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Spain aims to install 1-3 GW of floating wind turbines by 2030

Spain plans to install floating wind turbines on the deep waters off its coasts with capacity to generate between 1 and 3 gigawatts of power by 2030, its Energy and Environment Ministry said on Wednesday. As part of a global shift away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, governments and companies are seeking new ways to harness … Continue reading Spain aims to install 1-3 GW of floating wind turbines by 2030

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Floating PV: Research project performs long-term tests on different system designs

Floating photovoltaic power plants can contribute to the expansion of renewable energy without taking up land. RWE Renewables, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) are working together to further develop this innovative technology with other partners. In the joint research project PV2Float, the partners are … Continue reading Floating PV: Research project performs long-term tests on different system designs

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BW Ideol and Hitachi ABB Power Grids to collaborate on developing scalable floating substations for offshore wind power

BW Ideol today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the world’s leading supplier of grid integration and power quality solutions, for an industry-first collaboration on developing scalable floating substations to support development of profitable commercial-scale floating offshore wind farms with high-capacity wind turbines.Floating offshore wind is the next … Continue reading BW Ideol and Hitachi ABB Power Grids to collaborate on developing scalable floating substations for offshore wind power

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X1 Wind has secured a multi-million euro grant to launch its first commercial floating wind energy project

The floating wind technology developer has been allocated €2.5m through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator programme. It was named among 38 of the most promising start-ups by the EIC after being shortlisted from 4200 applications to receive funding to ‘develop and scale up ground-breaking innovations’. X1 Wind CEO & Co-Founder Alex Raventos said the … Continue reading X1 Wind has secured a multi-million euro grant to launch its first commercial floating wind energy project

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First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator, in cooperation with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun has started commercial operations at the first unit of its floating solar project in Albania, further contributing to the country’s renewable energy journey. The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-megawatt Banja hydropower plant. … Continue reading First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

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China’s MingYang unveils country’s first floating offshore wind turbine

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has launched the first floating offshore wind tower and turbine ever built in China, a 5.5MW turbine. MingYang Smart Energy revealed the achievement in a LinkedIn post , announcing that the company’s MySE5.5MW typhoon-resistant floating wind turbine had begun rolling off its production line and a prototype had … Continue reading China’s MingYang unveils country’s first floating offshore wind turbine

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GE Researchers Unveil 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

Highlights $4 MM Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) ATLANTIS project during ARPA-E’s Virtual Innovation Summit.Project involves the design and development of optimized controls that could enable future offshore wind turbines 35% lower in mass compared to current designs for floating offshore wind turbines.Floating Wind Turbines would open up possibility for offshore installations at depths beyond … Continue reading GE Researchers Unveil 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

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Equinor and Vårgrønn team up for floating wind energy at Utsira Nord

Equinor and Vårgrønn have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly apply for offshore wind power acreage in Norway for the Utsira Nord area. Through a collaboration agreement Equinor and Vårgrønn a Norwegian renewable energy company established by HitecVision and Eni, aim to jointly prepare and submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop floating … Continue reading Equinor and Vårgrønn team up for floating wind energy at Utsira Nord

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South Korea’s first floating wind farm project passes preliminary feasibility study

A pioneering project to generate electricity from South Korea’s first floating wind farm in 2026 has finally passed a preliminary feasibility study conducted by a national think tank, almost three years after a state company moved first by installing equipment to measure wind energy at a useless offshore gas platform. Korea National Oil Corp. (KNOC), … Continue reading South Korea’s first floating wind farm project passes preliminary feasibility study

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DNV publishes world’s first recommended practice for floating solar power plants

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider today publishes the world’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects following a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) involving 24 industry participants. The Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0584) will provide commonly recognized guidance based on a list of technical requirements for accelerating safe, sustainable and sound design, … Continue reading DNV publishes world’s first recommended practice for floating solar power plants

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Philippines to build first offshore wind farm

