France plans a $14.2 billion offshore wind farm project
Offshore wind farms are a promising way to fill up the grid with renewable energy indeed. Given the fact that these wind farms are located far out into the sea, they trap winds at faster speeds than they would on land, and also, save up a whole lot of land space too! Now, the French government is turning to offshore wind farms with a €10 billion ($14.26 billion) tender held out with hopes of setting up 1,200 wind turbines in 5 offshore wind farms. Currently, France depends mostly of nuclear energy and is looking for greener ways to power up, hence the dream to catch the wind.
The new wind farms will generate about 3.5% of France’s electricity needs, and the nation seeks to power up 23% of its needs with renewable energy by 2020.