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  • 10 November 2014

    Ocean energy test sites spanning Europe, Asia, and North America have committed to coordinate procedures and standards to ensure consistency in testing marine energy converters across the globe. Bringing together operational and planned test sites from around the world for the second time, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Fundy Ocean Research Centre […]

  • 19 October 2011

    While the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and the recession had a strong impact on the wind energy industry in terms of new installations, the sector has continued to mature. Wind power now accounts for the majority of the world’s installed capacity of non-hydropower renewable energy generation, and most people in the energy industry have come […]

  • 22 May 2012

    Seawork 2012 opens today, celebrating its 15th year, the show is now truly international with exhibitors from all over the world taking advantage of the special benefits it offers. Countries represented at this year’s event include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    This week, SgurrEnergy announced the opening of two new international offices, bringing its total number of global offices to nine. With headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, these recent developments see the company’s reach extend to Norway and Brazil with plans for further growth in Germany in 2013. This comes just weeks after a double win for […]

  • 19 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Group reconfirms its leadership in supporting the development of smarter and greener power grids as the recent activities and achievements in the renewable energy sector demonstrate. Prysmian, one of the leading worldwide players in the energy and telecommunication cables industry, will play a major role at GRIDS 2010, two-day conference and exhibition organised by […]

  • 27 October 2011

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has achieved a significant milestone in the deployment of tidal energy technology with confirmation that its prototype tidal turbine, located subsea off the Orkney Islands, Scotland​, has successfully generated and fed over 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electrical power into the national grid. Harnessing the reliable and predictable energy […]

  • 22 December 2011

     In order to manage wind generation in its real-time and day-ahead markets, the system operator for the New England area of the U.S., ISO New England Inc., has awarded GL Garrad Hassan a two-year contract to provide wind power forecasting services to all wind in the ISO’s footprint, including generation within the states of Connecticut, […]

  • 24 December 2012

    Demand for access to wave and tidal test sites at the European Marine Energy Centre has never been higher as the pioneering Orkney based facility gears up for its tenth anniversary year. All 14 of EMEC’s test berths – at its Billia Croo and Fall of Warness wave and tidal sites – are now contracted […]

  • 7 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Suzlon has installed over 15,000 MW of wind power capacity in 25 countries, established operations across 32 countries, with a workforce of over 13,000 personnel. Group orderbook rises to record US$ 7.3 bn; increase of 35 per cent. Group revenues of Rs. 4,433 cr. (US$ 968 mn). EBITDA of Rs. 182 cr. (US$ 40 mn); […]

  • 17 April 2015
    R&D, Technology

    A subsea cable laid from the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Bay this week marks a major milestone in the development of Ireland’s national marine research and development infrastructure. The four kilometre cable, and a frame to which sensors and monitoring equipment will be attached is part of the development of an ocean observatory in […]

  • 29 June 2012

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S has appointed Jean-Marc Lechêne, age 53, as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) with the responsibility for Vestas’ manufacturing and sourcing. Jean-Marc Lechêne’s main task will be to ensure the cost out process on key technologies in close collaboration with Vestas’ R&D unit, Vestas Turbines R&D. Jean-Marc Lechêne will become a member […]

  • 25 February 2015
    R&D

    RenewableUK is highlighting a new study which calls for a fresh approach by the UK Government and devolved administrations to the way funding is allocated to the wave and tidal energy sector, to ensure the industry realises its enormous potential. The report “Capitalising on Capability” by the Marine Energy Programme Board, which advises the Government […]

  • 24 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    International energy services company Wood Group has acquired a significant equity stake in leading renewable energy services consultancy SgurrEnergy Ltd. (“SgurrEnergy”). SgurrEnergy provides a range of consultancy, engineering and measurement services to the developers and funders of wind farms and other renewable energy projects. The company employs around 100 people mainly based in its Glasgow […]

  • 13 October 2010
    R&D

    Vestas Towers America, Inc., today announced the grand opening of the world’s largest wind tower manufacturing plant. The new Pueblo, Colorado facility features nearly 13 million square feet of space and eight miles of on-site railway tracks for the transport of materials and finished tower components. The opening of Vestas Towers gives Vestas, a global […]

  • 19 July 2013

      Energy generated from wind is now an integral part of the power supply for all major economies and it is composites that form the rotor and capture the wind. The blades have grown in length to over 70 metres as the market matures and moves offshore. All aspects of this vital windmill component are […]

  • 3 November 2011

      Wind is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world. From an emerging fuel source 20 years ago, wind energy has grown to become a commercial electricity generating technology in over 87 countries. Developments in technology have paved the way for more effective and reliable equipment and machinery, which has led to […]

  • 22 October 2013

    The world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine is now standing at Energy Park Fife. The Samsung Heavy Industries prototype offshore turbine is due to become operational later this year. The structure is situated 50 metres offshore in the Firth of Forth and the tip of its blades stretch 196 metres above the sea. […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Wind energy can create economic activity and jobs, while saving money – that’s one of the conclusions Christian Kjaer, CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), reaches in an opinion article published today in advance of the beginning of the European Council informal growth summit. Kjaer also said in the Windpower Monthly article that […]

  • 11 February 2011
    Technology

    Nova Scotia’s bid to become a North American leader in the development, supply and support of tidal energy projects took another step forward today with the announcement that an international consortium will test one of the world’s largest tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy’s aggressive marine environment. Atlantis Resources Corporation, a world-leading tidal technology […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    THE European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Scotland’s world-leading marine and tidal energy development facility, today (Wednesday, May 23) announces a major collaboration with Oregon Wave Energy Trust and its partner, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Centre (NNMREC). EMEC will deliver advice and support on the design, set up and operation for the NNMREC Pacific Marine […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    ACCIONA obtained a net profit of 314 million euros in 9M 2011, tripling the 101 million euros reported in the same period of 2010. Group EBITDA amounted to 934 million euros, a 14.8% increase vs. 9M 2010 and revenues grew 5% to 4,796 million euros. EBITDA growth was mainly due to the positive performance of […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Authorities, Technology

    New hydrokinetic energy technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the energy from ocean waves, tides, and river currents are advancing toward commercial development in the United States. They are not expected to add major power supplies anytime soon, but federal regulators this year approved licenses for two hydrokinetic energy projects to produce electricity from wave […]

  • 24 April 2013

    All-Energy 2013, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference opens in Aberdeen four weeks’ today on Wednesday 22 May. The two-day event, the largest in its 13-show history, has some 580 exhibitors filling 8,000m2 (net) at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC); over 320 speakers from home and overseas in the world-class multi-stream […]

  • 12 November 2010

    Woodward Governor Company (NASDAQ: WGOV) today announced that it signed a multi-year agreement with REpower Systems AG, Germany that will substantially increase deliveries of Woodward wind power converters to REpower. As a result of this agreement, Woodward will extend its key supplier relationship to cover REpower’s full wind turbine portfolio, including onshore and offshore turbines. […]

  • 8 November 2010

    The wind farm developer, PNE WIND AG, continued on its successful course during the first nine months of the 2010 financial year. The company was able to increase the operating result (EBIT), the definitive key value for the wind farm project developer, to 7.9 million euros after having posted an EBIT of 5.1 million euros […]

  • 25 May 2011

      A new book from the International Energy Agency (IEA),Harnessing Variable Renewables: a Guide to the Balancing Challenge, presents a novel method of assessing the resources needed to balance supply and demand in power systems with large shares of ‘variable’ renewables, such as solar photovoltaic, wind and tidal energy. The report, which features case studies […]