Wind and Wave Floating Power Plant Introduced at Nordic Green II
Poseidon Floating Power Plant uses wind turbines as well as harnesses wave energy to generate electricity
Wind and wave energy. All that natural movement and power, if only someone could figure out how to harness it together to create electricity. That’s exactly what Danish company, Floating Power Plant, seems to have done.
Calling it Poseidon, the floating power plant houses wind turbines as well as generators that use the movement of waves to create electricity. Floating Power Plant launched its current demonstration platform in Denmark in 2008. At some point, the company hopes to build a larger commercial platform that will be able to generate up to 40 to 50 gigawatt hours of energy each year.
Since offshore wind turbine systems are a proven technology, it makes sense to try to combine the two potential energy sources in one generating station or power plant. The wind - wave energy technology also makes sense from a financial investment prospective – something not lost on the struggling wave energy market. Putting wind turbines on the platform helps make the wave energy investment more appealing by offering a double ‘bang for the buck’.
Floating Power Plant detailed its wind - water generator plans at Nordic Green II, held April 27-28 at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA.
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