Scotland starts world’s first floating wind farm

Oct 23, 2017, 7:03 AM EDT
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Scotland, with its sight set on an ambitious goal of becoming “zero-carbon” by 2020, now hosts the world’s first floating wind farm that can produce enough electricity to meet power requirements of nearly 10,000 homes.

The Hywind project, located about 25 km off the shores of the Scottish town of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, comprises giant turbines hooked to the bottom of the sea, a model that seeks to tap the potential of offshore wind as a competitive new energy source, notes Futurism.

The new floating design opens up new opportunities for island nations like the Philippines and others to source renewable energy and head towards a carbon-free power economy, writes