The constant rise in light is a topic that is generating debate around the world, including in Spain. As prices rise, companies and other specialists within the energy sector continue to investigate new ways of producing energy through renewable sources , especially in the field of wind energy .
In the midst of the uproar caused by the threat of the Nuclear Forum, made up of 32 companies and power plants in Spain , to the Government about closing nuclear activity, other proposals are coming to light in Europe that could be useful in reducing the price of the electricity bill .
A Norwegian company called Wind Catching Systems has designed a floating multiturbine project that would be more efficient than traditional turbines. Its objective is to install windmills in the sea that allow to produce electricity more easily than on land.
The idea of developing windmills in the sea is not new, however, lately we are seeing its implementation. In fact, we recently saw that China was working on creating the world’s largest wind turbine.
The mill will have a useful life of 25 years.
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However, Wind Catching Systems has explained that its intentions are to unify more than 100 1 megawatt turbines that will have an efficiency five times greater than the current largest turbine.
As they have commented, their multiturbine will be able to take advantage of the higher wind speeds by having shorter blades than traditional turbines . To get an idea, conventional blades, which are longer, tend to cause problems with winds of 11-12 meters per second.
The company estimates that, thanks to this small change, its facilities will produce annually 2.5 times what a common turbine produces, even if they are 1 MW. Thus, Wind Catching Systems considers that the production of one of its multiturbines will be the same as that of 25 traditional turbines.
With these data in mind, the company says they will be able to power 80,000 homes each year. Likewise, they also ensure that their useful life will be up to 50 years and that their maintenance will be cheaper than the floating systems that are currently operating.
With regard to their dimensions, multiturbines will be approximately three times the size of a current standard turbine, that is, they will measure about 305 meters.
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In addition, by being placed on top of a floating platform anchored to the ground, its installation and maintenance is cheap and simple. This allows floating mills to be built further offshore and thus take advantage of stronger ocean winds.
Ole Heggheim, CEO of Wind Catching Systems, says that these floating multiturbines will start operating from 2022 or 2023 . Therefore, in a short time we will be able to see if your facilities turn out to be as advantageous as they promise.