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.
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
Nine of the largest offshore wind power developers in Europe are clubbing together with the Scottish government to invest some £8m ($10.3m) to fund development of new technologies that will cement the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) from the resource at under £100/MWh by 2020.
11 July 2016 07:07 GMT
French floating wind power outfit Ideol has formally set the seal on a deal with Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi Zosen to kick off construction of a 7.4MW, two-unit pilot project off the coast of Japan.
07 July 2016 11:54 GMT
Wind power is expanding rapidly on the electricity network covering the central US, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) says, but the renewables industry faces a challenging environment just the same due to the very low price of natural gas.
05 July 2016 06:31 GMT
Siemens has further upgraded its largest offshore wind turbine and is expanding its offshore portfolio with an 8MW machine that will allow for up to 10% higher annual energy production when compared to its already launched 7MW offshore power horse.
05 July 2016 10:29 GMT
Boston area start-up Inexhaustible is proposing “over-the-water” transport capability for electricity generated by distant offshore wind farms that would utilize utility-scale energy storage systems mounted on marine vessels or articulated tug-barges.
28 June 2016 05:30 GMT
The Iberdrola-led TLPWind floating wind project is "nearing readiness" to start building a 5MW flagship of its tension leg platform (TLP) concept, following final model tank-tests at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.
28 June 2016 07:26 GMT
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