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Monday, 15 August 2011

Three steps to build a Wind farm

By 2020 the government hopes that 15% of the UK's energy will come from renewable sources. Wind energy is expected to make up a large proportion of this amount.

But although the UK is well placed geographically, for harnessing wind energy, offshore wind farms remain an expensive way of producing electricity.

In this excellent resource on the BBC News website, we are taken on a journey from the manufacture of wind turbines in Northern Ireland, to their erection off the Cumbria coast

The resource includes video clips, detailed information about costs and construction and can be accessed here

Well worth a look – especially Year 12 Geographers

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