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Massive offshore wind farm in Outer Moray Firth approved

<b>The Scottish government has given the go-ahead to a major offshore wind farm development in the Outer Moray Firth.</b><p>The two neighbouring projects - from Moray Offshore Renewables Limited and Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited - involve a total of 326 turbines.<p>The Scottish government said the combined …

Hydroelectric Power

Why the energy competition enquiry is good for low-carbon energy

As is frequent in the energy debate, the issues of cost and keeping the lights generate all the heat, but the crucial third horn of the trilemma the UK finds itself on - cutting carbon emissions - is largely overlooked.<p>Affordability and security are clearly vital, but also much discussed, so I'm …

Floating Wind Farm

Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Combines Semi-submersible…

<b>Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Combines Semi-submersible Platform and Concrete-Composite Construction</b><p><i>Led by the University of Maine, this project represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world, strengthening American leadership in innovative clean energy technologies that diversify the nation’s energy mix with more clean, domestic energy sources.</i> ⓐ<p><i>The project is an early attempt to harness some of the strong offshore winds and paves the way</i> …

Statoil Closes Hywind Maine Project

On Octoer 15, 2013, Statoil of Norway announced that it had decided to exit the offshore wind power market in Maine, saying, "Changes in the …

Wind Power

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Could Drive Japan’s Renewable Energy Future

Less than three years after the disaster at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, a hotly-anticipated floating offshore wind turbine began operating 20 …

Japan’s Floating Wind Turbines Show the Challenges of Renewables - MIT Technology Review

Here’s another glimpse of the challenges involved in attempts to run countries on renewable energy.<p>In theory, Japan has a huge offshore wind …

Renewable Energy

Floating Wind Turbines Bring More Offshore Wind Power To Scotland

<b>Published on</b> November 26th, 2013 | <i>by Nicholas Brown</i><p>1<p>November 26th, 2013 by <b>Nicholas Brown</b><p>In Scotland, developers have been cutting back on offshore …

Floating Wind Turbines Coming to Oregon Coast

A demonstration floating offshore wind project in Oregon breezed over another hurdle yesterday, raising hopes that West Coast's first offshore …

World's first full-scale floating windmill 2.3MW Hywind Statoil

Siemens Wind Power D6 Platform Animation

Siemens Wind Power G4 Platform Animation

Maine Makes Waves with America's 'First' Offshore Floating Wind Turbine

The first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the United States is now afloat, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.<p>The concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine was deployed off the coast of Castine, Maine by a team led by the University of Maine.<p>Offshore wind is a …

First Floating Wind Turbine In The U.S. Deploys In Maine

<i>From EarthTechling's Pete Danko:</i><p>The first floating wind turbine in U.S. history went upright and onto the water in Brewer, Maine, on Friday, on its way to being put in place and connected to the grid off the coast near the town of Castine.<p>The 65-foot-tall VolturnUS 1:8 prototype is a small-scale …

World's First Floating Wind-Current Turbine to be Installed Off Japanese Coast

Offshore wind farms and tidal energy facilities harness the power of the wind and the ocean – but why should we have separate turbines for each task? …

Renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire European Union Four Times Over

A new report by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has found that the European Union, from Portugal to Finland could source their all of …

Renewable Energy

Fukushima Offshore Wind Farm Starts Producing Clean Energy

Japan’s floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima has begun to produce clean, renewable energy for the national grid. The project, a …

Oregon Prepares to Launch the West Coast's First Offshore Wind Farm

The Pacific Northwest state of Oregon is already home to America’s second largest land-based wind farm — the 845 megawatt (MW) Shepherds Flat Wind …

Post-Fukushima Japan Constructs First of 140 Offshore Floating Windmills

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>Japan has nearly completed construction on the first of 140 floating windmills that will eventually provide a safer alternative …

Nuclear Energy