Offshore winds are the type of wind that blows from the earth right in to the sea. It can also be referred to as wind farm constructed in water bodies. These winds are most predominant in the US.
This article highlights some of the thing to know about offshore winds.
Factors to note when dealing with offshore winds
Abundance of resources
Offshore wind has the capability of delivering clean and renewable energy. This is to fulfil the electrical demands of cities that border the US coastlines.
Turbines are quite tall
Turbines found in offshore wind are regarded as extremely tall. They are almost the same as the height of the Washington monument.
Use of undersea cables when transmitting electricity
Coastal load center channels the electricity. They are the ones responsible as to where electricity should go to. They power businesses, homes and schools by distributing electricity inside the electrical grid
Offshore wind resources are found in deep waters
About 60% of the majority of offshore resources of wind in the states are found in deep waters.
Wind turbines can actually float
Most companies here are embracing the innovation and creation of offshore wind solutions. They are majorly used in deep waters.
Offshore winds are always on time
These winds are very strong during the day. These allows an efficient and stable production of energy especially when the demand is high.
When the demand for electricity is lower, land-based wind resources become stronger especially at night.
Most Americans are close to offshore wind resources
Almost 80 percent of the country’s electricity needs happen in the Great lakes and coastal states. These wind resources are located in populations that are found in coastal areas.
The turbines off coastlines usually connect the power grid with shorter transmission lines.
Advantages of offshore winds
These highs of these winds include;
Steadier wind speed
On the land, offshore wind speed is quite steadier. With a steadier supply of wind, it means the source of energy will be more reliable
Fast on land
These winds tend to be very fast on land. As the winds increases, so is the production of energy. This in turn means that more energy can be generated.
The offshore winds also have its lows. They include;
Difficult and expensive to maintain
The winds are of high maintenance. It is quite expensive and difficult to build a secure and robust wind farm. The installation and production of power cables is very costly.
- The effect on marine birds and animals in offshore winds are yet to be understood.
- Farms found within the coastline are not familiar among the local residents. This adversely affects property values and tourism.
In totality, IQIP plays a major role in offshore winds. It provides different types of services and equipment. It is achieved through a project-by- project theory.
Customers are guaranteed positive results because of the track record between IQIP and offshore wind projects.