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Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind power

Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind power | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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World's Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm to Power 600,000 Homes. Sweden's Vattenfall set a world record for the lowest price ever paid for offshore wind power. The state-owned energy company bid EUR 49.9 (or $54) per megawatt-hour to develop the Danish Kriegers Flak, a 600-megawatt offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, about 15 kilometers off the Danish island Møn. Kriegers Flak. For comparison, the average cost of offshore wind is around $126 per megawatt-hour.

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from Inhabitat

Hexicon's Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat

Floating power island will harvest wind on the waves. #Sustainable #Sustainability

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from nytimes.com

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm May Power Up a New Industry

A just-completed project off the coast of Rhode Island, though relatively tiny (only enough to power 17,000 homes), is at the forefront of a sea-based transition to renewable energy. (2016-08-23 NYTimes)

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from The Independent

Offshore wind farms create 'reef effect' perfect for wildlife

Offshore wind farms create 'reef effect' perfect for marine wildlife - especially seals - “Things like barnacles and mussels will settle on hard structures and then that in turn will attract other marine species and it builds up over time.”

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2.13.13 - Innovative Six-legged Ship Helps Construct Offshore Wind Farms - The ship can be jacked up above the water to provide stability for workers assemble massive offshore turbines. “The Pacific Orca is the largest wind farm installation ship ever built,...Her capacity is enormous. She can carry and install up to 12, 3.6-MW wind turbines.”

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from USA TODAY

Offshore wind farms can tame hurricanes, study finds

Offshore wind farms can tame hurricanes rather than be destroyed by them, says ground-breaking research led by Stanford University that touts the benefits of wind power.

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