Offshore wind power is, like land-based wind power, a force application produced by the wind to generate electrical energy. The difference compared to that obtained on land lies in the fact that wind turbines are installed on water surfaces, both in marine areas and inland (such as lakes or fjords).
According to experts, offshore wind energy has a promising future, especially in countries with a high population density that reduces the chances of finding a suitable place on land to install wind turbines. Currently, offshore parks are located in shallow waters, away from commercial sea routes, military sites and areas of natural interest.
Marine wind parks are a big topic of debate due to their strengths and weaknesses. They present advantages such as that it does not pollute, is inexhaustible and slows the depletion of fossil fuels, helping to prevent climate change. But also drawbacks such as the visual impact, the collision of seabirds against their propellers, the displacement of migratory routes and feeding areas and the difficulty of maintaining installations in an environment such as the sea or water, usually more isolated than other environments.
These and many more thoughts will be part of the talk that will take place this September with the participation of Antonio Sandoval, Bernat Garrigós, Pawl Wawrzynkowski and Albert Cama.