Located 120 kilometers (75 miles) off England's Yorkshire coast, Hornsea One will be the largest offshore wind farm ever created. Built within an area larger than the Maldives, the 100 meters-tall towers will generate enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 100 million homes.
Hornsea One will take the United Kingdom closer to its goal of deriving a third of the country's electricity from offshore wind by 2030.
If the project is successful, it would provide a blueprint for how to help governments achieve environmental targets set out at this week's United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
Renewable energy will be critical to achieving those climate goals.This is important as, despite the Paris Agreement's attempt to stem the rising emissions and the growing demand for energy.
From CNN Business:
Orsted has built 25 offshore wind farms across Europe, the United States and Asia.
It changed its name from Danish Oil and Natural Gas in 2017 to reflect its transformation to a green energy company. The company has cut its use of coal by 73% since 2006 and plans to be coal free by 2023.
The United Kingdom is its biggest market for offshore wind and Orsted will have invested £12 billion ($15 billion) in the sector by 2020.
With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts, Hornsea One will generate nearly twice the power of Orsted's Walney Extension — the current largest offshore wind farm in the world, located in the Irish Sea.