Norway (TGW) StatoilHydro, a Norwegian oil company, has announced plans for the first offshore floating wind turbine.
The 2.3-megawatt, $80 million turbine, a Siemens machine that is 65 meters high, will sit atop a buoy tied down by three anchors.
There are currently many offshore wind turbines and wind farms, but this would be the first one that floats like an oil rig. These turbines have the advantage of having the ability of being far out at sea and allay the NIMBY (Not In My BackYard) problem.
It will be tested starting in 2009 off the coast of Norway.
Via :: EcoFuss