Two projects have announced within a few days of each other, which, if completed, would represent a change in offshore winds and renewable energy in general. Denmark has pledged to create a world-first artificial island to serve as the base for hundreds of giant wind turbines, while South Korea has made progress for an offshore farm of the largest dwarfing currently in existence.
Offshore wind offers some great advantages over land-based wind turbines. With the exception of some very rare exceptions, the wind is more constant towards the sea, with nothing stopping it. The supply of towers, blades and turbines on ships avoids restrictions and objections from neighbors that some coastal wind farms do not reach their ideal height. As a result, offshore wind farms are usually larger and can capture persistent wind at higher elevations, filling much smaller gaps from polluting sources than shore air, let alone solar energy.
The lack of shallow-water sites in some parts of the world is a barrier to the growth of beach air, but has been a much larger expense. Until recently, offshore wind was so expensive to build that it accounted for about 0.5% of world power generation. These two developments indicate that this is about to change.
Denmark tops the world in proportion to the amount of energy it rains from the air. Its increasing proportion has come from the coast in recent years, and now the Danish government has announced plans to build another 120,000 square meters (30 acres) of artificial island. The island will confined to the sea wall on three sides and the fourth will provide a safe haven for ships that will serve the turbines located around it. The project will be shared 51/49 between Danish public and private companies.
“The North Sea power plant will be the largest construction project in Danish history. Denmark’s climate minister, Dan Jørgensen, said in a statement. In addition to a small hub built earlier in Denmark, the island will support five gigawatts of new offshore wind in the first phase – four times the current largest offshore wind farm nine years ago and equal to the total world capacity.
By merging with existing wind farms, both existing and offshore, the project will turn Denmark into a clean energy exporter to its neighbors. Construction will begin in 2026, although there are warnings that it may not complete by 2030, the date by which Paris’s initial commitments to achieved. As artificial as the construction of the artificial island may be the farm it will serve as soon as the farm is finished is unlikely to be the largest in the world. To begin with, it will probably overtaken by the 8.2 gigawatts behemoth approved by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. “The wind farm built on the waters of Sinan will be seven times the size of the current largest wind power plant in the world,” Moon said in a statement.
With the goal of extinction of the moon’s coal by 2030, South Korea, currently the country’s largest energy source, as a densely populated country, is struggling to find a place for solar farms, but if the Yellow Sea has a deeper depth to its south, wind farms, although wind speed Slower than Denmark. The project will cost 48.5 trillion won ($ 43 billion), mostly from already signed companies. PLANNING COSTS these projects have implemented not through any technological advancement, but through a series of small improvements that have made a huge difference.