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Offshore wind turbines built in port more cost effective

Smart City Chirine Etezadzadeh

Research shows how costs for installations of offshore wind farms can be cut. Image source: Shutterstock (#578904157).

Researchers from the University of Delaware have developed a method with which offshore wind farms could be constructed cheaper and faster. The scale and pace of offshore wind deployment would also be increased significantly as per project, the team estimates savings up to $1.6 billion while also cutting the construction time in half.

The main reason for these improvements is that the entire wind turbine could be assembled in one piece in port. Afterwards, a single unit is installed into the seafloor at its offshore site.

CleanTechnica

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