The gunboats flanking the lone ferry cruising to the waters off Block Island said it all: Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based developer behind America's first offshore wind farm, has some important friends.
28 July 2015 08:53 GMT
A small island off the northeast American seaboard entered the wind industry's history books this week with the start of construction of developer Deepwater Wind's 30MW Block Island project. Recharge was there.
28 July 2015 08:18 GMT
Irish developer Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) is staying tight-lipped over reports that it is negotiating the sale of its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (NNG) UK offshore wind project to a consortium of Siemens Project Ventures and InterGen, a US power group.
27 July 2015 11:06 GMT
A consortium led by utility holding company Dominion Resources has no plans to replace two Alstom direct-drive turbines with less technologically advanced machines to help lower the cost of a 12MW pilot wind project off the coast of Virginia.
22 July 2015 06:28 GMT
Vattenfall was late in its decision to focus on renewables, the Swedish utility’s CEO admitted, as huge impairments against its conventional and nuclear assets sent the company to a net loss of SKr28.8bn ($3.3bn) for the second quarter.
21 July 2015 10:22 GMT
Europe is leading the world in developing its vast offshore wind resource, but building the transmission network to bring power to shore is proving a slow-rolling process, with EU's 28 leaders only signing up earlier this year to a package of policies that include taking "urgent measures" to reach a minimum interconnection target of 10% of total generation capacity by the end of the decade and 15% by 2030.
20 July 2015 01:08 GMT
Germany’s offshore wind sector grid-connected more turbines in the first half of 2015 than in its entire history so far – but the industry has warned the government over lack of clarity on upcoming tenders and the rate of future network expansion.
20 July 2015 11:36 GMT
Offshore wind developer Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has deployed a buoy to monitor water quality and weather over the site where the first of six turbines for its Icebreaker demonstration project will be located.
15 July 2015 11:29 GMT
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