Why offshore wind energy?

Esteban Pérez, María Dolores and Diez Gonzalez, Jose Javier and López Gutiérrez, José Santos and Negro Valdecantos, Vicente (2011). Why offshore wind energy?. "Renewable Energy", v. 36 (n. 2); pp. 444-450. ISSN 0960-1481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2010.07.009.


Title: Why offshore wind energy?
  • Esteban Pérez, María Dolores
  • Diez Gonzalez, Jose Javier
  • López Gutiérrez, José Santos
  • Negro Valdecantos, Vicente
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Renewable Energy
Date: February 2011
ISSN: 0960-1481
Volume: 36
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Ordenación del Territorio, Urbanismo y Medio Ambiente [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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At the beginning of 2010, only 2000 wind megawatts had been installed offshore. Although the first offshore wind farm experiment took place in 1990, most of the facilities built up to now have been pilot projects. Then, offshore wind power can be considered as an incipient market. However, just at this moment, the growth of this technology finally seems to be happening, being several countries at the top of its development (the United Kingdom, Denmark, Holland, Sweden and Germany). This current situation, the raw materials problems and the general commitments to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases are leading to predict a promising future for this technology. This paper deals with a brief revision of the state of the art of offshore wind power, followed by a critical discussion about the causes of the recently growth that is currently happening. The discussion is based on the comparison of offshore wind energy with other renewable energies (like onshore wind, marine hydrodynamics, hydraulic, solar, etc.) and even with conventional power

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Item ID: 6735
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/6735/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:6735
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2010.07.009
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09601481
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Apr 2011 11:43
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 15:55
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