Eco-Business speaks with wind developer Theo Sunico of Triconti ECC, which has tapped into the Philippines’ nascent wind market. Wind has the potential to meet soaring consumer demand for power, but will policy disconnect stall growth? As the Philippines builds its offshore wind potential, its developers are looking to its Asian counterparts for which policies to push as … Continue reading Philippines to build first offshore wind farm

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EnerOcean projects 180MW of floating offshore wind energy in the Canary Islands

The floating offshore wind energy developer EnerOcean requests the construction of two wind farms off Gran Canaria. The wind power projects would consist of up to 15 floating wind turbines.EnerOcean has reported the launch in Gran Canaria of CANARRAY, two floating offshore wind farm projects with the W2Power bi-turbine platform. This patented technology, W2Power, offers … Continue reading EnerOcean projects 180MW of floating offshore wind energy in the Canary Islands

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EnerOcean projects 180MW floating offshore wind power Canary Islands

Floating offshore wind energy developer EnerOcean requests the construction of two wind farms off Gran Canaria. The projects would consist of up to 15 floating turbines.EnerOcean has reported the launch in Gran Canaria of CANARRAY, two floating offshore wind projects with the W2Power bi-turbine platform. This patented technology, W2Power, offers the lowest cost floating wind … Continue reading EnerOcean projects 180MW floating offshore wind power Canary Islands

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DNV issues Statement of Feasibility for Seaplace’s CROWN Spar offshore floating wind energy platform

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has issued a Statement of Feasibility to the Spanish ship design and offshore engineering company Seaplace for its CROWN Spar offshore wind floating platform concept. DNV’s Statement of Feasibility verifies new concepts and opens the door to innovative platform designs with a potential to further reduce the … Continue reading DNV issues Statement of Feasibility for Seaplace’s CROWN Spar offshore floating wind energy platform

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RWE Partners with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to Advance Floating Wind Power

RWE  is partnering with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult – the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy, to study the potential for Scottish businesses to produce commercial scale concrete foundations for floating wind projects. The possible development of floating wind projects in Scotland puts a focus on the amount of … Continue reading RWE Partners with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to Advance Floating Wind Power

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13,400 solar panels on a lake: RWE constructs its first floating photovoltaic project

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies for renewable energy, is to construct its first floating photovoltaic (PV) project. The Amer floating PV project consists of 13,400 solar panels that will float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands’ province of Noord-Brabant. After completion, the innovative PV project will … Continue reading 13,400 solar panels on a lake: RWE constructs its first floating photovoltaic project

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Innovations in floating wind energy technologies key to futher cost reductions

Floating offshore wind is maturing and has performed significant cost reductions over the past years. The technology allows Europe to unlock its full offshore wind potential and enables more countries to benefit from offshore wind in reaching their green transition objectives. Research and innovation remain key to the future competitiveness of floating offshore wind: the … Continue reading Innovations in floating wind energy technologies key to futher cost reductions

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Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

Approximately two years ago at the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE) we set up the Offshore Wind Working Group, promoted by a small group of companies interested in analyzing the opportunities that were opening up in the Spanish market for wind turbines, since some technologies Floaters were beginning to reach levels of commercial development. Floating offshore … Continue reading Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

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Ocean Winds announce the collaboration with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind energy in Greece

OCEAN WINDS, the Joint Venture created by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, have signed a collaboration agreement with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind projects in the Greek seas. OCEAN WINDS has a wide portfolio composed of 1.5 GW under construction and 4 GW under development, and with the target of reaching 5 to 7 … Continue reading Ocean Winds announce the collaboration with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind energy in Greece

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EDP plans to build a floating offshore wind farm in Asturias

EDP ??plans to invest around 2,000 million euros in the period 2021-2025 and is committed to the development of floating offshore wind power off the coast of Asturias. At a press conference on the occasion of the presentation of the strategic plan of the Portuguese energy company, the financial director of the group and CEO … Continue reading EDP plans to build a floating offshore wind farm in Asturias

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