Offshore Wind : Technologies, Ecological Risks & Prospects Hardback
Edited by Chester Mendoza
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 158 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/06/2015
- Category: Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology
- ISBN: 9781634823647