Wind power drifts out to sea

Chan, Nick
October 2009
Green Futures;Oct2009, Issue 74, p10
The article reports on the installation of the first full-scale floating wind turbine, Hywind prototype, by oil giant Statoil Hydro, in Norway. The company has installed a conventional 2.3 megawatts (MW) of Siemen turbine on a weighted spar buoy extending below the surface to have stability and low centre of gravity. Moreover, the firm has invested about 42.8 million pounds in the research, development and construction of the turbine.


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