Submitted by: Ryozo Nagamune
Wind is a clean and renewable source of energy for electrical power generation. To harvest wind energy efficiently without negatively impacting the environment and human beings, large-scale offshore wind turbines that float on the ocean are becoming popular. To make the floating offshore wind turbine technology economically viable, this research project aims at reducing the cost of wind energy from the control engineering viewpoint, by increasing the energy capture and expanding the lifetime of the wind turbines. The research is important to meet the ever-increasing electricity demands as well as to realize sustainable society in Canada and worldwide.