The UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has unveiled first findings from a new report that assesses the current market readiness of floating wind technology, running the rule over some 30 concepts now on the drawing board and giving detailed appraisals of the most commercially advanced models.
23 June 2015 08:57 GMT
A Marubeni-led consortium has finished mounting a 7MW wind turbine on a three-column semi-submersible floating platform and is ready to tow it to a testing site off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture by 30 June.
22 June 2015 06:02 GMT
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and compatriot tower manufacturer Windar have landed the deal to deliver five spar foundations for Norwegian energy giant Statoil's pioneering 30MW Buchan Deep floating wind power array off Scotland.
18 June 2015 08:15 GMT
French offshore wind start-up Ideol has set the seal on an engineering deal with Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi Zosen to design two versions of its floating turbine foundation for installations slated to be in the water by 2017.
17 June 2015 07:55 GMT
China's energy storage system (ESS) market will quadruple to $8.7bn in the next ten years, driven by a vast demand for electric vehicles and the fast-growing "stationary" facilities sector, according to new research from US analyst Lux.
12 June 2015 01:08 GMT
A whopping 475GW of industrial-scale energy storage systems (ESS) will be needed by the end of the next decade to support the mushrooming market for renewables-powered electricity, according to a new calculations from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).
09 June 2015 12:42 GMT
An inter-governmental task force will have until 12 June to comment on a Request for Information (RFI) drafted by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that will determine if any developers beyond Alpha Wind Energy (AWE) want to site a multi-hundred megawatt project in federal waters off Hawaii.
04 June 2015 03:13 GMT
The US' Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LeedCo) has opted to use an innovative pile-less foundation design from Danish outfit Universal Foundation (UF) for the wind turbines being installed as part of its pioneering 20MW Icebreaker project in Lake Erie.
02 June 2015 11:59 GMT
The wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M) market is on the cusp of a new major growth phase with leading players expecting the sector to expand rapidly year-on-year through to the end of the decade, according to polling carried out by Recharge and consultancy FTI.
02 June 2015 09:24 GMT
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