||Large-scale offshore renewable energy farms, including wind, tidal stream and wave energy systems, are likely to play an increasingly significant role in enabling the UK to meet its long-term CO2 emissions reductions targets. However, the development and installation of large renewable energy farms off the coast of the UK provides a number of challenges in terms of:
This project has assessed new technology solutions to these issues, quantified their benefits, and provided guidance in respect of technology development opportunities.
- the collection of electrical energy offshore from individual and multiple renewable energy farms,
- the transportation of bulk electrical energy generated by these offshore farms to the UK shoreline,
- the connection and integration of these offshore farms into the onshore power system.