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Offshore wind

Offshore wind

Published: 2015-11-19 | Original Article
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Off Shore Turbines
Off Shore Turbines

Wind power promises to gain massive adoption in 25 years as advances in turbine blade designs are borrowed from aeronautics technology to derive the maximum amount of energy from each gust of wind. 

Wind turbines will also increasingly move offshore, where countries like Denmark are already showing the rest of the world just how effective offshore wind energy can be. Wind power already provides a third of the country's power and is expected to provide a full 50 percent by 2020.

Offshore installations like the 111-turbine Anholt farm, completed last year, provide some 1.27 gigawatts of power, enough to power well more than 1 million households. And because offshore wind resources tend to blow stronger and more consistently than onshore installations, intermittency is less of a problem.


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