Floating Offshore Wind Power

Ideally, offshore wind farms will be far enough away from land to avoid being seen from the shoreline, eliminating any residual objections from local residents. Current offshore projects tend to site turbines in waters less than 20 metres deep - going further offshore would mean locating them at depths of 50 meters or more, which is too deep to build supporting towers or trusses down to the sea floor at an affordable cost. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Greg Boyle - Dec 9, 2008 - 9:59 AM PST
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