The world’s largest wind turbines are floating offshore, with blades longer than a football field and power ratings of 18 megawatts or more. These massive floating wind turbines seem almost too huge to be real, but their enormous size is crucial for harnessing strong, steady wind power offshore.
By placing these skyscraper-sized turbines in the ocean, we can utilize high wind speeds and generate more consistent renewable energy. Still, their colossal scale raises questions:
Why do floating wind turbines need to be so gigantic? Can structures this huge realistically produce enough power to meet global energy demands?
This video explores why floating offshore wind turbines are so massive, how much power they can actually produce, and whether their huge scale is practical for powering our world. The answers may surprise you!
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