Tag Archive for 'renewable energy'

Scottish marine energy expertise extended to Singapore

November 9th, 2013 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

An international collaboration agreement has been signed between The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland, and the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University ([email protected]), Singapore, to support further development of the marine renewable energy industry in Southeast Asia. EMEC, the world’s first and leading facility for wave and tidal energy converters, […]

UK Energy Secretary says that UK needs to retain its global lead in offshore wind energy generation

November 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed a ringing endorsement of the wind, wave and tidal energy industries by the UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey at the trade association’s annual conference in Birmingham. Mr Davey used his speech to “confirm and reconfirm the UK Government’s commitment to renewable energy.” He described onshore wind as “a huge success story and we […]

Alstom and GDG Suez will work together to develop Alderney Race tidal energy project

October 1st, 2013 by Alstom

Jérôme Pécresse, Alstom‘s Renewable Power President, and Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez, signed a partnership agreement on 30 September 2013 in Cherbourg, Normandy in the presence of French President François Hollande to study the integration of Alstom’s tidal turbine with the pilot project developed by GDF Suez in Le raz Blanchard (the Alderney Race). […]

Agreement to test and develop wave energy device in Brittany waters offers local economic opportunities

September 20th, 2013 by AW-Energy oy

Fortum, DCNS and AW-Energy have signed a development agreement in wave power research and development with the support of La Région Bretagne. The companies will develop a joint 1.5 MW wave power demonstration project using AW-Energy’s WaveRoller™ technology, which has been extensively patented. Fortum will develop the project and owns the demonstration park, and DCNS […]

Clean power stations on Jerbourg

September 19th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Three clean power stations operate near Route de Jerbourg in the parish of St Martin, Guernsey. These photovoltaic power stations feed into the Guernsey electricity grid. The largest of the three renewable energy installations off the Route de Jerbourg includes photovoltaic panels to produce electricity and solar thermal evacuated tubes to produce hot water. These […]

Scottish government gives consent for 86 Megawatt tidal energy project

September 18th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up to […]

Vestas produces prototype blade for most powerful offshore wind turbine

September 10th, 2013 by Vestas Wind Systems A/S

The offshore wind energy industry is developing rapidly in its drive to decrease construction and maintenance costs to produce electricity from a renewable energy source at the cheapest possible price. There’s on-going technological advancement to produce turbines that can generate more electricity as each offshore wind turbine is expensive to install. Vestas Wind Systems A/S […]

The virtuous circle of community owned renewable energy projects

September 9th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed a report published by the influential think tank ResPublica which says local community groups should be given greater opportunities to get more involved in developing and owning local renewable energy projects such as wind and solar farms. The study “The Community Renewables Economy” reveals that there’s been a fourteen-fold increase in the […]

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 Prime Minister formally opens world’s largest offshore wind farm

July 5th, 2013 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK Prime Minister David Cameron; Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change; and Greg Barker, UK Minister of State for Climate Change; attended the opening on 4 July 2013 of the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm off Margate, Kent. With 175 wind turbines, the London Array will be able to generate […]