Germany is replacing its nuclear reactors with massive offshore wind farms – Quartz

By Cassie Werber 

Offshore wind power isn’t the easiest thing to build. The turbines themselves are large and complex, and need to keep working for decades in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. As well as the windmill, there’s a support structure needed for every turbine to keep it upright and spinning; then there are the connecters that take the power back to land, where it’s needed. A ballpark figure of around £1 million ($1.5 million) for each turbine isn’t an exaggeration.

Source: Germany is replacing its nuclear reactors with massive offshore wind farms – Quartz