For now of course, it’s just a concept. Norway’s Wind Catching Systems has proposed a floating power grid composed of more than 100 small wind turbines. The company claims that this conceptual power source could produce enough energy for 80,000 European homes. This new wind farm would stand at more than 1,000 feet tall, atop platforms that are anchored to the ocean floor:
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A common complaint about wind farms is the space they take up, but Wind Catching Systems’ grid scales thins down with its compact design. The small size of the individual turbines makes installation and maintenance easy, with no specialty vessels or cranes necessary. With an estimated shelf life of 50 years, they are also designed to be scalable.
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