Wind power development 'boosted Danish industry'

11 Aug 2010
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Wind power developments, whether they are offshore or onshore, have had a noticeable effect on industry in Denmark, according to one commentator.

Bertrand d'Armagnac, writing for Le Monde, noted that more than one-fifth of the energy used by Danes comes from wind power.

He explained that the largest offshore wind farms in Europe are located off the coast of Denmark - the Horns Rev 1 wind farm and Horns Rev 2 wind farm - which between them produce more than 350MW of wind power from 171 turbines.

"Denmark is already thinking about upgrading its ageing farms and has launched a modernisation programme backed by government subsidies," he said.

Mr d'Armagnac added that Danish firms are hoping to build even larger developments than the Horns Rev 1 wind farm and Horns Rev 2 wind farm, with turbines to be created that are even more powerful than those currently in use.

The Horns Rev 2 wind farm is able to produce enough energy to service 200,000 Danish households. 

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