Converging Offshore Wind Energy Difficulties

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Assistant Professor, Dept of EEE, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, JNTU Hyderabad, TS, India

2 Lecturer, Department of Engineering, Electrical section, University of Technology and Applied Sciences - Al Musanna, Sultanate of Oman


Today the world is facing COVID-19 pandemic, it conveys the necessity to decarbonise the global energy supply & prominence of trees for getting oxygen. Offshore wind power bids a credible substitute in such a scenario. Our country has a coastal area of about 7600 km encircled with water and has good forecasts of employing offshore wind energy. Offshore wind farms have so many advantages like providing non-conventional energy, not requiring fossil fuel, longer operational lifetimes, lower investment per MW, they don’t produce noise, and they do not pollute environment by releasing greenhouse gases. In spite of these advantages, there are still a numerous difficulty associated with the use of offshore wind. These are hard to build, and operation of offshore wind farms have their specific set of challenges including erosion, lightning strikes, corrosion, effect on marine animals, biodegradation. As the offshore wind energy is growing it is important to Express about the difficulties and upholding the functioning availability of offshore wind turbines. This paper demonstrates few materials challenges that affect the transition part, foundations and turbine blades of offshore wind farm.