Tag Archive for 'offshore wind turbines'

Offshore floating wind turbines cost competitive with standard turbines in water depths over 50 metres

July 25th, 2013 by The European Wind Energy Association

A report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that deep water wind turbines are key to unlocking the massive energy potential in Europe’s Atlantic and Mediterranean Seas, and the deepest parts of the North Sea. The ‘Deep water – The next step for offshore wind energy‘ report reveals that floating turbines in North […]

UK wind turbines have capacity to power more than 4.5 million homes

March 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change statistics show that UK wind energy output increased by 33% in 2012 compared to 2011 due to the extra capacity provided by new UK wind farms going operational onshore and offshore. The figures show that wind power generated 5.5% of the UK’s electricity needs in 2012, up from […]

Europe leads the world in offshore wind energy & the UK leads Europe

January 28th, 2013 by The European Wind Energy Association

Europe installed and grid connected 293 offshore wind turbines in 2012, which brings the total to 1,662 turbines, in 55 offshore wind farms in ten European countries. The 293 turbines installed in 2012 represent 1,165 Megawatts (MW), an increase of 33% compared to 2011 installations of 874 MW. This brings total offshore wind energy capacity […]

Scaling up wind turbine power by employing superconductivity

January 21st, 2013 by Elhuyar Fundazioa

SUPRAPOWER is an EU FP7 founded research project focused on a major innovation in offshore wind turbine technology by developing a new compact superconductor-based generator. The project aims to design an innovative, lightweight, robust and reliable 10 MW class offshore wind turbine based on a superconducting generator, taking into account all the essential aspects of […]