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University of Delaware
UD-led research team determines that constructing offshore wind turbines in port is the most cost effective method



October 27, 2017

Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale and pace able to keep up with the region's scheduled retirements of nuclear and coal-fired power plants.

The researchers calculated that their innovative process will cost up to $1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and take half the construction time.

"In planning for offshore wind power, the big question is how we generate electricity cost-competitively, and at a scale that is both a relevant replacement for aging power plants and also applicable to climate change," said the project's principal investigator, Willett Kempton, professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). "We're the first people who have shown the engineering details, step-by-step, how to achieve that."

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