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New Research Aims to Make Floating Wind Farms Better

A team of researchers is working on a new system to connect floating offshore wind turbines with a network of anchors to reduce costs. The planned network of anchors would connect dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place and also reduce the number of geotechnical site investigations. The research team is working with Vryhof Anchors, the company behind the first floating wind farm off the coast of Norway. The team hopes that reducing costs for floating wind farms will help bring the U.S. closer to generating 20% of its energy from renewable sources.

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