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Floating offshore vertical axis wind turbines

the vertifloat project proposes a concept of floating offshore wind farms based on an innovative concept combining a floater and a vertical axis wind turbine (vawt). This well-known wind turbine solution is an opportunity for floating offshore wind energy when combined with innovative technologies like integral composite blades and full-variable speed control. Installation costs, maintenance costs and availability are quite improved while compared with horizontal axis wind turbine solutions (bottom-mounted or floating).

Start date: 
01-02-2010
Project Duration: 
21months
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.