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Record big wind turbines planned off UK coast
The largest-ever wind turbines will be used at the Dogger Bank offshore windfarm in the North Sea over the next few years, the Guardian reports. Millions of British homes will be powered using wind turbines with blades more than 100 metres long by the early 2020s. The site will use GE’s Haliade-X turbine, which has a capacity of 12 megawatts, making it the world’s most powerful turbine. The windfarms will have a capacity of 3.6 gigawatts, capable of powering 4.5 million homes a year, roughly five per cent of the UK’s electricity generation.