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Europe leads growing market in offshore wind power


Offshore capacity on the rise despite high costs of installation.

The United Kingdom has approved plans for the world’s largest offshore wind farm: up to 300 turbines with a capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts in the North Sea.

The country already leads the way in offshore wind power, accounting for 40% of the world’s 12 gigawatts of installed capacity. Germany follows …

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For the Cost of an Iphone, You Can Buy a Wind Turbine to Power a Home

Living Outdoor

Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily Soon after assuming office, Kerala (southern state of India) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan kicked up a storm by publicly supporting the Athirappilly hydro electric project, which environmentalists said, if implemented, would create ecologic imbalance in the area and destroy …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: Mid-year Stocktake

Renewable Energy World

The Global Wind Energy Council published some incredible numbers for the global wind market in February this year, the global cumulative installed capacity reaching 433 GW at the end of 2015.

Last year marked an unprecedented year for the wind industry with annual installations crossing the 60 GW mark for the …

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Portugal produces 44.8 GWh renewable power on August 1

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Portugal’s renewable power output on August 1, excluding large hydro, declined to 44.8 GWh from 45.2 GWh in the previous day, statistics by power utility Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN) show.

The wind power output for the day stood at 20.1 GWh, marking a 15.90% drop. It peaked at 1,366.0 MW.

Solar photovoltaics produced 3.1 GWh, compared to 3.0 GWh on July …

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Offshore Wind Industry Gets ‘Off The Ground’ In America

Seeking Alpha

Harnessing energy from the wind dates back to sometime around 5,000 B.C.E. when sails were used to propel boats along the Nile River. Windmills began pumping water in China in 200 B.C.E., and were used to grind grain in Persia.

Windmills have served many purposes as an energy source. In Holland they mainly pumped …

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Great Wind Energy Deals Are Swaying Major Players


In search of low-cost, fixed-rate electricity, great wind energy deals are swaying Fortune 500 companies and other major players to throw their money “into the wind.”

Signing contracts for over 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, big brands, high-tech companies, and other non-utility customers represented 52 percent of wind energy generating capacity in 2015.

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Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Planned in New York Waters


The Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a 90 megawatt wind farm off the coast of New York that would become the largest in the U.S. when completed.

Deepwater Wind LLC was selected to install 15 offshore turbines about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Montauk for a project that the utility’s board expects to approve at a meeting on …

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TPI Composites – A Wind Energy Stock


Solar energy seems to dominate the headlines as the “clean energy source” which investors stand to benefit the most from. While solar has taken a hit lately, clean energy promises to be the way forward and arguably may be contributing to the utter demise of the coal industry lately. While solar continues to sound promising, we’ve often wondered about wind …

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Forward says 5-MW turbine approaches Fukushima floating wind site


July 5 (SeeNews) – The third piece of the Fukushima Forward floating offshore wind farm demonstrator is travelling to the project site off the Japanese coast, said the consortium developing the scheme.

The 5-MW Hitachi HTW 5.0-126 wind turbine, mounted on a floating platform, left Sumoto port on July 2 and is expected to arrive at the project site off the …

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Indian offshore wind in sharper focus as FOWIND scrutinises supply chain

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The early outlines of a future Indian offshore wind sector are in sharper focus thanks to a comprehensive study of how the nation’s ports and supply chain infrastructure could support commercial-scale turbine deployment in its seas.

The strengths, weaknesses and future potential of India’s infrastructure are tackled in the latest report from FOWIND – a high-level international consortium led by …

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