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    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Norway’s Floating Wind Gets 65% Capacity Factor

    World’s first floating wind farm performing better than anticipated

    Lacy Cooke, February 21, 2018 (Inhabitat)

    “…[Norwegian wind giant Statoil’s] 30 megawatt Hywind Scotland floating wind farm started operating last fall, and…[has] performed better than expected in its first three full months in production…[It has] survived a winter storm, a hurricane, and wave heights of around 27 feet while powering around 20,000 households in the United Kingdom…[Its 65 percent of max theoretical capacity performance is greater than the typical offshore wind project’s] 45 to 60 percent…[Statoil New Energy Solutions has targeted a 40 to 60 Euros per megawatt-hour by 2030 cost and is seeking new opportunities for the technology] in Europe, Asia, and North America’s west coast…” click here for more

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