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Looking further offshore and in deeper waters

The high capital cost of offshore foundations bounds offshore wind energy to near shore locations. Most of the capacity has been installed in relatively shallow waters (under 20 m deep) no more than 20 km from the coast in order to minimize the extra costs of foundations and sea cables (EWEA, 2009). Most of the recently added capacity is installed in water depths of up 40 metres, as far as 60 kilometres off the coast, as shown in the figure.

Year: 2013

From collection: Green Economy in a Blue World - Full Report

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal

Tags: carbon energy

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