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World's largest offshore wind farm opens off northwest England

The world’s largest offshore wind farm has officially opened off northwest England. Located in the Irish Sea, the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm has a total capacity of 659 megawatts and is capable of powering nearly 600,000 homes in the U.K

Offshore wind energy heading to waters off Virginia Beach

Dominion Energy Virginia announced on Friday a venture to build two wind turbines in federal waters 27 miles off Virginia’s coast, with the Denmark-based energy company Ørsted.

UK accounted for 50 percent of Europe's new offshore wind in 2017

The European offshore wind industry had an impressive year in 2017, increasing capacity by 25 percent to 3.1 gigawatts of new capacity installed. And the United Kingdom's installed 1.7 gigawatts accounted for more than 50 percent of the total.

Energy giants plan 144 MW offshore wind farm and battery storage

In response to Massachusetts’ request for new sources of clean energy, Providence, R.I.-based Deepwater Wind, has unveiled plans for a 144 MW wind project paired with a 40 MWh battery storage system from Tesla.

The use of LIDAR over Met Masts is a cost-effective technology

LIDAR (light detection and ranging) has become the technology of choice for offshore wind projects, in turn, saving millions of dollars, thanks to innovative developers, manufacturers, and the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator.

Competition for offshore wind ramps up in Massachusetts

Massachusetts appears to be on track to become the nation's leader in offshore wind power, with three companies, including two from Denmark and one based in New England prepared to bid on the contracts.

Town council pushes for offshore wind in Gulf of Maine

Durham - Durham, New Hampshire Town Councilors on Monday endorsed a resolution calling for a focused look at offshore wind development.

Google one step closer to wind power

The Google-backed Atlantic Wind Connection passed an initial approval stage this week and will now undergo an environmental review.

US and UK Collaborate on Floating Wind Turbines

UK-US government investment is set to be a driving force in new floating wind turbine technology. UK energy secretary Edward Davey announced that a collaborative investment effort will be made to build a number of experimental floating wind turbines.

Offshore wind farms at risk from hurricane damage

Pittsburgh - Offshore wind farms being proposed for the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico sit in hurricane paths and as a result, almost half of the planned turbines for these farms could be destroyed over a 20-year period.

Report: Climate change, extreme weather set to disrupt power grid

Washington - A new report on climate change shows more extreme weather is on the way, and the current US energy infrastructure is poised to fail unless it goes through a detailed transformation, including appropriate wind and solar sites.
 

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Thomas F. Farrell II speaks with a reporter on Monday after announcing the Dong Energy Partnership.
Thomas F. Farrell II speaks with a reporter on Monday after announcing the Dong Energy Partnership.
Dominion Energy
Vineyard Wind is one of three companies bidding on the offshore wind project.
Vineyard Wind is one of three companies bidding on the offshore wind project.
Vineyard Wind
Hywind uses a ballasted catenary layout with three mooring cables with 60 tonne weights hanging from...
Hywind uses a ballasted catenary layout with three mooring cables with 60 tonne weights hanging from the midpoint of each anchor cable to provide additional tension.
Equinor/Odd Henning Gilje/NSG
The Brave Tern jack-up vessel was used to install wind turbines at the Block Island Wind Farm.
The Brave Tern jack-up vessel was used to install wind turbines at the Block Island Wind Farm.
Fred Olsen Windcarrier
Fred Olsen Windcarrier s Brave Term  jack-up vessel was used in the construction of the Block Island...
Fred Olsen Windcarrier's Brave Term jack-up vessel was used in the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm.
Fred Olsen Windcarrier
Britain accounted for more than half of the new offshore wind power capacity built in Europe last ye...
Britain accounted for more than half of the new offshore wind power capacity built in Europe last year, as the sector broke installation records across the continent.
WindEurope
Jackup barges being used to dismantle a ship that was wrecked at sea.
Jackup barges being used to dismantle a ship that was wrecked at sea.
Dbrouse