Exploiting offshore wind in the open seas for a renewable energy future
Offshore wind requires shifting from shallow to deep waters, where most resources are available. At water depths over 50 m, the bottom-fixed wind turbine isn’t financially competitive. This makes the floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) an attractive option. However, shortcomings such as mechanical failures and electrical faults can lead to major financial losses. The EU-funded EDOWE project will research FOWT control and monitoring strategies with the aim of delivering a novel distributed multi-scale control and monitoring system to address these issues. By developing an advanced solution to harvest deep offshore wind in a cost-effective way, the project will contribute to meeting EU renewable consumption goals.