Agucadoura (Portugal)

Type: City
Name: Agucadoura (Portugal)
Country: Portugal
Latitude: 41.43
Longitude: -8.77
population: 4,520
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Coos Bay Wind Farm Floats On

Surrounded by lush, emerald trees, Coos Bay, Oregon is positively idyllic. The clime is also nearly perfect, with the town receiving plenty of rainfall each year. Located on the bay of its namesake, the town is known for its quaint appeal and scenic natural ... [Published Energy Digital - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Drifting off the coast of Portugal, the frontrunner in the global race for floating windfarms

off the coast of Agucadoura, near Porto, shows a "Windfloat," one of the three fonctionning floating wind turbine in the world. Photograph: AFP/ Above the inky Atlantic water and beneath a clear blue sky, the giant wind turbine turns gracefully in the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 23 2014]

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Alla Weinstein, CEO of Principal Power, believes the WindFloat will revolutionize the way the industry approaches offshore energy. "In a way we are making a similar leap towards new energy resources as the Oil & Gas industry did in the 1970's when it began using floating structures,” she said."
...An illustration for Hywind floating wind turbine prototype in Scotland. Photograph: /PR Eeks agrees with Weinstein about competition: "What is needed is to see more concepts put into practice: competition will bring the prices down." Floating wind turbines should benefit from being able to be assembled onshore, then towed to position, avoiding costly bad-weather delays

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First WindFloat Successfully Deployed 2-Megawatt Offshore(EWEA Offshore 2011) – Energias de Portugal (EDP) and Principle Power, Inc. (Principle Power) have just announced the successful offshore deployment of a full-scale 2-megawatt (MW) WindFloat off ...
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