Wind Research Publications
NREL publishes a wide variety of documents about its wind energy research.
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.
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.