Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Offshore Wind Power Advocates Look Beyond the Horizon

The Boston Business Journal has this report on efforts to develop the necessary technology to push offshore wind farms into deeper waters. According to the article, the Offshore Wind Energy Consortium has hired Resolve Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm to produce a feasibility study of offshore technologies by January, 2005. Current technology limits offshore wind farms to shallow sites with depths of no more than 50 feet, but OWEC is hoping to identify options that would make siting wind farms further offshore feasible. Technologies under consideration include floating platforms, or stilts set in water up to 100 feet deep.

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