Offshore wind plays an important role in the energy transition and global and National climate objectives. An important precondition is a further cost reduction of 35%. The sector aims to achieve this by the development of new turbines (focus on larger turbines), innovative solutions for transport and installation, new foundation types and cost reductions in operation and maintenance. At the same time, the offshore wind industry aims to move to deep water areas.
TouchWind and consortium are developing a disrupting technology: a low-costfloating wind turbine. The most striking feature of the TouchWind turbine is its self-erecting mast that acts as a passive pitch control. With this turbine, TouchWind breaks with the current tradition of three-bladed turbines, resulting in an estimated 29% cost reduction per kWh and an increased number of turbines per km2.
- TU Delft
- VDL Mast Solutions
- Tres4 / We4ce
- Nidec Netherlands
- Renewable Energy (Subsidieregeling Hernieuwbare Energie)
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