- published: 21 Feb 2017
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PETERHEAD, SCOTLAND — Scotland's notoriously strong winds could pan out to be a blessing in disguise after the Scottish government recently approved plans for a floating wind farm right off of the Scottish coast. According to the Guardian, Statoil, a Norwegian energy company, plans to build a floating wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland by the end of 2017. The floating wind farm, called the Hywind floating wind farm, will consist of five, 258-meter-high floating wind turbines. Each will have a floating steel tube filled with ballast as their base and they will be tethered to the seafloor by three moorings. Each of the five wind turbines will have a six-megawatt capacity, and together they will be able to power an estimated 20,000 homes. Because they're not actually ...
The first offshore wind farm in the United States started producing clean energy in mid-December. Located 13 miles from the coast of Rhode Island, the five turbines will power 17,000 homes, including all the energy necessary to sustain the nearby Block Island. The wind energy industry is the fastest-growing job sector in the country. Despite their popularity in Europe, however, coastal turbines have faced resistance in the U.S. “We have a huge, clean energy resource off of our coast, and to date we have not tapped into it,” Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski told VICE News correspondent Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Read: "Bill Gates and other billionaires are launching a climate change fund because we need an “energy miracle” - http://bit.ly/2hszYmv Watch: "Meet the man who wants to create th...
Bringing the winds of change to the energy mix, Germany has opened its newest offshore wind farm. ... euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international news, curated and explained:http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 13 other languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/27/powering-the-future-germany-opens-its-largest-wind-farm Bringing the winds of change to the energy mix, Germany has opened its newest offshore wind farm. Located 100km off the island of Borkum in the North Sea, the 80 turbines are said to constitute the country's largest wind farm. Bard Energy claims it will power up to 400,000 households, and would go some way to achieving the goal of being nuclear free by 2022. "Without this powerfu...
Make it offshore make it sustainable
North Sea Infrastructure The future development of a North Sea energy system up to approx. 2050 will require a rollout, coordinated at European level, of interlinked offshore interconnectors, i.e. a so-called interconnection hub, combined with large-scale wind power. Any surplus wind power could be converted into other forms of energy, or stored. Situating this interconnection hub on a modularly constructed island in a relatively shallow part of the North Sea would result in significant cost savings. These are the starting points for a proposed efficient, affordable and reliable energy system on the North Sea, which will contribute to European objectives being met. This vision does not preclude the option of providing renewably generated power from the wind farms to nearby oil and gas plat...
In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports.
Germany's offshore wind capacity more than doubled last year as investors warm up to the technology, helping Europe's largest economy in its ambitious push into renewable power. German engineering association VDMA said on Thursday, at the end of 2014, total installed offshore wind capacity stood at 2.35 gigawatts compared with 915 megawatts at the end of 2013. Of the 2.35 GW, about 1.05 GW were connected to the power grid, VDMA said, highlighting the need to speed up network connections to reach Germany's goal of having 6.5 GW of capacity installed and connected by 2020. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/siOs0ujRPMs/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
The UK has the best wind resource in Europe and by leading the world in developing offshore wind energy we are improving our energy security, cutting polluting carbon emissions and building a new manufacturing and export industry that could employ over 40,000 people.
Muckle Hen Productions made this film about the Efficient Offshore Wind Programme, an energy consortium spearheaded by sustainable power giants Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe. Produced by Shona Donaldson Directed by Hannah Robinson www.mucklehen.com
Manfred Hader, energy expert and Partner at Roland Berger, explains how offshore wind contributes to the current energy mix in Europe and is becoming more competitive faster than expected. Learn about the prospects for the offshore wind industry, with the rise of more windfarms across Europe and the increase in competition among suppliers. Get more information in our study: https://www.rolandberger.com/de/Publications/pub_offshore_wind_power.html
ABB has successfully commissioned the subsea transmission link connecting one of the largest offshore wind farms in Europe to the Belgian grid. The Thornton Bank project was executed for the Belgian company C-Power NV. For more information, please read the press release: http://www.abb.com/cawp/seitp202/0dceff7e8f980b41c1257be900480aaa.aspx
Danish Researchers have developed an innovative coating system which significantly increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades. The harsh offshore environment with heavy rain causes the blades to erode, leading to a significant reduction in efficiency and energy production. To overcome this problem, new technologies are being tested under the European project Windtrust. The new coating lowers the costs of maintenance and downtime. Offshore wind turbines play an increasingly important role in renewable power generation. In 2015, for the second year in a row, Denmark set the world record for wind power, producing 42% of its electricity from wind turbines. More of it at www.windtrust.eu