Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the US Gulf of Mexico
Our July 14 Webinar Featured Walt Musial of NREL. Walt presented results from NREL’s recent BOEM-sponsored report, Offshore Wind in the US Gulf of Mexico: Regional Economic Modeling and Site-Specific Analyses.
Our June 23 webinar, hosted in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and NORWEP, featured presentations from Equinor, Aibel, Seaway 7, and the NORCE. Learn how Developers, Service Providers, and Research Entities are applying solutions and strategies from the traditional offshore Oil & Gas sector to the burgeoning Offshore Wind industry, both abroad and domestically.
Wind turbines harness the wind—a clean, free, and widely available renewable energy source—to generate electric power. Visit the interactive animation. You can start and stop the turbine’s movement, hover over parts to see their description, and use the icons in the lower right corner of the animation to switch views.
See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of wind. The video highlights the basic principles at work in wind turbines, and illustrates how the various components work to capture and convert wind energy to electricity.
Opportunities for and Challenges to Further Reductions in the “Specific Power” Rating of Wind Turbines Installed in the United States
The trend toward lower specific power has pushed capacity factors higher while reducing LCOE. This study employs geospatial LCOE analysis across the U.S. to explore whether this trend is likely to continue.