
Energy Minister Chris Huhne.
Britain annually produces just
three percent of energy from renewable sources, but plans in the next ten years
to raise that figure to 15 percent. Britain is currently located at 25th place
among EU countries for the production of renewable energy.
Each turbine on the farm is 115
meters high, and the whole farm is the size of 4000 football fields. Vattenfall
has announced that the farm will, at full capacity, produce 300 megawatts of
energy, though critics argue that production could be interrupted and unstable. It is expected that farm work for at least 25