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Brazil, 16th largest coast in the world, high potential in offshore wind power generation

The offshore wind power system harnesses the power of the wind blowing offshore. Megastructures are laid on the seabed. And due to the absence of barriers, the propellers reach a higher and more constant speed. Usually there are several wind towers in the same area, a "wind farm".

According to experts, in onshore projects, the maximum attainable power is between 6 and 8 megawatts per wind turbine. Offshore, power rises to the range of 12 to 15 megawatts. In other words, it practically doubles.

Brazil ranks 16th in terms of coastline in the world, with almost 7,500 miles. In first place is Canada, with more than 200,000 miles. That is, the potential for offshore renewable energy generation is enormous. Brazilian offshore legislation has not yet been approved and there is about 25 gigabytes of power installed onshore.

According to the Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE), the potential for offshore wind energy in Brazil could reach 700 gigabytes.

Click on the image below to read more in an article by Joven Pan, which even mentions Petrobras' strategic plan and tests in partnership with Senai from the States of Rio Grande do Norte and Santa Catarina.

Remember here our post from a few days ago "Brazil exceeds 190 GW in electricity generation capacity" , which indicates that 13% of Brazilian energy already comes from wind (but virtually nothing offshore). As a reference, the United Kingdom generates 44% of its energy offshore, followed by Germany with 34%, according to a report by the European Wind Energy Association.


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