27 Feb '12, 2pm

Floating Wind Farm Feasibility Study Launched in Cornwall (UK)

A floating wind farm feasibility study has been launched off the coast of Cornwall in the UK. The new study will try to determine if a popular wave energy test site off the coast of Cornwall (or, to be more specific, Hayle) is a good location for a floating wind farm demonstration project. The feasibility study is being conducted by the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). The research hub where the testing will occur is the world’s largest wave energy test site (Wave Hub) — it was completed in 2010. “We have a particular advantage in that the offshore grid infrastructure and onshore substation are already in place, and we also have a team that has experience of managing the design, consent and installation of offshore energy projects,” Wave Hub general manager, Claire Gibson, said. “We clearly need to consult with a wide range of groups and other sea users about this...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/27/floating-wind-farm-fe...

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