The development of floating wind farms, pioneered in Scotland, could deliver tens of billions to the economy, according to report from the industry. The technology allows large turbines to be installed in much deeper waters than the sites traditionally chosen. But the technology is expensive and funding needs to be ring-fence for its potential to be met, the report said. The UK government said any investment in renewable electricity had to provide value for money. The world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind, opened two years ago about 15 miles off Peterhead in Aberdeenshire and it can now generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes.
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