The first stage of the world's largest 1.2 GW Dogger Bank wind farm was launched in Great Britain.
After the completion of the construction of three stages of the project in 2026, the capacity of the wind farm will reach 3.6 GW, reports Power Technology.
It is noted that the wind farm is located 130 km from the coast of Yorkshire and consists of 277 turbines. Each wind turbine has blades 107 meters long. The energy produced from one rotation of the blade will be enough to power the average British home for two days.
“Dogger Bank will provide a significant boost to the UK's energy security, affordability and leadership in the fight against climate change. This is how we must respond to the energy crisis," said SSE chief executive Alistair Phillips-Davies.
Energy Global emphasized that the wind power plant after the start-up of full capacity will provide energy to 6 million homes, or about 5% of the country's energy needs. This will significantly contribute to the achievement of the UK government's goal of getting up to a third of its electricity from offshore power plants by 2030.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in May 2022, the construction of the offshore wind power plant Dogger Bank with a capacity of 3.6 GW began.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, in Great Britain, Community Windpower stopped the construction of the 44-turbine Sanquhar II wind farm due to the tax on excess profits from renewable energy.