The Scottish government has stamped its approval for a floating offshore windmill warm that will be built off the coast of the country, out at sea.
The world’s largest offshore wind farm has been greenlit by the Scottish government and will see Norwegian energy firm Statoil engage in a pilot scheme to install five turbines that will be anchored out at sea.
The pilot batch will consist of five floating windmills with 6MW turbines each, totaling 30MW with the collective peak potential to generated 135GWh (Giga-watts/hr). That’s enough to power 20,000 homes.
Dubbed the Hywind Scotland project, construction is set to begin in 2016 and will be the UK’s first ever [...]