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What Will The 2050 Sea Wind Power Generation Be Like?
- Jul 11, 2018 -

A research forecast by the British marine renewable energy agency showed that in 12 years, the sea wind power would be the backbone of the UK's energy supply structure. Creative design and the solution of the intermittent wind power problem at sea could make the British offshore wind power meet 1/3 of the electricity demand.

Although the prediction is based on the ongoing research in the UK, these predictions are indeed an exciting time for offshore wind power industry. In recent years, the technical ability of offshore wind power and the level of equipment manufacturing have developed rapidly. If we look back in 2006 12 years ago, few people will foresee the current wind power technology, just as we now predict that the trend of industry development in the next 12 years will be as difficult as we can. Whatever the future, the work being carried out in Britain will not only have a key impact on how we generate energy, but also how we have a key impact on how we look at sea wind power.

Next, take the innovative technology that may be developed in the industry as an example, and think about the future development of offshore wind farms.

2020 - 2030

By 2030, the floating fan will be the normal, using today's 7MW power transmission system can produce 15MW power, the blade itself will be greater, new materials will reduce maintenance and maintenance costs.

In addition, UAVs, underwater vehicles (AUV) and smart - driven monitoring systems are also common. A lot of high altitude and underwater maintenance and maintenance work can be carried out without human intervention, such as 3D underwater measurement solutions, and if the use of AUV technology may save a large amount of cost for the owners in the sea wind power.

The problems of offshore wind instability, intermittent and other problems will be solved gradually. There are many ways to solve the problem. In this way, each kilowatt hour of the sea wind power will be fully utilized.

2030 - 2040

By 2040, floating kite type wind turbines may be introduced to use electricity in wider swept areas than turbines. Because the weight of the kite is light, the material used by the system is less than that of the traditional wind power generation technology, so it can produce energy at a lower cost.

In the future, the single rotor design of the wind turbine generator may become the design of the array rotor, which can greatly reduce the installation and maintenance costs.

The expensive rare earth magnets used in the specific wind turbines may be replaced by cheap, rich ferrite magnets, and the maintenance and maintenance of the fans will truly be automated and unmanned.

2040 - 2050

By 2050, the blades of wind turbines will be larger, and 200m long blades may become normal. In view of the ultra long size, these blades will adopt new structural methods and use flexible blade structures to reduce the possibility of breakage. 

Vertical axis wind turbines may be applied because vertical axis blades have many advantages, such as no matter which direction the wind blows, they can generate power.

With the advent of operation and maintenance motherships, the rise of robots will continue. The Mothership will serve as a charging station and data transfer station for robots and UAVs, and robots and UAVs can perform more complex tasks and repairs.