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2015-11-02. World's largest floating windfarm gets green light in Scotland.

posted Nov 10, 2015, 12:44 PM by Alan Gould
By Matt Mace, Guardian Environment Network. For GSS Energy Use chapter 10. Excerpt: Hywind Scotland project will see deployment of five floating turbines off coast of Peterhead, capable of powering 20,000 homes, reports edie.net. ...The Scottish government has granted consent for the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead. Oil and gas giant Statoil will build a 30MW pilot park consisting of five floating 6MW turbines, which could power nearly 20,000 homes. The project will be the UK’s first ever floating windfarm development, with construction set to start next year. Statoil’s executive vice president for new energy solutions, Irene Rummelhoff, said: “Floating wind represents a new, significant and increasingly competitive renewable energy source....  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/02/worlds-largest-floating-windfarm-gets-green-light-in-scotland