France's Floatgen floating turbine generates 923.2 MWh in Feb
Floatgen. Source: Twitter, @IdeolOffshore
Floatgen, the 2-MW floating wind turbine demonstrator off the coast of France, generated 923.2 MWh in February, achieving a capacity factor of 66.3%.
French firm Ideol, which developed the floating foundation concept, said Thursday that the monthly production in the second month of 2020 was a record for the turbine.
The floating device, installed 22 km (13.7 miles) off the coast of Le Croisic at the SEM-REV test site of the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, achieved time availability of 95.7% in February. Ideol sees this achievement as a confirmation that its patented technology is ready for commercial-scale deployments, even in severe environments.
Floatgen generated 6 GWh of power in 2019, thanks to higher production levels in the second half of the year. The turbine's average time availability exceeded 94.6%.
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