Worlds First Floating Wind Farm Can Power 20000 Homes

Worlds First Floating Wind Farm Can Power 20000 Homes

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Offshore wind farms hold incredible promise for the future of clean energy production. But a major obstacle is the difficulty of installing turbine towers in deep water where the sheer distance down to the ocean floor makes drilling and securing pylons all but impossible. Scotland may have the answer: Make ’em float.

Hywind Scotland is the world’s first floating wind farm. Bobbing in the waves nearly 600 feet above the sea floor and some 15.5 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland, the farm’s five turbines have just been connected to the power grid and are expected to generate 30MW of energy—enough to power 20,000 homes.

According to the farm’s creators, some 80 percent of potential sites for offshore wind farms are in water more than 200 feet deep, and their floating system can work at depths of nearly half a mile.

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Dated: October 19th 2017
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