U.S. Department of Energy

10/08/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/08/2020 10:01

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

4.Offshore Wind Turbines Can Float: Several companies are developing innovative floating offshore wind platforms for use in deep waters. Three kinds of floating platforms are spar-buoy, tension leg platform, and semi-submersible.

3. Offshore Wind is Right on Time: Offshore winds are typically stronger during the day, allowing for a more stable and efficient production of energy when consumer demand is at its peak. Most land-based wind resources are stronger at night, when electricity demands are lower.