The use of Wind Energy dates back to almost 2,000 years ago, when very simplistic Wind-Powered tools evolved in the next centuries into the first horizontal-axis Wind-Powered mills.
At the turn of the 18th century, however, another form of energy was harnessed, forever changing life as we know it – Electricity. As a result, Wind Mills were redesigned as Wind Turbine generators and, in doing so, Wind Power became the mechanism for generating electricity.
Fast forward to the 21st century, and modern Wind Turbines now consist of three basic elements:
A modern wind turbine can be split up into three basic elements:
Key Considerations for Onshore Wind Energy Generation vs. Offshore Wind Energy Generation
The final result of all of the key considerations listed above?
The LCoE (Levelized Cost of Energy) of Onshore Wind Energy is at the moment still lower than Offshore Wind Energy. We anticipate, however, that due to increasing scale & further maturization of industry, the LCoE will reduce further in coming years, allowing Offshore Wind Energy to compete at highest level.
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