People looking to pursue cheap energy rates could be encouraged by news that vertical-axis turbines are closer to reality, reports New Energy Focus.
SeaRoc, a firm specialising in marine engineering, will be developing the new turbines for British-based firm VertAx Wind and plans to create the vertical-axis technology in a way that will scale-up widespread production and reduce the need for maintenance.
The plan is to have the new design ready for deployment quickly enough to help reduce the UK's national carbon footprint in line with ambitious 2020 targets.
Peter Hodgetts, chief executive of the SeaRoc Group, said: "VertAx is an exciting opportunity for SeaRoc to bring its expertise and experience to meet the unique challenges of the offshore environment and contribute to delivering on the targets for offshore wind."
Steven Pace, managing director of VertAx, told the website that the construction process for the new turbine blades takes time and uses carbon fibre, but they could last up to 40 years.
Offshore wind farms are popular as a concept as they have less impact on topography.
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