London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm!

2 May

The London Array is the now world’s biggest offshore wind farm, generating enough electricity to power almost half a million homes.

In order to switch online as the world’s largest wind turbine another wind farm has just been placed. The farm is located in the Thames Estuary, consisting of 175 turbines that will power the area from Margate to Essex.

The first phase of the London Array, which is now fully functional is owned by Dong Energy, Masdar and EON and consists of 141 turbines (630 MW).

London proper is already acknowledged for being home to the world’s largest solar bridge, at Blackfriars, and now Kent joins the renewable energy cream of the crop with London Array, which is only around 50 miles from the capital.

The London Array has been under production since March of 2011 and its Siemens 3.6 MW turbine kick started into power six months ago.

Since last Thursday the first phase has been pumping wind power into the grid.  The developers of the London Array are in addition using the project as a case study in order to lower costs for large-scale wind farms in the future.

The next phase will be to get the remaining 34 turbines online, as well as to bury remaining cables. Phase One itself is imagined to supply power for half a million homes a year, which will save 925,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

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2 Responses to “London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm!”

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