Building on Land Saves Big in Offshore Wind Construction, Study Finds

By [email protected] A recent study supported by the U.S. Department of Energy found it is possible to significantly reduce the time and capital required to get offshore wind turbines in the water. Researchers at the University of Delaware say the cost of building an offshore wind project can be slashed by 37 percent by completing much of the construction and assembly on land.

“Nobody had said, ‘Let’s back up a second here and ask: How do all these things fit together?’” said Willett Kempton, who led the study, in an interview. Kempton is a professor at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

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