Floating wind technology is critical to the U.S. offshore wind industry because 58% of offshore wind resource is in deep water, where higher winds and fewer deployment barriers offer abundant siting opportunities. The science of these systems is already pushing beyond current design assumptions that were developed for smaller machines in terrestrial applications. Floating design philosophies adapted from the offshore oil and gas industry fall short of commercial cost targets, necessitating substantial innovation and validation.
Join Amy Robertson and a panel of researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for a webinar to discuss the research needed to design and optimize innovative floating wind systems that will enable the deep cost reductions necessary for the commercialization of floating offshore wind.
For more information about the webinar, including how to register, contact [email protected]