On the 18th of December, 2020 the wintry weather set a record in Britain as more than 40% of that day’s electricity was generated on wind farms. Less than one-fifth of the day’s electricity came from coal plants and gas.
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 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.
The world’s first floating wind farm is now feeding into Scotland’s electricity grid.
Wind-power generation in the North Atlantic would provide three times as much power as land-based systems, but costs remain a significant challenge.
Known as the East Anglia THREE, the planning consent granted today allows for the instillation of 172 ‘next generation’ turbines, each of which stands 247 meters in height.
Oklahoma will soon be home to the largest wind farm in the US, the Wind Catcher project, which will have a capacity of 2,000-MW.
New technology has enable the World's first floating wind farm to be constructed and the platform has emerged, for its first public viewing, off coast of Scotland.
The massive turbines are 195-meters tall and this project is the first time they've been used commercially anywhere in the world.