Researchers estimate that wind farms have the potential to produce up to 40 times the electricity the world consumes, but still they provide just 4% of the world’s electricity. However improved infrastructure and higher voltage cables have drastically reduced the price for wind power, and it is predicted that by 2040, a third of global power will come from wind and solar.
Borkum Riffgrund 2 is an offshore windfarm being developed 54km off the coast of Lower Saxony in the North Sea, Germany. The project will be located next to the existing Borkum Riffgrund 1 windfarm.
Floating offshore wind is no longer consigned to the laboratory: it’s a viable technology ready to be rolled out on an industrial scale, according to the latest report from WindEurope released at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London.