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Team Develops Floating Wind Turbine To Harvest Deep-Ocean Wind Energy

The wind over deep-sea waters offers the potential to become one of the country’s largest renewable energy sources. University of Texas at Dallas researcher Dr. Todd Griffith has spent years working on an offshore turbine design that can convert those deep-ocean winds into electricity. Recently, Griffith received a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy … Continue reading Team Develops Floating Wind Turbine To Harvest Deep-Ocean Wind Energy

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U.S. spending bill holds win for wind energy

U.S. clean energy producers would get only some of what they hoped for under a massive U.S. spending bill unveiled late Monday, with wind developers getting more time to land a big subsidy and solar developers losing their bid to extend a key investment credit. Under the bill, wind energy projects would be able to … Continue reading U.S. spending bill holds win for wind energy

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Power generated by GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype in Rotterdam to be bought by Eneco utility company

Power generated by GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype in Rotterdam to be bought by Eneco utility company Purchase enables Eneco to provide wind energy to its customers. Haliade-X sets a new world record for amount of wind energy produced in 24 hours. Extensive testing of prototype will enable Haliade-X to obtain Type Certificate by 2020. … Continue reading Power generated by GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype in Rotterdam to be bought by Eneco utility company

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Lincoln Clean Energy becomes Ørsted

In October 2018, Ørsted acquired Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a leading onshore developer with assets primarily in Texas. Over the past year, areas of the business have been systematically integrated to ensure an effective operating model capitalising on the capabilities from both companies. Since the acquisition, LCE has made significant progress, building its position as … Continue reading Lincoln Clean Energy becomes Ørsted

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Ceará can supply with wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power throughout Brazil

According to the Atlas of solar and wind power potential of Ceará, the state could generate 94.3 GW, including wind energy, solar thermal and photovoltaic. Pioneer in stimulating wind turbines generation in Brazil, Ceará is about to launch its first hybrid solar and wind energy atlas. The study brings an integrated analysis of resources and … Continue reading Ceará can supply with wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power throughout Brazil

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Italo-Belgian group will build in Caucaia first offshore wind energy plant in Brazil

A first offshore wind power plant (within the sea) of Brazil will be built in Águas do Atlântico, in Caucaia, in the Metropolitan Region of Fortaleza. Information was transmitted by Governor Camilo Santana during the time that he had been offered by Federação das Indústrias do Estado do Ceará (Fiec). The governor revealed that he … Continue reading Italo-Belgian group will build in Caucaia first offshore wind energy plant in Brazil

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AWEA Urges Department of Interior to Advance Offshore Wind Energy Projects

This weekend represents the one-year anniversary of a record-breaking auction for three lease areas offshore wind power the coast of Massachusetts. Rights to develop the three lease areas sold for a combined $405 million, with winning bids coming from Mayflower Wind Energy, Equinor, and Vineyard Wind. “Last year’s auction results erased any doubts that harnessing … Continue reading AWEA Urges Department of Interior to Advance Offshore Wind Energy Projects

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Denmark plans to build artificial islands for wind energy

Denmark is pursuing plans to build one or more artificial islands surrounded by offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 10 gigawatts, capable of supplying up to 10 million households, the climate and energy ministry has said. The country, which produced 41% of its energy from wind power in 2018, the highest level in Europe, … Continue reading Denmark plans to build artificial islands for wind energy

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Iberdrola seeks wind turbines bigger than jumbo jets

When Iberdrola SA builds its offshore wind farm off the coast of Connecticut sometime in the middle of next decade, it plans to use turbines more powerful than anything currently on the market. The Spanish utility’s Avangrid Inc. won an auction to develop the 804-megawatt wind farm in a joint venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. … Continue reading Iberdrola seeks wind turbines bigger than jumbo jets

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Iberdrola will use powerful wind turbines in Connecticut offshore wind energy project

