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Hawaii offshore wind farm development in doldrums

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                                Companies and government agencies are working to establish offshore wind farms in Hawaii to diversify renewable-energy production, but the process has been exceedingly slow. One company, Progression Energy LLC, envisions floating turbines that could be similar to what is shown here off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

    COURTESY PRINCIPLE POWER INC.

    Companies and government agencies are working to establish offshore wind farms in Hawaii to diversify renewable-energy production, but the process has been exceedingly slow. One company, Progression Energy LLC, envisions floating turbines that could be similar to what is shown here off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

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