World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm Coming to Scotland

A conceptual drawing of a floating wind farm
A conceptual drawing of a floating wind farm

Recently the Scottish Government announced its latest plans to harness the great power potential of the wind around the United Kingdom.  Scotland plans to build the world’s largest floating wind farm off the coast of Peterhead, which will harness an impressive 135 Gigawatt hours of electricity per year.  This work will be completed by Norway’s Statoil, and will make it the largest floating wind farm on earth!   Why are floating wind farms gaining popularity?  Because of their cheaper installation and maintenance costs, while still harnessing immense amounts of wind power.

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http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/02/worlds-biggest-floating-wind-farm/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000595

 

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