russiaarcticThe first wind farm in the Arctic should be released in the Arkhangelsk region for a planned launch by 2015 or 2016, according to a report issued by ‘the voice of Russia.

The wind farm will be developed by Russian ‘Mejregionsoyouzenergo’, in partnership with the German company’ SoWiTec. The project aims to power about 100,000 homes. Located along the White Sea, is expected to become one of the largest wind farms in Europe.

“The coastal areas are characterized by strong winds. On the White Sea, the average speed of 7 m / s. They are regular winds that blow constantly. In this sense, the coast of the White Sea offers good opportunities “said analyst group chief investment North Kapital Roman Tkachuk.

The development of new wind farm is expected to cost about 16 billion rubles (350 million euros), while the return on investment is not expected before 2030.

The construction of wind farms is also provided on the Kola Peninsula. This island is indeed difficult supply conventional energy sources such as coal or gas. “Under the conditions of Russia, wind energy will rather local. It will be developed in areas where the construction of gas pipelines, oil pipelines and energy has problems lines. In a remote area, it is easier to build a wind farm with batteries rather than a pipeline,” added Yuri Rykov exercising the energy department of the Institute for Energy and Finance.

According to the Russian Ministry of the Economy, the cost of fossil fuels (natural gas, oil, etc …) will be multiplied by 5 for the next 20 years. So to prepare for that date, that Russia seeks to diversify as other continents.

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