Scotland sets ‘renewable’ benchmark! Comes out with the World’s 1st floating wind farms
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 24-Jul-2017

Edinburgh, July 24: As we are well aware about the fact that the world’s ozone layer is depleting and resulting into global warming, the result of which is not in our advantage. To improve the situation of overall pollution, countries are signing either the Paris Climate Accord or getting involved with the UNESCO. Surprisingly, there are countries in the world who are executing their ideas and initiatives, like Scotland.  


The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines used. 


The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will bring power to 20,000 homes. Manufacturer Statoil says output from the turbines is expected to equal or surpass generation from current ones. It hopes to cash in on a boom in the technology, especially in Japan and the West coast of the US, where waters are deep.

So far, one giant turbine has already been moved into place, while four more wait in readiness in a Norwegian fjord. By the end of the month they'll all have been towed to 15 miles off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, where they'll float upright like giant fishing floats.

Scotland is continuing to break records on renewable electricity, attracting investment, creating jobs and tackling climate change. This initiative by Scotland will stand as a benchmark for other countries who should take inspiration from this considerably small Northern country.