The project marks a big step towards meeting the global energy demand through renewables.
The Crown Estate, which manages the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, granted two new leases for wind farms in Celtic Sea including the seabed rights for a demonstration project that involves installing floating wind turbines.
The 96MW Erebus project could emerge as one of Britain’s first floating wind farms beyond Scotland, reported The Guardian. The other project is a 10,600 hectare extension to the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm off the coast of north Wales, aimed to provide power up to 576MW and help Wales meet climate targets.
Lesley Griffiths, the environment minister in the Welsh government, called this the “next step in harnessing the potential for energy” in home waters. “The climate emergency means we will need much more renewable energy to meet our needs, and the Welsh government has supported the development of marine energy for many years,” she said.
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