TITLE

Wind power drifts out to sea

AUTHOR(S)
Chan, Nick
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Green Futures;Oct2009, Issue 74, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
47381914

 

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