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  •  Floating Wind Turbines (1+ / 0-)
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    KenBee

    Floating wind turbine structures are becoming a reality. The advantage is that they can be assembled in harbor and towed into place. This technology has the promise of a significant reduction in the cost of deep water turbines. Here's one example in Portugal from Seattle's Principle Power Wind Float.

    The other characteristic of wind power to keep in mind that that the incremental cost per kilowatt hour is zero. That is, if the wind blows, you get get kilowatt hours with no fuel cost (until someone figures out how to own wind rights).

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