Developers Look Beyond Floating Wind to Hybrid Power-Generation Platforms

By [email protected] More than a dozen technology developers are looking to capitalize on the momentum behind floating offshore wind by adding other marine power concepts into the mix.

The companies, which include Floating Power Plant of Denmark, Marine Power Systems of the U.K. and Pelagic Power of Norway, are all pushing the idea of using floating wind turbine platforms for a variety of generation assets, from wind and wave to solar and ocean thermal energy.

Proponents claim that using a single floating platform for multiple technologies can help improve the energy yield per unit of area and thus reduce the overall cost

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