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Block Island Wind Farm
2019 Offshore Wind Technology Data Update

The U.S. offshore wind project pipeline grew 10% by the end of 2019, while global installed offshore wind capacity reached 27,064 MW in 2019—a 19% increase from the previous year. This and other trends can be found in NREL’s yearly analysis of the offshore wind industry.

Floating offshore wind farm
Implementation of Substructure Flexibility and Member-Level Load Capabilities for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines in OpenFAST

This report presents the development of new functionality in OpenFAST to model floating offshore wind substructure flexibility and member-level loads, as well as the concepts and mathematical background needed to understand and apply it correctly.

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