Tag Archive for 'wind energy'

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 […]

Cheaper wind turbine foundations need testing in offshore conditions

June 13th, 2013 by Carbon Trust

The UK’s Carbon Trust issued a warning to the offshore wind industry on 12 June 2013 that important new innovations to slash the cost of offshore wind power are at risk of remaining on the drawing board as the UK currently has nowhere to demonstrate new lower-cost foundations with more powerful offshore wind turbines. The […]

Winflo floating wind turbine project expects to begin production in 2013

April 13th, 2013 by DCNS

Partners DCNS and Nass&Wind presented their floating wind turbine development programme and shared ambitions for second-generation offshore wind farms at the Thetis Marine Renewable Energy show in Brest, Brittany, France from 10 to 11 April 2013. 2012 was a big year for the DCNS/Nass&Wind floating wind turbine development programme as it saw the completion of […]

World’s largest operational offshore wind farm goes on-line

April 9th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement that all 175 turbines at the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, London Array, are now generating clean electricity. The turbines were installed in the Thames Estuary between January and December 2012. First power was generated in October 2012 and with the 175 th turbine now online, Phase One of […]

Producing electricity from the wind without a turbine

April 4th, 2013 by Mecanoo Architecten b.v.

Mecanoo Architecten b.v. has designed a scale model of an Electrostatic WIenergy CONvertor (EWICON) using technology developed by Delft University of Technology in a consortium with Wageningen UR and commercial companies. The model EWICON was erected on 27 March 2013 outside the electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science building at the university in the Netherlands. […]

UK clean wind energy subsidy less than 3 pence per household per day

March 26th, 2013 by RenewableUK

Wind energy costs as little as 2.67 pence per UK household per day according to statistics released by Ofgem on 21 March 2013. The news that the cost of wind is so low comes as the UK’s energy regulator revealed that together onshore and offshore wind accounted for nearly 59% of renewable energy generation in […]

UK wind generates over 5GW of UK electricity constantly over 24 hours

March 23rd, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK is celebrating the fact that for the first time, wind energy in the UK generated over 5 gigawatts of electricity consistently over a 24 hour period, with the period starting on Thursday 21 March at 2130 and continuing for the rest of Friday 22 March 2013. For this 24 hour period wind energy was […]

Ecotricity’s Urbine hopes to bolster micro wind turbine credibility

February 14th, 2013 by ecotricity

Britain’s first green energy company Ecotricity are set to carry out final tests on a British-designed-and-made micro wind turbine – called the Urbine – which could be up to 40% more efficient than similar sized windmills on the market. The vertical-axis windmill will undergo six months testing in Stroud, Gloucestershire before undergoing official performance certification […]

UK wind energy feeds over 5 GW into National Grid for first time

February 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

According to UK National Grid, wind energy has generated a record amount of electricity in Great Britain. The new high was reached on Sunday morning, 3 February 2013, when wind generated more than 5 gigawatts for the first time – more than 12% of the nation’s electricity needs for industry, businesses and households – enough […]