Floating wind power: Brazil as an active player in the race for clean energy

FuturENERGY February 2020

Wind power is one of the most studied topics in the renewable energy sector. In recent decades, the approach has particularly focused on different aspects of the modelling and analysis of onshore wind turbines. Currently, a group of researchers, lead by professor Alexandre Simos, from the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department at the Engineering School of the Universidad de São Paulo (EPUSP) in Brazil, and thanks to the financing provided by the US Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global), is studying ways of increasing Brazil’s wind power generation capacity, heading up an effort to reduce the structural weight of new designs of floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs)…