Carbon Trust to collaborate on US offshore wind

The Carbon Trust and a group of developers, experts and business have agreed to collaborate on developing offshore wind in the US. The Carbon Trust and the Business Network for […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The Carbon Trust and a group of developers, experts and business have agreed to collaborate on developing offshore wind in the US.

The Carbon Trust and the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW) initially plan to measure wind levels and learn more about how to avoid ocean damage to offshore sites.

The BNOW is a non-profit group dedicated to establishing an offshore wind supply chain and making sure the US can harness the economic value the renewable technology offers.

Jan Matthiesen, Director of Innovation at the Carbon Trust, said: “This is a strong partnership, bringing together the Network’s local expertise with Carbon Trust’s strong track record of achieving cost reduction in offshore wind, which is well timed to support the US’s recently publicised National Offshore Wind Strategy.”

The Carbon Trust will bring learnings from their world-leading collaborative research, development and deployment programme, the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).

The group expect US wind to grow quickly over the next decade, potentially gaining $300 billion (£234bn) worth of investment that would add an approximate 10GW to the nation’s current wind capacity.