U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson has affirmed government plans to ensure that the entire country is powered by offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.K. government will be required to generate at least 40GW of energy.
Hornsea One officially commenced operations this month. The project is the first in the world with a capacity of over 1GW, double the size of the current world’s largest.
The major clean energy project is located 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, with 91 huge turbines covering an area equivalent to over 10,000 football pitches.
The US is set to break ground on its largest offshore wind operation yet in a move that some say will pave the way in bringing a long-neglected source of renewable energy to America's power grid.
Three offshore wind plants will be constructed in the North Sea and three in the Baltic Sea between 2021 and 2025.
The two 350 MW wind farms are to be completed by 2022. Constructing wind farms without public subsidy means that the facilities can sell their electricity on the wholesale power market.
Hornsea Project One is expected to be operational in 2020, and it will produce power for more than one million homes.
Larger wind farms with taller turbines are to be built across rural Scotland, under government's plan to generate half of the country’s energy needs from renewable sources.
Costs are about half of what they were just two years ago.
The massive turbines are 195-meters tall and this project is the first time they've been used commercially anywhere in the world.
Thirty-two of the world’s largest wind turbines are up and generating power in new offshore wind project off the UK coast.