The offshore wind market
The process to get a new technology into the offshore wind market follows the next steps:
- Technology validation & optimisation, through calculation and test at reduced scale.
- Demonstration project at natural scale.
- Inclusion of the technology in a pre-commercial wind farm Pre-commercial wind farms are facilities of a reduced number of units (3-6), which are operated in concession regime, in a similar way to big wind farms. These pre-commercial wind farms, nevertheless, due to their small size tend to have a higher more advantageous tariff to increase their profitability.
- Inclusion of the technology in big commercial wind farms.
Together with the technological steps, commercial action is required all along the stages of technology launching.