The Anonymous Widower

X1wind – Disrupting Offshore Wind

The X1wind web site talks about disrupting offshore wind.

On the home page, they have this statement.

Oceans Contain The Largest Energy Resource On The Planet, Which Remains Untapped

They back it up with this reference.

We estimate the total global technical potential of offshore wind as 71 TW (World Bank, 2021), of which 70% is in deep waters, suited to floating wind.

The home page also has a continuous video of their floating wind turbine, which they call a PivotBuoy.

  • The wind turbine is mounted on a triangular float.
  • The turbine nacelle is supported on a tripod.
  • The turbine faces downwind.
  • The float is held in place by a single point mooring.

The float and the turbine automatically align with the wind.

This article on offshoreWIND.biz is entitled X1 Wind Installs Downwind Floating Prototype and gives more details of the turbine.

It’s certainly different.

October 28, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , ,

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