Wind Farms At Sea Denmark

In the summer months of 2002 the world's largest offshore wind farm on the Danish west coast was built and put into operation. The sea-based wind farm is sited 14 to 20 kilometers into the North Sea, west of Blavands Huk, and represents the first phase of a large-scale Danish effort to produce non-polluting electricity from these offshore wind turbines. The "Horns Rev" project, as it is called, has a total capacity of 4000 megawatts and must be established in full before 2030.

Figure 6-33: The Horns Rev Danish Wind Farm

Photo © Elsam A/S, used with permission

Historically, wind power capacity has been developed on land, but it has become increasingly difficult to obtain the required permits for turbine sites. With its available coastline, interest has been directed toward coastal areas with shallow water depths between 15 and 50 feet that have the possibility of locating the turbines far enough away from the coast that they are visually neutral, something the Nantucket Sound project is criticized for ignoring.

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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