Monthly Archives: September 2009

Floating Windmills

Very interesting news article came in today’s Energy Central Daily. The source article is from the Maine Press Herald: ‘Amazing’ turbine may be tested off Maine.

A large 2.3 MW wind turbine is being contemplated for a location off the coast of Maine at water depths more than 650ft deep. It would be anchored with three tethers – but otherwise would simply float. Amazing.

Hopefully they wouldn’t lose too much energy through the six miles of transmission lines across the ocean floor. But, then again, the stability and strength of the winds out on the ocean may more than make up for any extra losses.

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