New idea for wind turbines at sea – but will it float?

Published 09/30 2013 01:17PM

Updated 10/03 2014 08:09AM

North America’s first floating wind turbine, launched in May, is being hailed as a prototype for a future US offshore energy industry. While the small ”pilot phase” unit, sitting off the Maine coast, produces only enough electricity to power four homes, it represents the first stage of a far more ambitious project. Tara Cleary reports for Reuters.

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