U.S. research project aims to make offshore wind farms more efficient

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The collaboration with Portland State University will couple the simulation and modeling efforts with experimental studies within a unique facility at Portland State that merges a wind tunnel and wave tank to conduct scaled controlled experiments.

Official Press Release John Hopkins University:

Trying to catch the wind: Research project aims to make offshore wind farms more efficient, powerful

Ocean-based wind farms have the potential to meet 90% of the nation's energy demands by 2050, but work must be done to understand the many environmental factors that will affect energy production by offshore farms

Energy experts generally agree: Part of the answer to supplying the U.S. with clean, renewable, and abundant energy is just offshore, blowin' in the wind. Energy generated by wind turbines floating in the ocean off both U.S. coasts and the Great Lakes has the potential to meet 90% of the country's demand for electricity by 2050, experts say, and offshore wind farms are capable of yielding far more additional energy than their land-based counterparts. But despite their potential, only seven turbines currently whirl off U.S. coastal waters,... ... More: Official Press Release John Hopkins University

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