Windfloat gets space extention in Portugal.

Windfloat gets space extention in Portugal.

The Portuguese government is to extend the pilot area for oceanic renewable energies from Tuesday, in order to make the development of the Windfloat wind energy project off Viana do Castelo viable. WindFloat is a floating foundation for offshore wind turbines with a simple, economic and patented design. The innovative features of the WindFloat dampen wave and turbine […]

Offshore Wind Consultants to provide an offshore construction readiness assessment for the ScottishPower Renewables.

Offshore Wind Consultants to provide an offshore construction readiness assessment for the ScottishPower Renewables.

Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC) has been tasked to provide an offshore construction readiness assessment for the ScottishPower Renewable East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. OWC, part of Oslo-listed energy consultancy group Aqualis ASA, will conduct an offshore readiness assessment to ensure the project is ready to complete the offshore works in an efficient and safe […]

Infinity Renewables acquired by Engie.

Infinity Renewables acquired by Engie.

ENGIE North America Inc. today announced it has acquired Infinity Renewables, a leading developer of utility-scale wind projects in the United States. The acquisition includes more than 8,000 MW of projects in various stages of development. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Infinity Renewables’ experienced team, along with its funding and development partner MAP® Renewable Energy, […]

Taiwan encourages insurance funds to invest in wind and solar.

Taiwan encourages insurance funds to invest in wind and solar.

The Taiwan government is encouraging the country’s insurance companies to tap into their NT$23 trillion (US$767 billion) in insurance funds to help support national infrastructure and development projects. At the top of the list is the green energy portion of the government’s “5+2” key innovative industry program. With the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) committed […]

Iberdrola to invest $39.4 billion by 2022 on networks and renewables.

Iberdrola to invest $39.4 billion by 2022 on networks and renewables.

Iberdrola will invest €32 billion over the period between 2018-2022, setting solid foundations for sustainable growth in the next decade. More than 90% of total amount will be allocated to regulated activities or long-term contracts, in line with the group’s strategy of investing in businesses with stable and predictable returns. Thus, €15.5 billion (nearly 50% […]

Vestas secures 50 MW order in the U.S.

Vestas secures 50 MW order in the U.S.

Vestas has received an order for 50 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. The order adds to the more than 900 MW of announced V136-3.45 MW orders in the U.S., since receiving the first order in October 2017. The turbines will all be manufactured at Vestas’ four Colorado factories […]

Danish researchers explore energy storage options for wind.

Danish researchers explore energy storage options for wind.

The Technical University of Denmark has tested the ability of electrolysis cells to store power generated by wind turbines at a wind farm on the Danish island of Bornholm. Electrolysis cells use electricity to split for example water molecules (H20) to hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). This way, excess electicity from rewnewable energy sources such […]

Mean Moor becomes the first wind farm in the UK to transfer to community ownership.

Mean Moor becomes the first wind farm in the UK to transfer to community ownership.

The small, three-turbine wind farm at Mean Moor in Cumbria has been purchased outright from a commercial developer by three renewable energy cooperatives – the first wind farm in the UK to become 100 percent community owned. Over 400 members of three renewable energy cooperatives – Energy Prospects, High Winds and Baywind – raised £2.8 million […]