18 Apr '11, 8am

Larger blades to cut offshore wind energy costs by a third

Offshore wind turbines featuring larger blades and other design innovations could cut the cost of energy by a third, according to the results of a government and industry-backed study aimed at bringing the price of offshore wind in line with that of its onshore cousin. The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) will today publish the results of its Helm Wind project, led by energy giant E.ON and aimed at delivering a new offshore wind farm designs capable of overcoming many of the maintenance difficulties associated with offshore wind projects, such as access and turbine reliability. FURTHER READING Updated: Advertising watchdog slams anti-wind farm group over exaggerated turbine photos Statkraft inks £160m deal for Dong's UK offshore wind energy The study concluded that better technology could deliver cost savings of around 30 per cent compared to the current state-of-the-ar...

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