The three-turbine Ross Island wind farm has been opened in Antarctica and is the world’s southernmost wind farm. The farm is providing wind power to New Zealand’s Scott Base and the US McMurdo Station.

The three-turbine Ross Island wind farm, in a region where winter temperatures can approach -60 Celsius, is designed to supply about 11 per cent of the power used by the bases, cutting their diesel consumption by a projected 463,000 litres per year.

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