Blowing strong

2019-03-07 02:12:09

Germany plans to build the world’s two biggest wind farms. Energy firm Winkra-Energie of Hannover says it will place 200 windmills 35 kilometres off the island of Rügen in the Baltic, where the water is only 20 metres deep. It plans another 200 in the North Sea off the island of Helgoland. Each site will produce 1000 megawatts of power. The Baltic windmills already have a convenient place to plug into the German electricity grid: the old East German nuclear plant at Greifswald,