The world’s first floating wind farm

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In 2014, wind power generated 9.3 percent of the UK’s electricity requirement, and that figure is set to grow substantially if a pilot scheme in the North Sea is successful. The Hywind pilot park, off the northeast coast of Scotland, is the world’s first floating wind farm, which will generate enough power for 20,000 homes when it becomes operational in 2017. While most appreciate the value of wind turbines and its ability to provide an excellent source of renewable energy, many have a ‘not in my back yard’ attitude and complain of the visual and noise pollution they create. The…

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