Floating Wind Turbines Could See Wind Farms Arrive At The Great Lakes

The problem with offshore wind turbines is that they need to be positioned relatively close to the shore where the water is not too deep, and this upsets residents local to the coastline. Residents don’t want to see wind turbines spoiling their views of the water. The Scandia Offshore Wind project which was planned for the waters of Lake Michigan was cancelled due to local protests. However a new technology, floating turbines, means that offshore wind farms can be installed in Lake Michigan, placed far beyond site.The Seattle based engineering…

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