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The US Department of Energy’s (DoE) announcement yesterday of $28m in backing for seven ground-breaking offshore wind projects may seem like small beer, but it has the potential to give the nascent floating-turbine technology sector the confidence it needs to leap to commercial maturity.

ANALYSIS: Floating turbines get ready to help wind think deeper

The US Department of Energy’s (DoE) announcement yesterday of $28m in backing for seven ground-breaking offshore wind projects may seem like small beer, but it has the potential to give the nascent floating-turbine technology sector the confidence it needs to leap to commercial maturity.

The US Department of Energy’s (DoE) announcement yesterday of $28m in backing for seven ground-breaking offshore wind projects may seem like small beer, but it has the potential to give the nascent floating-turbine technology sector the confidence it needs to leap to commercial maturity.