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A tug pulls a floating wind turbine to its place of operation. There it is anchored to the seabed. Wind turbines with floating foundations have one big advantage: they can be used at locations with greater water depths. The technology can open up completely new regions.
Photovoltaics has become the most important technology in the global transformation of energy systems. More than half of the newly installed capacity in the past two years uses the power of the sun. Considerable growth is also expected in the future. To give an example, the innogy subsidiary BELECTRIC is currently building Australia's largest solar park with an output of 349 megawatts in the state of New South Wales. The open-air solar plant is scheduled to start operation next year.
In summer, the :terra nova vantage point is a popular excursion destination in the Rhineland region. It offers an impressive view of the Hambach open-cast mine. Especially during heat waves, lignite-fired power stations are reliable sources of electricity. Their cooling water does not come from rivers, but is sump water from the depths of the opencast mines.
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