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http://www.wicz.com/story/41946699/this-small-island-chain-is-leading-the-way-on-hydrogen-power "It was here that in 2017 the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in a world first, used tidal energy to split water and make hydrogen — a process known as electrolysis." ---------------- In recent years the UK has become home to 7 of the world's 10 largest offshore wind farms, 2 of the 4 largest under construction and 9 of the 14 proposed over 1GW globally. Boris has now committed to 40GW by 2030 - for context, it's currently about 10-12GW, representing 30-40% of the UK energy mix - and Round 4 of bidding has begun with some ~13GW already being built, so I have a feeling harnessing or selling that excess power will become a big deal in the next few years A company called Quidnet is working on this in the US. This is going to be massive when they make it work. Having maximum power output at night is a great feature for electric vehicles, which overwhelmingly charge at night. If the EV ratio were something like 25% to 50% of vehicles they would soak up as much as the wind farms could deliver.
The Danish company Orsted A/S opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm yesterday. What do you need to know about it? It’s called the Walney Extension, it’s off the northwest coast of England, and it’s massive. Imagine 47 of these… Via Reuters …plus 40 more Siemens turbines (505 ft. high) generating electricity across an area equivalent to 20,000 soccer fields, or double the size of Manhattan. More specs: The Walney Extension is 50% owned by Orsted, with the other 50% split between two Danish pension funds. The project is able to power 590,000 homes in the U.K., which is a leader in the offshore wind sector. The country operates over 1,800 offshore wind turbines.