Floating wind turbines have to act a little like windsurfers!
In their recent article “Drijvende windturbine balanceert op golf en wind” (Floating wind turbine balances on waves and wind), the Dutch magazine ‘KIJK’ presents the Floating Wind Turbine Concept of GE Research and vividly explains the challenges of floating wind turbines.
Dr. Axelle Viré and Prof.dr.ir. Jan-Willem van Wingerden contributed to the KIJK article. Both are involved in R&D projects such as Floatech and Step4Wind that strive to solve challenges of floating wind turbines.
The (Dutch) article can be found here.