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The world’s largest wind farm was just completed in the Irish Sea — and it’s more than twice the size of Manhattan





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The world’s largest wind farm is up and running.

Bigger than San Francisco, it powers more than half a million homes and sits in the Irish Sea, off the coast of England.

The Wallney Extension opened last week with a generating capacity of 659 megawatts, and is located between northern England and the Isle of Man. Its 87 turbines, which stand up to 640 feet tall, are some of the world’s biggest in operation. (Taller is generally better for harnessing the wind because wind speeds tend to pick up as you get higher off the ground.)

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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