When Iberdrola builds its offshore wind farm off the coast of Connecticut in the middle of the next decade, it plans to use more powerful wind turbines than currently exist in the market. The Spanish company Avangrid Inc. won an auction to develop the 804 megawatt wind farm in a joint venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure … Continue reading Iberdrola will use powerful wind turbines in Connecticut offshore wind energy project

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Vietnam will develop offshore wind energy

The mayor of Vietnam’s offshore wind energy project, “Thang Long-Wind”, is studying in order to proceed with the investment for its construction, as indicated by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce.The wind farm, which will be developed in the waters of Cape Ke Ga, located in the central province of Binh Thuan, with an … Continue reading Vietnam will develop offshore wind energy

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Wind energy already serves 6% of the world’s electricity demand

Renewable energy today employs twice as many people as the oil industry (oil and gas). The International Renewable Energy Agency estimates that photovoltaics, wind energy, concentrated solar power and other renewable energy employ more than eleven million people. The energy transition is a revolution. The wind power sector expects to install more electric power in … Continue reading Wind energy already serves 6% of the world’s electricity demand

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Estonia and Latvia plan joint offshore wind farm development

The Estonian and Latvian states are planning a joint offshore wind power plant in the Gulf of Riga, aimed at contributing to electricity grid security in both countries. Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Taavi Aas met with his Latvian counterpart Ralfs Nemiro in Latvia to discuss the matter. A common offshore wind farm could bring … Continue reading Estonia and Latvia plan joint offshore wind farm development

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The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

The main renewable energy organizations in Spain highlight that the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (Pniec) is «ambitious» but «feasible», and that proposals such as reaching 74% of renewable electricity generation in 2030 «could even be exceed». The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, has pointed out that all actors must work «together and efficiently» … Continue reading The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

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Iberdrola will install a large marine wind power plant in the US

Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Avangrid, has been awarded the development of the 804 megawatt (MW) marine wind farm with MHI Vestas wind turbines, in the United States, a wind energy project with an investment estimated at 1.2 billion euros by market sources . The construction of the complex has been approved by the Department of … Continue reading Iberdrola will install a large marine wind power plant in the US

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Vineyard Wind Prevails as Connecticut Chooses 804 MW Offshore Wind energy Project

Connecticut on Thursday selected Vineyard Wind’s 804-megawatt Park City project as the winner of its first offshore wind solicitation, setting up the seaport city of Bridgeport to become a significant hub for the emerging U.S. market. MHI Vestas is supplying Vineyard’s first offshore wind farm with turbines. Connecticut regulators said Vineyard won with a price … Continue reading Vineyard Wind Prevails as Connecticut Chooses 804 MW Offshore Wind energy Project

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Leading the offshore wind energy, Siemens Gamesa installs its offshore Direct Drive wind turbine number 1,000

The 1,000 wind turbines have saved approximately 29 million tons of CO2 emissions to date compared to fossil fuel generation – the equivalent of more than 6 million trips around the Earth in a car. A further 1,000 Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive offshore wind turbines have also been sold. Combined output of around 34.6 Terawatt … Continue reading Leading the offshore wind energy, Siemens Gamesa installs its offshore Direct Drive wind turbine number 1,000

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Ørsted aims to invest in ‘green hydrogen’ pilot projects

Orsted and two partners secured funding in August from the British government for a “green hydrogen” project. Hydrogen gas has long been seen as a potential alternative to fossil fuels as it emits water when burned, not CO2, the greenhouse gas emitted by coal, oil and natural gas. But making hydrogen from water by electrolysis, … Continue reading Ørsted aims to invest in ‘green hydrogen’ pilot projects

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North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Programme on offshore wind energy deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK – agreed at their … Continue reading North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

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Ørsted and Covestro sign the world’s largest offshore wind energy PPA

Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-performance polymer materials, has signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted to buy the output of 100MW from the planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm.  Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-performance materials headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, has signed a 10-year indexed fixed-price agreement with Ørsted, the world-leader … Continue reading Ørsted and Covestro sign the world’s largest offshore wind energy PPA

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