The Trident Wings Energy Project Will Be Located Off the Coast Of California

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 5, 2016
References: tridentwinds & newatlas
Trident Wings is a potentially revolutionary energy project that is tipped to consist of as many as 100 wind turbines situated atop floating platforms off California's central coast.

Each of the 100 wind turbines involved in this energy project will be capable of churning out 6 megawatts of electricity thanks to average wind speeds in the area that measure in at as much as 8.5 meters per second. These particular turbines will be anchored in deep water by making use of high-tech anchors, the exact nature of which will be determined depending on conditions in the seabed. The turbines will be placed a kilometer apart and connected with special cables to eliminate wind shadow effects that reduce efficiency.

This energy project is part of an effort to ensure compliance with new laws requiring half of all energy in California to come from renewable energy sources by the year 2030.