21 Feb '12, 1am

Could floating wind turbines wash up at Wave Hub?

Floating offshore wind turbines could become the latest residents at the Wave Hub testing centre off the coast of Cornwall if proposals to expand the cutting-edge facility pass a feasibility study. The private-public Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has commissioned Wave Hub to investigate whether the site could accommodate designs put forward under its £25m offshore wind floating system demonstration project , which was launched in October with the goal of accelerating the development of innovative floating turbines. FURTHER READING Report: E.ON to sell German offshore wind stakes to fund larger projects SSE set to build 'Scotland's first' offshore wind turbine test site The programme is designed to assess the viability of giant floating turbines, which according to a 2010 study could produce 2.5GW of capacity within 50km of the south-west coast alone. Supporters of th...

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