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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD 650,000 to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two floating wind demonstration and testing projects.
The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will carry out a new survey to examine the feasibility of various potential offshore renewable energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico, primarily offshore wind.
The US state of Oregon's gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by USD 9.9 billion through a cumulative installation of 5,500 megawatts (MW) of floating wind capacity between 2020 and 2050, according to a report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) commissioned NREL to analyze two hypothetical, large-scale deployment […]
The construction of floating offshore wind farms in California over the near- to long-term could contribute to economic development in the US West Coast state, especially if significant portions of equipment and services were procured locally, according to a report by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The report, Floating Offshore Wind in California: Gross […]
Several researchers at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)—Walt Musial, Aaron Smith, and Tyler Stehly—released the 2014–2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report, which shows strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market, including the start of construction for the Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind […]
A recent study performed by the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is helping Norway-based Statoil prepare for the installation of what has the potential to be the world’s first multi-turbine floating offshore array. Statoil deployed the first spar-based system called Hywind Demo in 2009, which is still operating […]
Dr. Dan E. Arvizu has announced that he intends to retire at the end of September from his role as the Director and Chief Executive of the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Arvizu also expects to retire as President of Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, at the end of […]
The New England Marine Renewable Energy Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MREC) announced that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The three-year agreement creates a partnership to advance research and development of renewable energy captured from ocean waves, tidal […]
Sway continues the co-operation with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of Colorado, USA. Early June, NREL re-installed scientific wind, wave and motion measurement equipment on the Sway prototype. This will greatly enhance the value of the Sway testing, and will provide accurate measurement to verify not only the Sway concept, but can also be used […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ECN signed a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) to strengthen their collaboration in the field of wind energy research. This CRADA strengthens the partnership between the two R&D centers and is based on a long standing cooperation in wind energy research that dates […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Gamesa Technology Corp., Inc. will study and test a variety of components and systems that will guide development of the next generation of wind turbines designed specifically for the U.S. marketplace. The public-private partnership expects to focus on innovations that will enhance the capabilities […]
A new geospatial application developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) allows users to easily and accurately map potential renewable energy resources in the United States. “Ease of use and breadth of data make RE Atlas an excellent tool for policymakers, planners, energy developers, and others who need to better […]
Zoomable and draggable like a Google map, with potentially prime locations for various clean energy technologies delineated in gradations of... by Jeanne Roberts ( energyboom ) [mappress] Source: energyboom , January 10, 2012 ;
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of Colorado, USA, is currently installing scientific wind, wave and motion measurement equipment on the Sway prototype under a collaboration agreement. This will greatly enhance the value of the Sway testing, and will provide accurate measurement to verify not only the Sway concept, but can also be used to verify […]
Six engineers from Narec’s offshore wind and marine renewable teams will spend this week at the The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Boulder, Colorado. Invited by NREL, as part of a Crada research agreement between the two centres to share resources and experiences in the development of future wind energy test facilities, Narec engineers […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces the release of a new report that assesses the electricity generating potential of offshore wind resources in the United States. According to the Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United StatesPDF, 4,150 gigawatts of potential wind turbine nameplate capacity (maximum turbine capacity) […]
Markets Outlook: Business Network for Offshore Wind National offshore wind target The U.S. Department of Energy’s Offshore Wind Technologies Market Update has reported that the current U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is estimated at 25,464MW, with 14,585MW under exclusive site control by developers. The United States does not have a federal energy policy with goals for offshore wind, but the […]
Guidance Marine, part of the Wärtsilä group, has developed a new version of its targetless laser sensor which is specially designed for use on wind farm Service Operation Vessels (SOVs).
The U.S. State of California's Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Senate Bill No. 100 into law, committing to achieve the 100% renewable energy target by the end of 2045.
As of June 2018, the offshore wind project development pipeline in the United States includes 25,464MW of planned generating capacity, with projects totalling 2,000MW expected to commence commercial operation by 2023, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The Business Network for Offshore Wind has partnered with New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland in the United States to help them develop offshore wind projects.
Principle Power and Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a floating wind project offshore Humboldt County, California, U.S.
An initiative to create offshore wind standards in the U.S. has been launched by key leaders of the American industry, as the country prepares for the imminent development of large scale offshore wind energy projects.
As of June 2017, the U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline includes 24,135MW of potential installed capacity, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Although Europe has experience and knowledge in O&M of offshore wind farms, the O&M strategies employed in Europe cannot be copied one-on-one in the U.S. or Asia, a recent study carried out by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows.
New Bedford Wind Energy Center today (12 May) published an article on the status of offshore wind energy in the United States, saying that the administration of President Donald Trump, who advocated oil and gas exploration and resurrection of the coal industry throughout the presidential election process, is not likely to stop the growth of the offshore wind industry in the U.S.