Second Largest UK Offshore Wind Farm Completed

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] E.ON UK Renewables just finished commissioning Scroby Sands, the UK’s second largest offshore wind farm. The 30 turbines at the site, just off the beach at Great Yarmouth, will generate a maximum of 60 MW. With a total of 124 MW, the UK is now the second-largest offshore wind generator in the world, after Denmark. The project at Scroby Sands represents nearly a quarter of the wind capacity built in the UK this year. Figures released by the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) last month showed that by the end of 2004, over 250 MW of new capacity will have been built both on-and offshore in the UK. This is about the same as the total capacity built in the three previous years put together. Next year will see an even bigger expansion of wind power: about 600 MW are under construction right now, all of which should be complete in 2005, and there will be other projects entering construction during the year.

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