We know turbines to be the best producers of alternative energy. But, they too are often denounced as eyesores for the people living around them. Norwegian energy group Norsk Hydro announced an alternative solution to the alternative energy generator. It is to float a windmill on the high seas. Yes, on high seas. We have heard of windmills that stand in shallow waters offshore but no region has windmills far from land. A novel windmill floating on the high seas is likely to generate electricity from 2007 in a shift from land-based turbines. Out of sight over the horizon, it will be parks of non-polluting windmills. And it could eventually supply power to coastal cities or to offshore oil and gas platforms anywhere from the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico. Norsk Hydro, after successful laboratory tests, said it aimed to go ahead with a project to build a prototype — an upright steel and concrete tube about 200 meters (660 feet) high with 80 meters jutting above the water and rotor blades 60 meters long.
Floating Windmills on High Seas to Lessen Eyesore
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