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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Giant offshore windpower

Gizmag and Science Blog write about a really cool idea: giant floating wind turbines located offshore. Advantages:
  • Bigger is much better for wind power, and these can be huge.
  • More wind is much better for wind power, and there's lots more wind on open sea than on land.
  • They are not fixed, so can be towed to where power is needed.
  • They would be far enough offshore that nobody can see them from shore.
  • All of the usual wind power benefits (relatively cheap, no pollution, no greenhouse gas, no peak oilfossil fuel, not controlled by klepetro-states...)
This idea needs to be implemented ... full force!

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