Acciona Energia uses Youwind development tech

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Since 2023, Acciona Energía has been using Youwind’s web-based tools for the evaluation of offshore wind development opportunities. (Courtesy: Acciona Energía)

Youwind Renewables, a provider of web-based solutions for early-stage offshore wind development, has announced that Acciona Energía, a global leader in renewable energy, is using its technology to accelerate offshore wind site selection and evaluate its current pipeline of projects.

“We are thrilled to work with Acciona Energía. We know Youwind can enhance and help them accelerate their offshore wind development initiatives,” said Anna Rivera, CEO and co-founder of Youwind Renewables. “Together we have fostered a collaborative way of working, providing a great demonstration of how industry leaders like Acciona can boost their processing power to optimize project development and drive sustainable energy innovation forward.”

With nearly 30 years of experience in the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of wind farms, Acciona Energía has established itself as a frontrunner in the renewable energy sector. The company’s portfolio comprises more than 6,500 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 13,500 MW, of which 9,387MW correspond to onshore wind. The business seeks to expand its presence in offshore wind, exploring development opportunities across several territories.

Since 2023, Acciona Energía has been using Youwind’s web-based tools for the evaluation of offshore wind development opportunities, including its Pixel area screening tool and Pixel Park layout optimization tool.

Pixel helps to identify the optimum locations for wind farm development based on technical and financial factors, producing a Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) heat map to support the rapid selection of promising sites.

Pixel Park is a web-based application designed to generate detailed wind farm layouts rapidly for any site worldwide, taking into account site-specific bathymetry and geography. This tool allows users to model the technical and financial performance of layouts, including all major wind farm components such as turbines, foundations, substations, and cable routes, for floating and fixed-bottom installations.Pixel Park can simulate and evaluate layouts that incorporate crucial redundancy and resiliency measures, such as multiple offshore substations connected by an interlink.

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