Offshore Floating Wind Farms, How Italy could Lead the Pack in Renewable Energy.
Renewable energy is becoming more and more of a demand by governments around the world. As the overwhelming amount of evidence would show, fossil fuel energy production is not a sustainable or safe way to continue to power our world. We all know this, yet one of the main problems with the renewable energy discourse is the limited application of some of the solutions. One would be challenged significantly in Great Britain, for example, to depend entirely on solar energy to address energy needs. Creative solutions are required, and Hexicon is here to address one of them in wind energy production.
Hexicon is a Swedish company specializing in offshore, floating wind farms. When many think of wind turbines, many know that they require significant open spaces in order to function. In Italy, where most of the landscape is mountainous or made up of foothills with significant historical significance this cannot come to fruition. However, Italy is quite close to a significant amount of water. This is where AvenHexicon comes in, the Italian subsidiary of Hexicon International. Italy has just put in an order for 7,100 megawatts of energy production. For scale, one of these two turbine platforms creates 30 megawatts of energy. However, due to the benefit of these turbine systems, most of the cost of anchorage, cabling, and maintenance can be offset by the power created and money saved as a result of the application.
With fossil fuel-based energy systems becoming a way of the past, the rapid transition towards renewable energy is a major challenge and goal of our world. Hexicon is one of the many companies that is addressing this issue in a relevant, powerful, and creative way. Many countries are following the example of Italy and are placing their orders in as well.