Are there any countries that are using floating wind turbines?



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    A British company has plans to construct the world’s first floating wind turbine, “in a move that could herald a new generation of cheaper, less problematic wind energy.” The company plants to place the prototype device 12 miles off the coast of southern Italy.

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    As of September 2009, Norway is the first country to use and operate a floating wind turbine. Created by the energy company Statoil, the floating structure consists of a steel cylinder filled with a ballast of water and rocks. It extends 100 meters beneath the surface and is attached to the sea bed by a three-point mooring spread.

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