The grant will be used to support the initial implementation of a full-scale Windcatcher. Through the pre-project, Wind Catching Systems will mature and validate the technology and cost estimates for a full-scale Windcatcher.
The Windcatcher is a floating wind power plant based on a multi-turbine design. Through having multiple turbines on a single floating platform, Wind Catching Systems says it will maximize the energy production per floating structure while enabling a self-contained maintenance system eliminating the need for specialized vessels to support offshore maintenance operations.
With the Windcatcher, Wind Catching Systems says it can drastically reduce acreage use per MWh of electricity produced while minimizing complexity and cost of operations and maintenance.
This is the second grant Wind Catching Systems has received from ENOVA.