GROW consortium aims for 7 eurocent/kWh by 2030
During the Winddagen conference in Rotterdam, a consortium of leading Dutch companies and research institutes will present a joint plan for research, development and demonstration in offshore wind to the Minister of Economic Affairs. The mission of the GROW consortium is to bring the cost of offshore wind further down to seven eurocents per kWh by 2030.
GROW, or "Growth through Research, development & demonstration in Offshore Wind", will contribute to the Netherlands' goals for a renewable and independent energy supply. Over the next five years, GROW will introduce new innovations to the market. GROW will thus further strengthen the Dutch offshore wind sector, leading to significant growth in knowledge-intensive employment. The consortium will spend at least EUR 100 m on research, development and demonstration projects in the next 5 years.
Professor of Wind Energy Systems and Director of DUWIND at TU Delft
As of June 2017 Simon Watson starts as Scientific Director of DUWIN as successor of Gijs van Kuik.
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Dutch ambitions for offshore wind energy
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