Friday, September 22, 2006

MIT Developing Floating Wind Turbines | Floating Wind Turbines the Wave of the Future:
by Nancy Sauffer -- September 21, 2006
"Sclavounos estimates that building and installing his floating support system should cost a third as much as constructing the type of truss tower now planned for deep-water installations. Because of the strong offshore winds, the floating turbines should produce up to twice as much electricity per year (per installed megawatt) as wind turbines now in operation. And since the wind turbines are not permanently attached to the ocean floor, they are a movable asset."

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