World’s First Floating Wind Farm Exceeds Expectations


The world’s first floating wind farm only switched on three months ago but it’s already performing better than expected.
The 30-megawatt Hywind Scotland, located about 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast, churned out 65 percent of its maximum theoretical capacity during November, December and January, according to its operator, Statoil.
In comparison, the typical capacity factor for a bottom fixed offshore wind farm is 45-60 percent during the same winter months.

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