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Offshore Wind Farm - Giving Bremerhaven a Tail Wind

Date:
April 20, 2011
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Summary:
German harbors are counting on offshore wind farms. The Bremen Wind Energy Agency estimates that wind turbines will be installed at sea producing ten gigawatts of power by 2020 - the same amount of energy as 15 power plants.


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