22 Mar '16, 11am

Norwegian energy giant developing battery solution for offshore wind

In November of last year, I was pretty excited to write about Hywind , a 6 MW offshore wind farm consisting entirely of floating wind turbines that is under development off the coast of Scotland. Given the fact that floating turbines may be able to both drive down costs and increase the geographical viability of offshore wind, this seemed like a significant development in the already explosive growth of offshore wind in Britain . And offshore wind is so particularly exciting because it suffers from less intermittency than its onshore counterpart. (The winds are stronger and more consistent at sea.) Now there's even more reason to be cheerful about this project. Renewable Energy Magazine reports that Statoil, the Norwegian energy (and oil) giant that's developing this project, is also launching Batwind—a lithium ion battery storage solution designed specifically for offshor...

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