NorthWind centre director and SINTEF Chief Scientist John Olav Tande was a guest on the latest episode of the Energy Transitions Podcast, hosted by Pamela Largue.
Tande spoke about achieving cost reductions for offshore wind, which is an important research focus. He also describes other challenges, such as designing converter stations that can operate in high seas, to convert the power generated by floating wind farms that are located in deep sea areas. Tande also spoke of the design of mooring systems for floating turbines, which is another challenge scientists are currently working on, and of developing better control systems to keep the turbines more stable, which will enable them to them last longer.
You can listen to the podcast right here, by clicking the link at the bottom of this article. The Energy Transitions Podcast is produced by Enlit Europe.