Major offshore wind farm using huge turbines starts to produce power


As technology develop, the size of wind turbines is increasing. This image does not show the type of turbine that will be used at Triton Knoll.

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A major wind farm off the U.K.’s east coast featuring huge turbines has produced its first power, in the latest example of how the sector’s technology is growing in size. 

The 857 megawatt (MW) Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will be able to power the equivalent of more than 800,000 homes in the U.K. once fully operational, according to a statement on the project’s website.

The development is using 9.5 MW turbines from Danish firm Vestas which have a tip height of around 187 meters.

On its website, Triton Knoll has…


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