Wind Farm life cycle lecture

GVL Staff

From the planning and design phase to the re-use or demolition phase, the life cycle of a wind energy farm includes several stages.

Iñigo J. Losada from the University of Cantabria in Spain will discuss the life cycle of offshore wind farms during a presentation at Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center on March 16.

Losada, a professor of civil engineering, will discuss the importance of marine climate information and modelling tools to achieve cost-effective functionality, technical quality and environmentally sustainable conditions. He will present methods and tools for the assessment of the life cycle of offshore and coastal infrastructures, and present examples suitable to applications in the Great Lakes.