Tag Archive for 'wind power'

Wind energy’s growing importance for UK electricity generation

September 4th, 2014 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK said that August 2014 was an exceptional month for wind energy, with new records set and electricity generation levels exceeding both nuclear and coal generation, according to official National Grid statistics. On five separate occasions, wind energy overtook coal-fired plants for electricity generation over a single day, which is the first time this has […]

UK electricity generation from wind breaks records in December 2013

January 3rd, 2014 by RenewableUK

December 2013 was a record-breaking period for wind power in the UK, with more electricity generated from wind energy than in any other month. A slew of other records were shattered too, including the amount of electricity generated in a week and the percentage of UK electricity supplied by wind energy in a single month […]

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 […]

University of Exeter publish report on Guernsey’s renewable energy & strategy recommendations to 2050

June 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Third year University of Exeter Renewable Energy students visited Guernsey for ten days in the later part of May 2013 to study Guernsey’s current energy sources and uses, and Guernsey’s renewable energy potential. Forty-six students divided into teams to study offshore wind energy, onshore wind energy, wave energy, biofuel potential, energy from waste, solar energy, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK public consultation in February 2013 for planned 218 turbine wind farm between Guernsey and Poole

January 12th, 2013 by Navitus Bay Development Limited

From the 1 February 2013, members of the public are being given an opportunity to view and comment on the latest plans for the proposed wind park off the Dorset coast. Navitus Bay Development Limited (Navitus Bay) is committed to hearing the views of the local community and so far has talked to over 2,000 […]