6 Offshore Wind Farms the Size of Nuclear Power Plants

By [email protected] Everything about offshore wind just keeps getting bigger.

Last month alone, New York awarded America’s single-largest renewables procurement to offshore wind, and General Electric unveiled the world’s largest-ever turbine nacelle, also for offshore wind.

Offshore wind projects, meanwhile, are already exceeding the capacity (if not the capacity factor) of small nuclear reactors.

There are now half a dozen offshore wind farms larger than 400 megawatts in operation or under construction around the world, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. And the list doesn’t include projects like the 659-megawatt Walney Extension in the U.K., since it was built in phases and GWEC counts

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