Recently, France introduced the first floating wind turbine - "Floatgen".
The project, which is located near the west coast of France, at a cost of 29.5 million U.S. dollars, is the first attempt of France in offshore wind power.
Many European companies and research institutes are actively involved. Floatgen's manufacturer said the wind turbine is capable of powering 5,000 homes.
Floating wind turbines, also known as deep-sea wind turbines, are typically installed on floating platforms and bolted to anchor cables to help generate electricity from stronger, more sustainable winds in the deep ocean.
The world's first floating wind turbine was born in Norway. It is installed on a floating platform more than 100 meters deep and is fixed by three anchor cables. Today, France is one of the few countries to test the use of floating wind technology.