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August 29, 2011

New platform would let wind farms float

Journal Staff Reporter

Image courtesy of The Glosten Associates [enlarge]
Glosten said its floating platform (shown below the water) can support large wind turbines. A farm of turbines in deep water could generate hundreds of megawatts of power.

A consortium of universities and private companies has selected Pelastar, a floating platform developed by The Glosten Associates of Seattle, to hold what likely will be the first wind turbine installed offshore of the United States.

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