4. Offshore Wind Turbines Can Float: A number of companies are developing innovative floating offshore wind platforms for use in deep waters. Four kinds of floating platforms are spar-buoy, tension leg platform, semi-submersible, and barge. About 80% of projects plan to use semi-submersible platforms. In 2022, DOE launched an Energy Earthshot to reduce the cost of floating offshore wind in deep waters, far from shore, 75% by 2035.
3. Offshore Wind is Right on Time: In many areas where offshore wind projects are planned, offshore wind speeds are highest during the afternoon and evening, when consumer demand is at its peak. Most land-based wind resources are stronger at night when electricity demands are lower.
Official news published at https://www.energy.gov/eere/wind/articles/top-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-offshore-wind-energy