After a number of articles talking about it, we can finally say that the world’s first floating wind farm has gone live in Scotland.
We have been talking about this project for some time now as it is a great way of building new renewable power sources, without having to take up land or put it in unsightly places, also there’s a lot more wind at sea, so that means more power generated.
It was created by Staoil, who turned the wind farm (named Hywind) on this week 25 km off Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.
From here, the wind farm is capable of producing enough power to supply around 20,000 homes at depths of up to 800 meters.
Irene Rummelhoff, executive vice president of the New Energy Solutions business area in Statoil said the following about the news:
“Hywind can be used for water depths up to 800 meters, thus opening up areas that so far have been inaccessible for offshore wind. The learnings from Hywind Scotland will pave the way for new global market opportunities for floating offshore wind energy. Through their government’s support to develop the Hywind Scotland project, the UK and Scotland are now at the forefront of the development of this exciting new technology. Statoil looks forward to exploring the next steps for floating offshore wind.”
You can also check out the video below for a quick look. The source link below that will provide you with more information.