E.On aims higher at Benbrack.

The developer of the Benbrack wind farm, which was given Scottish Government approval last year, is now looking to increase the height of the turbines. The maximum blade height for the consented development is 130m (425ft); now the company want to increase the height to 149.5m (490ft) for 16 of the 18 turbines and 132m […]

Offshore wind project Arkona: First turbine installed.

With the start of the last construction phase, the offshore wind project Arkona enters the home stretch. After only ten months of construction, the first of 60 wind turbines was successfully installed off the coast of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea. E.ON and Equinor’s joint project is still ahead of schedule. The turbines consist […]

Germany produces enough renewable energy in six months to power country’s households for an entire year.

Germany produces enough renewable energy in six months to power country’s households for an entire year.

Germany produced enough renewable energy in the first half of 2018 to power every household in the country for a year. The nation’s combined wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric power output hit a record 104 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) between January and the end of June, according to energy firm E.On. The figure is 9.5 […]

Shell signs up to offshore wind research consortium.

Shell signs up to offshore wind research consortium.

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme aims to cut the cost of the renewable energy source. Shell, oil and gas giant, has joined the collaborative programme to help further research and development into offshore wind energy and reduce the costs associated with the renewable energy resource. The consortium, which currently includes firms such as E.ON, […]

Rampion Operations and Maintenance base officially opens.

Rampion’s Operations and Maintenance base, located at Newhaven Port’s East Quay within the Newhaven Enterprise Zone was officially opened today by Maria Caulfield MP for Lewes. The modern energy efficient facility will be home to the 60-strong operations and maintenance team tasked with the efficient running of the south coast’s first offshore wind farm. Through […]

E.ON acquires wind energy project company Vortex.

E.ON acquires wind energy project company Vortex.

E.ON wants to produce more wind energy in Germany. To implement this strategy, E.ON Climate & Renewables is now taking over the German activities of Kassel-based Vortex Energy. Vortex has been developing, realising and operating onshore wind farms in Germany since 2004. The project pipeline includes wind farms with a total volume of 300 megawatts […]

Innovation key to unlock a multi-gigawatt pipeline for global floating wind market.

A new report released from the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (Floating Wind JIP) outlines the key technology challenges and priority innovation needs for the sector to reach cost parity with other energy technologies. Despite only 50 MW of floating wind power being installed globally, the nascent sector is already gearing up for large-scale commercial […]

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