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X1 Wind successfully installs floating wind platform in Spain

X1 Wind’s floating platform has been successfully installed at the PLOCAN test site in the Canary Islands. As summer trade-winds abated, a suitable weather window allowed X1 Wind and partners from the EU-backed PivotBuoy Project to complete the installation process, connecting the fully-functional floating wind prototype to the mooring system and dynamic cable pre-installed last … Continue reading X1 Wind successfully installs floating wind platform in Spain

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How Spain has taken the lead in R&D of floating wind energy

Despite the fact that Spain is the fifth country in the world in terms of installed wind power, if we talk about offshore wind power (or marina) we realize that there is still everything to do. The main reason is the technical complexity (but also the economic effort) involved in installing wind turbines of this … Continue reading How Spain has taken the lead in R&D of floating wind energy

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X1 Wind completes rotor assembly for pioneering ‘downwind’ floating platform

The firm’s X30 prototype is now fully assembled in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, ready for installation. Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas wind turbine, the unique ‘downwind’ system is able to ‘weathervane’ and orientate passively with the wind to maximise energy yields. The novel ‘tripod-like’ platform also features greater structural efficiency, with a lighter and … Continue reading X1 Wind completes rotor assembly for pioneering ‘downwind’ floating platform

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X1 Wind has secured a multi-million euro grant to launch its first commercial floating wind energy project

The floating wind technology developer has been allocated €2.5m through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator programme. It was named among 38 of the most promising start-ups by the EIC after being shortlisted from 4200 applications to receive funding to ‘develop and scale up ground-breaking innovations’. X1 Wind CEO & Co-Founder Alex Raventos said the … Continue reading X1 Wind has secured a multi-million euro grant to launch its first commercial floating wind energy project

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