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California's floating wind farms could power 1.6 million homes

Several full-scale floating wind farms already operate in Europe and Asia. Image: REUTERS

Matthew Lackner

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Three of the common types of floating wind turbine platform. Image: Josh Bauer/NREL

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