The Carbon Trust and the Business Network for Offshore Wind, a U.S.-based offshore wind supply-chain nonprofit, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of offshore wind in North America.
According to the organizations, initial areas of interest will include offshore wind measurement and increasing the understanding of met-ocean conditions to de-risk potential offshore wind farm sites in U.S waters.
Liz Burdock, executive director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said the partnership “expands the technical capacity and expertise” of the organization.
“We look forward to working with them to develop solutions for removing barriers, accelerate U.S. commercial scale offshore wind development and to directly undertake R&D projects aimed at lowering the costs of offshore wind in the U.S.,” she continued.
The Carbon Trust says it will bring over 15 years of experience from the European wind sector. In particular, its Offshore Wind Accelerator program has been reducing the cost of energy from offshore wind since 2008.