New Danish offshore wind farm might hit 1 GW

Danish politicians will soon decide on whether a pricey grid connection will be allocated to one the country's coming offshore wind farms, which will reportedly have a price tag of around DKK 20 billion – but be nearly free of state subsidy.

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Denmark's next offshore wind farm has gotten a name – Thor. According to parliamentarians, the name has little to do with Sif, Tyra and all the other viking-inspired North Sea oil and gas fields. Rather, the name is selected due to its location off the coast of the town Thorsminde, and because "Thor has a recognizable Nordic association and also functions well in English," according to a press release.

In any case, the facility will be Denmark's first to get a slightly more catchy title than preceding wind farms frugally named after mundane locations – a trend that has also taken hold in the booming US offshore wind market with project names such as Revolution Wind. This might not be the coming Danish tender's only US-inspired revolution.

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