What Is Offshore Wind Power Generation?

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Offshore Wind Power
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With over four decades of experience in the energy sector, Benedito Carraro is the managing partner of WGC Engenharia and an advisory board member for Duvekot Corporation and Participa Inc. Benedito Carraro is also keenly interested in the potential of European offshore wind power generation.

To use the power of offshore wind, many countries are employing wind turbines. Wind that blows over the ocean is strong and consistent, making for a reliable source of renewable energy. This energy source is more dependable than land-based wind energy, and it has the ability to produce substantial amounts of electricity with just a slight increase in wind speed. For example, an average increase of just 2 miles per hour can increase the amount of electricity produced by an offshore turbine by 50 percent.

In Europe, the number of offshore wind energy farms is growing rapidly. By 2011, only up to 10 percent of wind farms were built offshore. However, by 2015, over 30 percent of wind turbines in Europe were being built for offshore power generation.With over four decades of experience in the energy sector, Benedito Carraro is the managing partner of WGC Engenharia and an advisory board member for Duvekot Corporation and Participa Inc. Benedito Carraro is also keenly interested in the potential of European offshore wind power generation.

To use the power of offshore wind, many countries are employing wind turbines. Wind that blows over the ocean is strong and consistent, making for a reliable source of renewable energy. This energy source is more dependable than land-based wind energy, and it has the ability to produce substantial amounts of electricity with just a slight increase in wind speed. For example, an average increase of just 2 miles per hour can increase the amount of electricity produced by an offshore turbine by 50 percent.

In Europe, the number of offshore wind energy farms is growing rapidly. By 2011, only up to 10 percent of wind farms were built offshore. However, by 2015, over 30 percent of wind turbines in Europe were being built for offshore power generation.

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