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  • Jul 16, 2020

Floating wind, oil and gas and microgrids -  a combination which may interest the community?



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Julian Jackson on Jul 16, 2020

Very interesting.  This is the critical part of the article: "Equinor used learnings from the Scottish project to reduce costs for Hywind Tampen by 40%." In order to compete on cost the LCoE needs to come down. 

Why is Floating Wind important? Many areas with a good offshore wind resource are too deep to have bottom-fixed turbines. The coast of California is a good example as the seabed slopes away steeply from shore and it will need floating wind arrays to capture the renewable energy.

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Matt Chester on Jul 16, 2020

Compound that with the fact that the further off coast you go, the stronger and more consistent winds are and it only helps to increase the capacity factor and overall economics of the project. 

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