Offshore wind capacity is increasing exponentially over the years in Europe, taking advantage of the strong winds available over the ocean and of the political incentives to reduce greenhouse gases. The technology is however not yet competitive when compared to fossil fuels or onshore wind. One key improvement that could make offshore wind more attractive is the reduction of the wake effect . The latter corresponds to the velocity deficit generated by each wind turbine wake which affects the production of the others. This effect accounts for approximately 10% of the energy losses for a typical horizontal axis wind turbine wind farm.
|Conference||EWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 |
|Period||17/11/2015 → 20/11/2015|