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Chinese firm combines wind and fish farm

Mingyang developed the world’s first combination of wind turbines with offshore fish farms.

Credits: Mingyang
August 15, 2023

The Chinese company, Mingyang Smart Energy, has completed the development of integrated equipment that combines wind turbines and fish farming in Zhoushan, Zhejiang, the world’s first, reported the company.

The wind turbine has the capacity to produce 45 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. Beyond its role as a wind farm, it will serve as an offshore fish farm for species such as groupers. The aquaculture system encompasses features like intelligent breeding, real-time monitoring, automated net cleaning, and AI-driven automatic fish harvesting through comprehensive big-data analysis. The equipment has the capacity to rear over 150,000 fish and achieve an annual harvest of 75 tons.