Overview of floating offshore wind technologies

Andrew Henderson, Maurizio Collu, Marco Masciola

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This section presents a high level comparison of the wind turbine options considered for offshore floating wind turbines. In particular, it considers Horizontal
Axis Wind Turbines (HAWTs) and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs), comparing their main characteristics in view of the very different nature of the offshore metocean conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFloating Offshore Wind Energy
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next Generation of Wind Energy
EditorsJoao Cruz, Mairead Atcheson
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)978-3319293967
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameGreen Energy & Technology


  • wind energy
  • floating turbine
  • energy conversion system

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