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  • 1 March 2016
    R&D

    GE’s electrical engineer Naresh Acharya is working on a system that could one day help utilities predict the amount electricity generated by inherently unpredictable renewable resources like wind and sun, and send as much of it as possible over the grid to consumers. Acharya is using software to predict and balance the electricity generated by renewables and […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy research and development projects from America’s top innovators […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The US Department of Energy has announced up to USD 28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines using the discipline of control co-design (CCD). Floating wind turbines are currently designed to be large and heavy to replicate more familiar onshore wind […]

  • 30 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    GE Global Research has been awarded USD 2.8 million through the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which will go towards design and development of optimized controls for a lightweight 12MW floating offshore wind turbine. ARPA-E funding was provided by their newest program, Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and […]

  • 10 October 2019
    R&D

    The U.S. Department of Energy has allocated a circa USD 1.3 million grant to Rutgers University to develop a software for the design of floating offshore wind turbines. The university’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering secured the funding through ARPA-E’s  Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) program. According to Rutgers University, Assistant Professor Onur Bilgen […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded USD 5.7 million in new funding to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for its activities in the field of floating offshore wind turbines. NREL will work as the prime contractor on three projects within ARPA-E’s Aerodynamic Turbines Lighter and Afloat with Nautical Technologies and Integrated […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has set aside over USD 8 million for two offshore wind-related projects. USD 3.57 million will go to a team led by the University of Virginia for the design of a 50 MW wind turbine featuring downwind morphing, expected to reduce blade loads and allow ultralight segmented blades. They will […]

  • 23 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    The University of Maine has been awarded nearly USD 1.4 million from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program to design an ultra-lightweight, corrosion-resistant, concrete floating offshore wind turbine. The floating turbine will be equipped with NASA motion mitigation technology originally developed to reduce vibrations in rockets. “With this funding, we plan […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Makani Power recently announced that it is being acquired by Google. The Makani Airborne Wind Turbine is a tethered wing that generates power by flying in large circles where the wind is stronger and more consistent. It eliminates 90% of the material used in conventional wind turbines, and can access winds both at higher altitudes […]

  • 20 March 2014
    R&D, Technology

    A research group at Brown is working on a solution to gather tidal energy in shallow water, where the ebb and flow move fastest and the energy potential is highest. Led by Shreyas Mandre, assistant professor of engineering, the group is developing a hydrofoil — a water wing — as a means to harvest tidal […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the University of Texas at Dallas with a USD 3.3 million grant for its vertical axis floating offshore wind turbine. The award is part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and will be used for designing and building the turbine prototype. Designed by Dr. Todd Griffith, […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s final budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 includes a request for USD 7.7 billion in discretionary funding for clean energy research and development across 12 governmental agencies, an increase of about 20 percent compared to the previous year. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget reaffirms the country’s commitment to […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    A US-based team of scientists plans to use a USD 3.56 million grant to develop wind turbines able to protect themselves in severe weather by folding in their rotor blades like palm trees in a hurricane. The team, led by Professor Eric Loth, Chair of the University of Virginia’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will spend the three-year grant […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    A consortium of partners led by Principle Power has been awarded a USD 3.6 million grant from the U.S Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop, validate and operate DIGIFLOAT, the world’s first digital twin software tailored to floating offshore wind applications. This digital twin model will be a real-time, high-fidelity numerical […]

  • 4 March 2019

    We are bringing you a list of ten of our most read articles for the month of February. 15 Injured After CTV Collides with Cargo Ship Off Rügen All 15 people aboard the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Bora were injured after the CTV collided with a cargo ship several nautical miles northeast of the […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Orkney’s Head of Operations at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been appointed as the agency’s new Area Manager for the islands, and is taking up the role in the new year. Graeme Harrison came to the islands in 1984, while he was working for the Royal Bank of Scotland. He has been with HIE […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation of 30 Marine Protected Areas. Sites will protect a range of habitats and species including flameshell beds, feather stars, the common skate and ocean quahog, a large mollusc which can live for centuries. They will also protect sandeels – a small fish […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold an auction sale for the New Jersey offshore wind lease area today, offering approx. 344,000 acres for commercial wind energy leasing. The area will be auctioned as two leases: South Lease Area, covering 160,480 acres, and North Lease Area, which consists of 183,353 acres. The lease area has an offshore […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal has designated four areas for the development of pilot wind farms comprising floating turbines in three different regions: Brittany, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The sites selected as the most favorable are off the island of Groix, the town of Gruissan, Faraman lighthouse, and the ponds of Leucate. A call for floating wind farm pilot projects […]

  • 22 January 2012

    Four enterprise areas are to be created in Scotland with an emphasis on some of our most dynamic industries with the greatest potential to create new employment opportunities, stimulate private investment and boost economic growth. Finance Secretary John Swinney announced the 14 sites on a visit to GlaxoSmithKline in Irvine, which will form part of […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Authorities

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is today submitting proposals to potentially open two areas for offshore wind development, and is seeking input on whether to open a third area. The two areas that the ministry plans to open for offshore wind development are Utsira Nord and Sandskallen-Sørøya Nord. Utsira Nord lies west of Utsira […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, R&D

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) is launching the second round of preliminary investigations of offshore wind farm sites on Friday, 1 February. The second round of investigations will cover three areas in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The three areas will feature […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Grid Connection

    A new study commissioned by German wind energy industry has revealed considerable acceleration and cost reduction potential in the offshore HVDC grid connection field and has proposed an improved network utilization for short-term elimination of bottlenecks on land.  According to the analysis, there is potential for acceleration of 8 to 14 months in the tendering and contracting […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Authorities

    The Japanese government has designated eleven areas as potentially suitable for the development of offshore wind farms. The areas have been identified jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the Port Authority of Japan. Four areas lie offshore Akita prefecture: Noshiro (Mitane and […]

  • 17 June 2015

    The FOWIND Consortium has released pre-feasibility reports (PFRs) for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. The reports identify key offshore areas where detailed wind resource assessment should take place off the coasts of the two states. “This is a key first step in identifying sites for offshore wind development, and we are pleased […]

  • 20 December 2012

    PROMOTING the region’s positive features is vital in attracting new business connected with renewable energy, according to a sponsor of a green awards event. George Baker, managing director of East Yorkshire-based KRL Group Ltd, said the “time has come” for the Hull and Humber area to be better at showcasing its qualities. Mr Baker said […]