DeepWindDemo is an exciting Irish project that focuses on the development and deployment of a floating wind energy system, consisting of a floating platform with dual vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs), for the Irish & European marketplace. The proposed system will provide a more efficient and sustainable solution for exploiting our offshore wind resource in deep waters, helping to contribute electricity from clean renewable sources to the European grid. The activities within this project align well with the Climate Action Plan 2019 – Action 26, the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework and the Programme for Government which aims to put Ireland at the cutting edge of scientific and technological innovation in meeting our climate action goals. Marine Materials Ireland is leading this important project, in collaboration with ÉireComposites and University of Galway.
ÉireComposites plays the important role of manufacturing the composite wind blades, as well as supporting the design process for the wind blades.
This project is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, through the SEAI and RD&D Funding Programme.
Successful completion of the project will advance the technology towards a commercial product and enable SEAI to provide greater guidance and support to policymakers and public bodies on floating wind energy through results, outcomes and learning from the DeepWindDemo project.