Why floating offshore wind turbines?
Some of Australia’s offshore wind resources are in deeper water, rendering fixed foundation turbines unworkable. As floating turbine technology develops further and becomes cheaper, we anticipate greater uptake of offshore wind farms in Australia.
Floating foundations can unlock great potential in Australia, as they allow access to high-quality deeper water sites that were previously inaccessible. Ongoing turbine size expansion means offshore wind can upscale rapidly, reducing the need for lengthy and complex investments in onshore transmission and delivering a lower cost of energy.
This exciting technology has reached commercialisation and is projected to be deployed in greater numbers over the next decade.