Greening the Estuary

Shell is proposing a massive windfarm in the Thames Estuary that could power the equivalent of all the houses in Kent and East Sussex.

The full development, costing up to £1.5bn, will require up to 270 wind turbines to generate 1,000 megawatts and would connect into the National Grid’s transmission system in Kent. The turbines would be located in the outer Thames Estuary, more than 20 kilometres offshore and equidistant from the coasts of Essex and Kent. Due to the distance of the wind farm from the shore, there is expected to be little visual impact from the coastline.

via TriplePundit
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