Automating construction and a spar buoy of geopolymer concrete could take big bites out of offshore construction costs
Posted by Web Master 6 on October 24, 2017 1:00 PM EDT
Building offshore wind farms is outrageously expensive, especially for the nascent U.S. wind industry which is on a steep learning curve. The only wind farm in U.S. waters is reported to have cost around $300 million for five turbines with a modest combined capacity of 30 MW. Obviously, costs will have to come down if the industry is to grow. Even though the European developers have been working in offshore wind longer, they have also struggled with costs.