Thursday 29 April 2010

Offshore wind plants settle in Germany !

On April 27th, Germany inaugurated its first offshore wind farm located at 45Km away from the Borkum Island. With a capacity of 60MW, this wind farm holds 12 windmills with a 5MW unit capacity each. These windmills are 150 meters in height and they are settled at more than 30 meters deep.

What are the objectives of this wind farm ? The first goal is to supply at least 50,000 households with electricity. This farm will also be used as a test for environmental research projects.

What is the next step ? If the tests are conclusive, a second offshore wind farm of 80 machines will be installed at 100km away from the Borkum Island.


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