11 Aug '17, 5pm

4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies

4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies

One developing technology that enables construction in deeper water is a floating base or foundation. Instead of securing an offshore wind turbine directly to the bottom of a lake or ocean, the base is tethered to the seafloor and designed to float at depths greater than 165 feet. Floating technologies, already validated internationally by full-scale prototypes, will allow access to significant deep water wind resources near large energy markets where sites suitable for bottom-fixed offshore foundations may be limited, such as Maine, the West Coast, and Hawaii.

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