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    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    The First Floating Ocean Wind

    World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

    Roger Harrabin, 23 July 2017 (BBC News)

    “The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland…The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines used…The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will bring power to 20,000 homes…Manufacturer Statoil says output from the turbines is expected to equal or surpass generation from current ones…While the turbines are currently very expensive to make, Statoil believes that in the future it will be able to dramatically reduce costs in the same way that manufacturers already have for conventional offshore turbines…The price of energy from bottom-standing offshore wind farms has plummeted 32% since 2012 - far faster that anyone predicted…The price is now four years ahead of the government's expected target, and another big price drop is expected…” click here for more

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