Offshore wind turbines are nothing new. TFOT recently reported the plans to create the world largest wind farm in Thames Estuary in the U.K. The innovation behind Windhunter’s concept is the combination of a movable platform – an oil rig and the end product – hydrogen. The advantage of the rig over conventional offshore wind farms is its mobility which allows it to relocate whenever wind condition in the area changes.
According to Windhunter the entire project should cost approximately 100 million dollars and will be able to produce approximately 45 megawatts of electricity, which should be able to power close to 13,000 homes.
Windhunter is currently just a concept but is could be another sign of things to come in the renewable energy industry. More information as well as a short animation showing the way the Windhunter should work can be found on the company’s website.