The Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) project is being led by researchers at the University of Virginia. In 2015 the project was awarded a three year grant of more than $3.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.
"It's incredibly challenging, because the scale is so big," the University of Virginia's Eric Loth told CNBC in a phone interview. "I don't know if I have any other project that I've been working on in the last 30 years that has been… so challenging in that respect," he added.
According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), there is now more than 14,000 MW of installed offshore wind power capacity across 14 markets.
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