Tag Archive for 'Isle of Wight'

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 […]

Isle of Wight secures funds for tidal energy project to boost employment

October 20th, 2012 by Isle of Wight Council

The Isle of Wight Council has received a double boost in its efforts to support the green economy. The council has secured nearly £700,000 of European money to help finance the necessary preparatory works for its Solent Offshore Energy Centre (SOEC) proposals to create tidal energy testing facilities off the Island’s southern tip at St […]

Ecoislands Summit brings islands together on a path to sustainability

October 17th, 2012 by Ecoisland

The Global Ecoislands Summit 2012 launched on 16 October 2012 as community leaders, islands representatives, sustainability experts, UK government ministers and technology giants united on a journey to sustainability. Hundreds of delegates and dignitaries gathered in Cowes on the Isle of Wight to set the stage for a collaborative, community-driven effort to enable islands and regions around the world to […]

Isle of Wight begins shift to low carbon transport with Prius Plug-in

August 25th, 2012 by Ecoisland

Ecoislands, a global leader for sustainable communities, has formed a partnership with Toyota GB, as part of a shared commitment to alternative, low-carbon transport. Toyota joins leading technology partners, including IBM, Toshiba, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, Sliver Spring Networks, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), ITM Power and Southern Water, who are committed to helping to turn the […]