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North Hoyle Wind Farm

March 17, 2014   

North Hoyle is located 4-5 miles off the coast between Rhyl and Prestatyn and comprises of 30 wind turbines. It is situated in Liverpool Bay.

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It is the UK’s first major offshore wind farm and represents a major milestone in the UK’s drive towards cleaner sources of power.

Built in 2003, the project is now fully operational and produces enough clean, green electricity each year to meet the needs of approximately 40,000 homes. This clean generation will offset the release of about 160,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (the main greenhouse gas contributing to global warming and climate change) every year.

SOURCES & IMAGES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Hoyle

http://www.visitprestatyn.com/things-to-do/beach/150-first-major-offshore-wind-farm.html

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