WindFloat®

The Demowfloat project, supported by FP7 of the European Commission, gathers 12 entities of 5 different countries who aim to test and monitor the performance of a offshore wind integrated system, named WindFloat®.

WindFloat® enables harnessing wind power at sea in deep water (depths greater than 40 m) for conversion to clean renewable electrical energy.

This prototype project is located 6 km offshore Póvoa de Varzim (Portugal), at a depth of about 42 m. The closest villages are Aguçadoura and Apúlia.

In operation since December 2011.


Demowfloat EWEA OFFSHORE stand Demowfloat at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015, Denmark - The Demowfloat project was represented at  EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark, that took place between the 10th-12th March 2015.
Press Release Principle Power Principle Power Announces Merger with Marine Innovation & Technology and CEO Transition (Principle Power, 03/02/2015) - Principle Power, Inc. (Principle Power) is pleased to announce the recent merger with Marine Innovation & Technology (MI&T), an offshore engineering consulting firm and long time partner of Principle Power in the development of the WindFloat technology.
Windfloat noticia WindFloat 2014 review - In 2014 the WindFloat prototype (WF1) - our first installation in Portugal - reached another milestone, it passed the 10GWh mark and has now delivered 12.02GWh of renewable electricity to the grid.
Demowfloat Season Greetings electronic postcard Season Greetings - Season Greetings and Happy New Year from Demowfloat project partners.
Press Release Principle Power Principle Power Inc. is Named in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 (Principle Power, 06/10/2014) - Principle Power, Inc., is please to announce it was named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through the i3 market intelligence platform, expert consulting services, and global events.
Joao Maciel Inauguracao Centro de Disseminacao Demowfoat Dissemination Centre open now, Diana Bar, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal - On the 08th of July the Demowfloat project launched the project’s Dissemination Centre in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. At the Diana Bar, Póvoa de Varzim, diverse information about the Demowfloat project and the WindFloat® technology is now available. The exhibition will be open to the public for free until July 2015.
Workshop Demowfloat II - Oostende Presentations available: Demowfloat workshop, Ostend, Belgium, 2nd July 2014 - Demowfloat had its second workshop (English spoken) in Ostend, Belgium on the 2nd of July 2014, in the frame of the event Clustering the Future – a new opportunity for business development: current practices & strategies (Flemish spoken) organized by Greenbridge and Power-Link Universiteit Gent.
Clustering the Futureb Demowfloat workshop, Ostend, Belgium, 2nd July 2014 - Demowfloat will have its second workshop (English spoken) in Ostend, Belgium on the 2nd of July 2014, in the frame of the event "Clustering the Future - a new opportunity for business development: current practices & strategies" (Flemish spoken) organized by Greenbridge and Power-Link Universiteit Gent.
Press Release Principle Power Principle Power Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer (Principle Power, 15/05/2014) - Principle Power is pleased to announce the recent appointment of João Metelo as the Chief Operating Officer and acting Chief Financial Officer.
Press Release Principle Power U.S. Department of Energy Supports Oregon Offshore Wind with Grant Accelerating Development of WindFloat Pacific Project (Principle Power, 07/05/2014) - Principle Power, Inc. is pleased to announce The U.S. Department of Energy today selected the WindFloat Pacific project for up to $47 million in matching grant funding to accelerate development of the 30-megawatt floating offshore wind farm proposed for the deep waters off Coos Bay, Oregon.

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