Tomorrow's technology

30 July 2020

Blade Installations Offshore Onshore Power Sofa talks Wind Wind farm Wind turbine Wind turbine size

Wind turbines are rapidly changing: increased power, larger blades, new electrical configurations. In the onshore sector, +5 MW turbines are becoming more common. In offshore, we're seeing turbine yields greater than 10 MW. And it's not just turbines - wind farm configuration is just as important. We've recently seen the importance of wake effects in energy yields. And the choice in cables, the design of the transformer station and additional equipment is extremely important for reducing costs and maximising power output.

What will the wind energy technology look like, 20 years from now? How are we going to operate those wind farms? Are we expecting incremental changes or radical transformation? In this Sofa Talk, we're joined by a number of industry leaders to tackle these questions head-on.