Offshore Wind: Technologies, Ecological Risks and Prospects

Chester Mendoza (Editor)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: TEC031010

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Offshore wind has been envisaged as making a critical contribution in Europe in satisfying the electricity demand in a low-carbon generation scenario. In fact, offshore environment provides a windier and steadier source compared to onshore wind energy. Offshore wind turbine rotors and generators create value by “farming‟ the wind, converting its energy into electricity.

Costly infrastructure – the very high towers, deep seabed foundations, buried high voltage insulated cables, on-platform transformers and complete subsea transmission grid – and expensive at-sea maintenance are required because this electricity is not where it is needed. This book discusses offshore wind technologies and examines the ecological risks and prospects of offshore wind. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - HVDC Grid for Offshore Wind Exploitation (pp. 1-74)
Emanuele Ciapessoni, Diego Cirio, Andrea Pitto, Keith Bell, Grain Adam, Steven Finney, Chen-Ching Liu, Carlos Moreira Olivier Despouys and Antonio Gatti

Chapter 2 - Grouted Connections, Hurricanes, and the Evolving U.S. Offshore Wind Industry: Are Cutting-Edge Scientific and Engineering Technologies Sufficient to Meet Potentially Unrealistic Standards? (pp. 75-122)
Kimberly E. Diamond

Chapter 3 - Offshore Wind: System-Level Viability? (pp. 123-134)
M. J. Platts

Chapter 4 - Effective Techno-Economic Evaluation Method for Offshore Wind Novel Proposals (pp. 135-164)
A. Madariaga, J. L. Martin, I. Zamora, S. Ceballos and O. Anaya-Lara

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