20 Mar '17, 9pm

Scotland approves another floating wind farm project

Typically, the approval of planning permission for a two-turbine wind farm isn't considered news—especially compared to 1+ gigawatt projects being built elsewhere . But Business Green reporting on the approval of planning permission for the Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration Project , located six km off the Caithness coastline, is different: It's the third example of approval for a floating turbine wind farm which, if successful, could massively increase the areas of ocean considered suitable for offshore development. As I mentioned in my story earlier this month on the 50MW Kincardine floating wind farm , the deployment of turbines which are not tethered to the ocean floor with fixed foundations would increase the viable depth at which turbines can be situated, and could also reduce maintenance costs from vibration-related wear and tear. Taken in conjunction with th...

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