The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened on 24 September 2010 just seven miles off the Kent coast.
The project cost in the region of £900m and took the Swedish electricity company, Vattenfall, two years to complete.
The 100-strong army of wind turbines, which reach 115 metres high at their tallest point, will produce around 300 megawatts power – enough electricity to supply heat and light to more than 200,000 homes.
According to a Vattenfall spokesman, this installation is “a significant investment in renewable wind energy.”
Before this wind farm was installed and operational, renewable energy contributed to just 10% of the nation’s power. With this installation – coupled with a similar project currently under construction in the Thames estuary – the Government hopes to see this figure rise to 30% by the end of the decade.Back to news