Friday, 10 February 2012

450,000-home wind farm - is it a dream???

A WIND FARM as wide as Mid Sussex that could power 450,000 Sussex homes will be showcased in Albourne.

Energy firm E.ON unveiled this morning (monday)draft plans for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm about seven miles off the Sussex coast, due South of Brighton and Mid Sussex and stretching from Worthing in the west to Seaford in the east.

Albourne is one of the communities staging a public information session as the development enters its formal community consultation phase.

The proposed offshore wind farm, which would be located 13km off the Sussex coast at its nearest point, could feature between 100 and 195 turbines depending on the model used.

The site could accommodate an installed electrical capacity of up to 700MW, which E.ON estimates could generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of around 450,000 homes.

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