Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has left for Denmark after installing all five 6MW Haliade turbines this month at the Block Island pioneering US offshore wind farm in Rhode Island state waters.
22 August 2016 05:03 GMT
Before deploying new equipment in an offshore environment, testing is absolutely vital. Replicating those harsh conditions within the confines of a test hall requires access to specialist, purpose-built facilities, which can significantly reduce the time and cost of getting products to the point of commercialisation.
21 August 2016 08:12 GMT
AES Corp. scored an order from utility San Diego Gas and Electric to build two battery-storage arrays to help smooth California’s influx of renewables, with one of the arrays to become the largest in the US upon its completion early next year.
19 August 2016 02:45 GMT
The western Japanese municipality of Kitakyushu has unveiled plans to auction off wind projects to developers in the city’s port, in response to recent legislative amendments that will facilitate the installation of turbines in coastal waters throughout the archipelago.
19 August 2016 08:09 GMT
The US Department of the Interior (DOI) is extending the public comment period an additional 30 days until 7 September in Hawaii to obtain stakeholder comments that will help determine issues and alternatives that it will analyse to assess potential environmental impacts tied to issuing future offshore wind leases there.
02 August 2016 03:12 GMT
European transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has kicked off a pilot scheme to explore how new energy technologies could be bolted into existing electricity infrastructure, to take over the role of grid-stabilising primary reserve capacity providers from coal- and gas-fired power plants.
01 August 2016 12:28 GMT
UK technology development body the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is creating a "digital clone" of the 7MW Levenmouth demonstrator turbine it operates on the east coast of Scotland, with a view to honing engineering for the next generation of ultra-large-scale offshore machines.
29 July 2016 08:00 GMT
Deepwater Wind’s Block Island, the first offshore wind project to be built in the Americas, has entered the home stretch, with the blades and towers assembled in Providence to be transported to the project site over the next few weeks where they will meet the GE nacelles currently en route from France.
26 July 2016 10:16 GMT
The first projects announced as winners in France's pioneering round of floating wind tenders see the welcome arrival of two new names in the fast-emerging sector – turbine-maker Senvion and developer China General Nuclear (CGN).
25 July 2016 02:50 GMT
Germany-based wind turbine maker Senvion and US industrial giant GE are preferred suppliers in the two first winning floating offshore wind bids announced by French environment minister Ségolène Royal, with a combined capacity of more than 48MW.
25 July 2016 11:14 GMT
Harvard researchers have identified a new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2 that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries.
21 July 2016 04:29 GMT
After a five-year soap opera starring a US billionaire – and maybe soon its next President – and a cast of Scottish politicians and judges, finally it looks like an offshore wind farm could actually get built.
21 July 2016 11:36 GMT
Sweden’s Vattenfall has taken a final investment decision to build the SKr3bn ($349m) European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland – the offshore wind farm that would-be US President Donald Trump fought tooth and nail to stop.
21 July 2016 07:01 GMT
US floating wind pioneer Principle Power and European technology development body KIC InnoEnergy have signed a multi-year partnership deal that will include a €4m ($4.43m) injection to boost the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project being built off Portugal.
19 July 2016 07:32 GMT
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