Saturday, October 25, 2014

London Array - paving the way for efficient offshore wind energy farms

World-renowned as the single largest operational offshore wind farm in the world, the London Array officially opened in July, 2013. It was founded and run by three energy companies: E.ON, DONG Energy, and Masdar. Featuring 175 wind turbines, the facility produces 630 megawatts of electricity, powering half a million UK homes every year, which works out to two-thirds of the homes in Kent. The London Array also reduces harmful carbon dioxide emissions by over 900,000 tons annually.

Lauded as an environmentally friendly, cost-effective source of reliable energy for southeast England, the project received its initial green light in 2003 when London Array Ltd obtained a 50-year lease for the 100 km2 location situated an expansive 20 km offshore...

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