Gallery: Scotland to Build Two-Blade Offshore Wind Turbine with Helicop...

 

A unique, two-blade wind turbine that features a helicopter landing pad will soon be rising off the eastern coast of Scotland. Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing announced this week that the Scottish government has approved the construction of the innovative 6 MW wind turbine at the Fife Energy Park in Methil, which will be located about 70 feet offshore. Scotland has set an ambitious goal of sourcing 100 percent of the country’s power from renewable energy, and the two-blade design will be part of a test to develop new offshore solutions.

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  1. FlyingDuck November 29, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Putting wind turbines into tunnels seems to be useful too as you can see they wanne do in brasil:

    http://www.smart-urban-stage.com/blog/future-of-the-city/natural-wind/

  2. Miles November 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

    70 feet offshore? Is that really offshore?

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