Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm near Lolland in the south east of Denmark was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project which was to prove whether it was possible to generate green power offshore. The world’s first offshore wind farm was a great success, but after more than 25 years of operation, the Vindeby wind turbines were worn down, and DONG Energy therefore decided to decommission the wind farm.
The first out of five wind turbine in the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland pilot park, has left Stord for its destination, Scotland.
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Behind the scenes in Stord, Norway as the rotors are lifted into place for Hywind Scotland’s massive wind turbines. Next step 👉 assembly on floating substructures. By the end of 2017 we expect to start delivering power from Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. Watch more #awesomeengineering videos on our Facebook page at
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The first offshore wind farm in the United States started producing clean energy in mid-December. Located 13 miles from the coast of Rhode Island, the five turbines will power 17,000 homes, including all the energy necessary to sustain the nearby Block Island. The wind energy industry is the fastest-growing job sector in the country. Despite their popularity in Europe, however, coastal turbines have faced resistance in the U.S. “We have a huge, clean energy resource off of our coast, and to date we have not tapped into it,” Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski told VICE News correspondent Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Read: [More]