Windfarms that float on the sea raise hopes of a greener future
A green light for new floating platforms off the Scottish coast should help lower the cost of a low-carbon economy A floating windfarm, which ministers hope could hold the key to cutting the cost of renewable energy, has been given the go-ahead by…
Increased knowledge about seabed and weather conditions for foundations and cable costs allowed project developers to select which schemes to take forward and which not, he said.
Last month, offshore wind provided 5% of national⊃1; electricity consumption from around 24 farms producing 3.6GW. There is now, in total, more than 5GW – enough to power 4m homes – in operation or under construction, at an estimated cost close to £15bn.
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