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Offshore wind farm

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World's largest offshore wind farm generates electricity for the first time | ITV News

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Belgium Integrates Offshore Wind Power Into European Grid (Short)

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World's largest offshore wind farm takes shape on Yorkshire coast | ITV News

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Westermost Rough offshore wind farm inauguration

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Watch the World's First Floating Wind Farm Ride the Waves | National Geographic

Offshore wind power or offshore wind energy is the use of wind farms constructed in bodies of water, usually in the ocean on the continental shelf, to harvest wind energy to generate electricity. Higher wind speeds are available offshore compared to on land, so offshore wind power’s electricity generation is higher per amount of capacity installed, and NIMBY opposition to construction is usually much weaker. Unlike the typical use of the term "offshore" in the marine industry, offshore wind power includes inshore water areas such as lakes, fjords and sheltered coastal areas, utilizing traditional fixed-bottom wind turbine technologies, as well as deeper-water areas utilizing floating wind turbines.
  • History 

  • Types of offshore wind turbines 

  • Economics 

  • Offshore wind resources 

  • Planning and permitting 

  • Turbine construction materials considerations 

  • Installation 

  • Maintenance 

  • Decommissioning 

  • Environmental impact 

  • Largest offshore wind farms