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14 July 2010 R&D

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory last month published the most comprehensive study to date of the country’s offshore wind resource. The study, Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States, compiles data on Hawaii and much of the lower 48 continguous states. In most situations, mapping was conducted up to 50 nautical miles […]

12 April 2019 Industry Contribution

The Dutch government has introduced the ‘Roadmap to wind energy at sea 2030’ (‘Routekaart windenergie op zee 2030’, source: Rijksoverheid.nl) which states where new offshore wind farms can be developed. New to be developed offshore wind farms that should generate 7.000 MW of electricity. However, is the emerging offshore wind industry ready for this major […]

14 March 2019 Business & Finance, Environment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million […]

11 September 2018 Authorities

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.

12 May 2017 Business & Finance

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.

18 November 2016

Following Japan s 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government decided to move away from largely nuclear power and carbon-based energy toward clean renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Offshore wind energy will play a great role in this transition. Last year alone Germany connected 2,282.4MW of new offshore wind power capacity representing 75.4 […]

14 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of California held the inaugural meeting of the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force in Sacramento on 13 October. The inaugural meeting established a common set of themes and objectives the task force will use to guide future collaboration and consultation among its members. The […]

14 September 2016 R&D

The cost of producing electricity via wind power is expected to fall 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, according to a new survey which covered three wind power applications: onshore wind, fixed-bottom offshore wind, and floating offshore wind. Cost reductions are anticipated as a function of continued advancements in wind energy technology. The findings […]

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 […]

21 October 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese organisations based in Qingdao to support the development of a marine energy test site in the area. Scottish-based EMEC and the University of Edinburgh signed the MoU alongside the Ocean University of China (OUC), Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology […]

14 August 2015 R&D

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), in collaboration with the Polytechnic Univeristy of Turin, has developed PEWEC (Pendulum Wave Energy Converter). PEWEC has been studied specifically for the Italian coast waves, characterized by mild intensity, small size and high-frequency. It’s a floating, raft-resembling device, to be positioned offshore, relaying on […]

22 July 2015

With members from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the US Department of Energy-funded wave energy converter (WEC) modeling team won the Center for Ocean Energy Research (COER) Hydrodynamic Modeling Competition. Through the competition, researchers were challenged to predict the dynamic motion of a floating body in an irregular wave […]

6 May 2015 R&D, Technology

Blake Boren, a PhD student from Oregon State University’s Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), advised by Dr. Belinda Batten (NNMREC Director), has begun testing his‪ wave energy converter prototype at the O. H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (HWRL) in coordination with Pedro Lomónaco (HWRL Director).   According to NNMREC, the device is a vertical axis pendulum based wave energy […]

20 April 2015

In our first edition of 2015 you could read all about the developments regarding renewable energy. One point in matter that was not yet touched upon is how classification companies are involved in renewable energy. Maritime Holland speaks to DNV GL and ClassNK on their involvement. On 1 October 2014 classification society ClassNK announced they […]

13 March 2015

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy highlights how the growth of the U.S. wind industry could lead to even more highly skilled jobs in many categories. The Energy Department’s recently released Wind Vision Report analyzes a robust wind energy future and quantifies the environmental, social, economic benefits from wind through 2050. As […]

20 November 2014 R&D

As most renewable energy systems are located outdoors, sometimes in harsh conditions ranging from the extreme cold of Inner Mongolia, Scandinavia, Canada and North Dakota to the scorching hot deserts of the United States and Australia, critical attention must be paid to the suitability and robustness of equipment in such hostile environments. Mitigating the risk […]

30 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Enel Green Power (EGP) and DCNS have been selected by the Chilean government’s economic development organization CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción) to establish a groundbreaking global centre of Marine Energy R&D excellence in the country, named Marine Energy Research and Innovation Centre (MERIC). The Centre will be supported by a contribution of approximate 20 […]

27 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The U.S. Navy has committed to get half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. One element of that strategy will be looking to extract energy from tides, currents and waves. The University of Washington is helping to reach that goal with an $8 million, four-year contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering […]

17 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Research in the growing renewable energies sector has received a national boost with a $770,000 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant to develop modelling on the performance of wave energy farms. A collaborative project between Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian Maritime College will identify the impact of wave energy converters on each other […]

6 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) has announced it will no longer pursue its pilot tidal energy research project in Admiralty Inlet, west of Whidbey Island. “The PUD and its funding partners have worked for years to get regulatory clarity regarding the requirements and associated costs to enable a well-informed decision,” said PUD General Manager Steve […]

2 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Ricardo has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to administer a unique ocean Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prize challenge, aimed at helping to bring this important potential source of clean energy to commercial scale. Wave energy conversion is technology that uses the motion of ocean […]

7 August 2014 Authorities, R&D, Technology

The U.S. Energy Department has launched the second round of a coding competition to help industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices. This innovative challenge brings together experts in data, business, and energy from academia and the public and private sectors to move the […]

1 August 2014 Environment

Marine Scotland Science has published findings of a study looking at the behaviour of homeward migrating salmon in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. The study is part of a research programme, funded by the Scottish Government, which aims to identify and minimise any disruptions to wildlife as the marine renewable energy industry develops.Using coastal […]

18 July 2014 Authorities

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank have announced the proposed sale of leases for nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for commercial wind energy leasing. “Responsible offshore wind energy development has the potential to create jobs, expand our domestic clean energy resources, and strengthen […]

17 July 2014 R&D, Technology

On July 24th, in Charlotte, N.C., the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition will convene key stakeholders for a working session to discuss Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Data Collection in the Southeast. Experts from industry, national labs, and universities will explore wind energy resource assessment efforts related to coastal and offshore wind in the region, determine […]

2 July 2014 R&D, Technology

WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator) is an open source wave energy converter simulation tool being developed as a joint effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. The wave energy converter developers and researchers have informed that […]