US and UK to Collaborate on ‘Floating’ Wind Turbines

The new technology could allow Britain to harness the consistently higher wind speeds available over deeper water.

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The UK and US will work together to develop “floating” wind turbines to harness more offshore wind power at a potentially lower cost, the government said on Monday.

Before this week’s clean-energy meeting of ministers from 23 countries in London, the government announced it will collaborate with the US in developing wind technology to generate power in deep waters that are currently off-limits to conventional turbines.

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