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From thisiscornwall.co.uk:

Offshore wind turbine could soon be floating off St Ives Bay

Monday, March 25, 2013

CMCherie

AN offshore wind turbine could soon be seen off St Ives Bay.

Wave Hub, the energy test facilty off the coast of Hayle, has been confirmed by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) as the preferred location for its offshore wind floating platform system demonstrator.

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    Offshore wind turbine could soon be floating off St Ives Bay

The project aims to develop, build and test a floating offshore wind turbine to investigate whether floating windfarms could play a cost-effective role in helping to meet the UK's energy needs.

Wave Hub, which is a grid-connected offshore energy test facility 10 miles off the north coast of Cornwall, could host the project as early as 2015. The demonstrator would remain in place for between eight and 10 years.