Photo of the Week
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Eleanor Partridge/Marine Photobank
Located off the eastern shores of Norfolk in the United Kingdom, the
Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm’s 60-mile-high turbines produce 60
megawatts, enough to power 41,000 homes. Not only does it produce a
significant amount of power for the area but it also attracts about
35,000 visitors to its educational visitor center each year. This
picture was taken during an event held for local stakeholders to learn
more about the wind farm. Photographer Eleanor Partridge reflects on the
experience saying, "Scroby Sands is one of more than 10 offshore wind
farms in the United Kingdom, with many more in development. The event
was a really useful opportunity for local people to learn more about an
industry which is undergoing significant expansion."