In Italy the largest floating wind farm in the world. The first floating power station in Europe was built in Scotland, in the North Sea. In Italy, the Toto family company has exceeded one thousand megawatts installed and another 250 are managed between Tunisia and Morocco, and also in the United States, in offshore wind, with a 1,837 megawatts off the Maryland coast in two projects.
In the Strait of Sicily Toto started towards the construction of the first Italian floating power plant. The chosen place is the Sicilian channel over 60 kilometers from the coast between Tunisia and the area between Mazara del Vallo and Trapani.
Riccardo Toto said: "The position has been identified because it does not hinder maritime or tourist traffic, it does not disturb the migratory routes of birds, as the experts we are collaborating with explained to us.
We have also foreseen that on each platform there are position detectors. of cetaceans, for the collection of data that will be useful for their study. We hope to start the project with the agreement of all interested parties."
Toto group wants to obtain the assessment by 2023. General manager of Renexia, Riccardo Toto reveals how local administrations, coast guards, environmental associations were involved: from each one observations and suggestions were collected.
The depth ranges from 100 to 600 meters, 190 turbines will be anchored here, spaced from each other 3.5 kilometers, for a total installed of 2,900 megawatts, the equivalent of energy sufficient for 3.4 million households and an annual turnover of one billion euros when fully operational.
While the overall investment of the project amounts to 9 billion euros.
From November 2020 Tasmania has entirely powered by renewable energy
The announcement comes from government. It was officially possible with the ignition of the 29 wind turbine in the port of Granville: the wind together with the contribution of hydroelectric power that has led Tasmania in its personal energy transition.
Guy Barnett, Energy Minister, said: "Every Tasmanian should be proud that our state is the first in Australia and one of the few jurisdictions in the world to achieve this by maintaining a key commitment of the 2018 elections.
We have reached 100% making Tasmania attractive for sector investment, and thus creating jobs across the country. There has never been a more important time than this to manage the transition to green energy. COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges for Australian families and industries.
By harnessing Tasmania's immense potential, renewable energy can grow our economy, attract investment, create jobs and support Australia's transition to a clean supply." Over time, the installations have grown and as of 2019, about 90% of the island's energy came from dams.
Wind has covered the rest. In reality, the green quota reached in 2018 had prompted the government to set a target of 100% renewable but exceeding caution. The Tasmanian government hopes to reach 200% renewables by 2040. And through the new Marinus Link and Battery of the Nation projects, the surplus will reach Australia's national electricity market.