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Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT), Offshore
There are two types of off-shore turbines, those mounted on pylons in shallow waters and those that are designed to float in deep water. Both types typically employ variations on the standard three-blade designs for the turbine itself.

Floating models can be designed to use this feature as a method of rotation to follow the wind direction. Also, floating models can take advantage of higher and more consistent wind speeds in the open ocean. Floating HAWTs also deal with the issue of aesthetics in a very different way than LAGI is attempting to (by their location more than 12 miles from land, they completely disappear beyond the horizon as viewed from shore).