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From Galway Harbour To Connemara, Wind Turbine Blades Now Generating Power

24th October 2017
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Still from a time lapse video showing one of the massive turbine blades on Galway's dockside last winter Still from a time lapse video showing one of the massive turbine blades on Galway's dockside last winter Photo: Port of Galway

#Windfarm - Giant wind turbine blades seen in Galway Harbour last winter are now in operation in Connemara as part of Ireland’s biggest ever windfarm project.

According to the Connacht Tribune, the Galway Wind Park between Galway Bay and Lough Corrib aims to generate enough energy from its 58 enormous wind turbines to power more than 140,000 homes annually — while offsetting over 220,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

The news comes just days after the world’s first floating windfarm began generating power for Scotland, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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MacDara Conroy

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