How do floating wind turbines keep from flipping over with strong winds?



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    Wind turbines do not tip over due to the mechanics of windmills in general and the way in which they are anchored to the ground. A windmill must be perfectly balanced in order for the wind to pass through without causing it to become lopsided.

    The wind towers in the ocean are weighted and anchored to the ocean floor by a tension leg and a suction anchor. The windmill is fixed to a Yaw mechanism which allows the windmill to swivel into the direction of the wind. Water depths are ideal around 120-400 meters.

    Note that different strategies for offshore wind farms are still being developed and we may not yet know what the most efficient form will be and which one will prevail economically.

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