Wind turbines in extreme weather: Solutions for hurricane resiliency

By Paul Dvorak This article comes from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. This blog is part of a series that explores offshore wind technical challenges that are different in the U.S. than in other countries.
Liz Hartman / Communications Lead / DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office
Offshore wind turbines on the Atlantic coast (as well as the Gulf Mexico) have several challenges to contend with—including hurricanes. The Energy Department is developing tools to help wind system designers lower the risk for offshore wind turbine systems located in extreme weather areas.
In addition to the wind hitting the turbine, the turbine’s foundation also has

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