First floating wind farm
HYWIND SCOTLAND STATOIL
Five turbines bob in the nearly 400-foot-deep waters off the coast of Scotland, generating enough power to meet the needs of around 20,000 homes. This floating-wind-farm project is close to shore, but the design means that turbines could one day live farther out to sea, where the winds are stronger—and the farms are less visible from land. That’s a winwin for people who like clean energy but want to keep their sweet ocean view.