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Schools and Higher Education
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Ensure your fleet runs smoothly and keep safety costs in check
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Keep track of daily maintenance tasks to provide an seamless guest experience
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Answered December 03 2019
Offshore wind farms are systems of wind turbines located in the middle of the sea. These turbines harness the force from wind moving over vast bodies of water. Winds along these areas are usually at higher and more constant speeds, due to the lack of physical obstacles more commonly found on land.
The energy generated by the wind turbines is then converted into electricity and transmitted to onshore substations through power cables. Once the electricity is brought onshore, these can then be redistributed to residential and commercial users, such as households residing in the east coast region.
A wind turbine is an equipment used to generate renewable energy. They convert the physical force imparted by the wind to useful electrical energy. As the wind forces the blades of the wind turbine to turn, they drive a shaft attached to a gearbox. The gearbox system significantly increases the rotating speed of the blades. The higher speed from the gearbox output then drives the shaft attached to a generator, which in turn produces electricity.
To increase the electrical energy produced by wind turbines, wind turbines need stronger and more consistent winds. This is why offshore wind farms are ideal sites where wind power can be harvested.
Several factors are considered when choosing a location for an offshore wind farm – these include water depth and seabed geology. Engineering design and construction need to take into account the site’s location to ensure that it is secured. Currently, offshore wind farms can be seen in relatively shallow waters up to 60 meters deep. They are built away from the coast, traffic routes, and protected ecological zones.
Only about 15% of the global energy consumption is linked to some form of renewable energy - apart from wind energy that includes solar, water, geothermal, and more. While it looks like a long way to go, there is a huge potential in moving towards more sustainable forms of energy.
Offshore wind farms, a subset of wind energy, currently provides only around 0.3% of global power generation. While this seems like a low number, its potential has been recognized by both private and public sectors, with substantial development being expected in the next few decades. In fact, a recent study shows that if all the offshore farm locations were to be utilized, wind farms can provide more electricity than the world needs.
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