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World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in UK. US still has none

Credit: londonarray.com

Credit: londonarray.com

The London Array offshore wind farm now has 175 wind turbines producing 630 MW power and is completely hooked up to the grid.

Full capacity has now been reached at the 630MW first phase of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array. The commissioning of the 175th and final turbine happened at 16.09 on Saturday, 6 April.

With all turbines now exporting power to the national grid, London Array is expected to produce enough green electricity to power nearly half a million homes a year.

Meanwhile, back in the States, the US still has precisely zero offshore wind farms because really, it’s much more important to argue and squabble than actually get stuff done.

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