Here in Atlantic Canada, we’re lucky to have an excellent wind resource because we’re on the coast.

We can harness both onshore and offshore winds by building wind turbines to generate electricity. The blades of the wind turbines spin from the force of the wind, and that energy is then converted into electricity.

Onshore and offshore turbine blades are specially designed to maximize the amount of wind they capture and the main differences between the two technologies are the size and the support structures. Offshore wind turbines don’t have the same size and height constraints as onshore, so they can be a lot larger (even double the size)!