A majority of the world’s population lives in costal geographic regions. In addition, electricity demands are rising steadily while the challenges of fossil-fuel pollution and energy security continue. Offshore wind resource development promises to contribute vast amounts of clean renewable energy to coastal communities around the world. Offshore winds can produce more energy as they are not encumbered by topographical features such as buildings or hillsides and afford a more consistent wind profile. Although recovering energy from offshore wind is slightly more expensive, the resource provides as much as 50% more energy than nearby onshore winds. Principle Power is building new partnerships and engaging in site development around the globe to harness the energy and potential of offshore wind.
NASA QuickSCAT seasonal global wind intensity map