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  • 4 April 2013
    R&D, Technology

    GE’s Power Conversion business has taken an important step in testing a viable way of producing large amounts of electricity from renewable resources using superconductors running at relatively high temperatures. The company has successfully completed trials of Hydrogenie, a power generator incorporating ground breaking technologies that enable highly efficient production of electricity in a small […]

  • 3 April 2013

    As offshore wind farms move further out to sea demands made on support vessels are changing significantly. Essex-based CTruk Boats has had its sights set on this development for some time and recently initiated the build of a 50 tonne payload support vessel, designed to meet the tougher requirements of the next phase. Powered by […]

  • 8 January 2013

    Eden Rose, one of Tidal Transit’s growing fleet of purpose designed vessels for use by companies involved in the planning, development, construction and operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms in the Greater Wash and the southern North Sea, made its maiden visit to the Outer Harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk on Sunday 6 […]

  • 22 November 2012
    Authorities, R&D

    Representatives of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a public meeting last week, where they discussed preferred options for offshore wind configurations for the area off the coast of the Vineyard. After BOEM released an environmental assessment and identified five different configurations for the area, its representatives said that the area about 12 […]

  • 31 October 2012

    The German Messe AG is organising an international trade fair for equipment, components and services for the wind energy within the HANNOVER MESSE from 8th to the 12th of April 2013. Last year, over 82 000 visitors were interested in this event where 241 companies exhibited. “Especially because of the increased awareness in the international […]

  • 26 October 2012

    Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Ltd expects to submit a planning application for a tidal power project in Swansea Bay next year, according to BBC. The company plans to build and operate a multimillion-pound tidal lagoon, which would generate enough electricity to supply 100,000 homes and have a lifespan of 100 years. The first attempts to […]

  • 18 October 2012

    While delivering the welcoming remarks at the International Conference on Ocean Energy in Dublin, Ireland, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie) announced that Halifax, Nova Scotia has been selected to host the next edition of this event in 2014. He also highlighted […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Energy is the lifeblood of the U.S. military. The various branches of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) combine to form the single largest consumer of energy in the world, surpassing the consumption totals of more than 100 nations. Driven by a combination of legislation, national and international policy, strategic imperatives, and operational requirements, clean […]

  • 12 September 2012

    Danotek, a leader in the development and manufacture of highly efficient and reliable permanent magnet (PM) generators and full power converter systems for the global wind energy market is part of a consortium selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance the next-generation designs of land-based and offshore wind turbine drivetrains, designs that […]

  • 28 August 2012

    HiDef has recently completed its 12 month long development and testing programme for its ‘next generation’ of imaging technologies. HiDef uses its patented technology to provide an aerial survey and mapping service to large scale infrastructure developers.  John Martin, Managing Director of HiDef, said “we couldn’t be more delighted with the development and testing phase […]

  • 21 August 2012

    Some of the leading companies, entrepreneurs and policy makers in the cleantech sector are among the headline speakers at nextgen, Britain’s fastest growing event showcasing emerging renewable energy technologies. Held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on 10-11 October, the speaker programme will feature dozens of presentations and topical panel discussions in six seminar theatres at […]

  • 10 August 2012

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy development, including renewable energy, the Department of the Interior announced yesterday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is taking important steps forward in the assessment of a proposed project to demonstrate floating offshore wind technology on the Outer Continental Shelf […]

  • 31 July 2012

    THE Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today ( 1 Aug) announced that the coast and seas from Dover to the River Dart in Devon will be the second area in England to benefit from marine planning. Marine plans will inform and guide marine users and regulators, managing the sustainable development of marine industries, such as […]

  • 24 July 2012

    The opening day of this year’s Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival (Saturday, July 28) will feature guest entertainers and extra activities as Scira Offshore Energy will use the occasion to thank local people for their support throughout the construction of the Sheringham Shoal project.  Guest performers from Cirque Bijou, including a polar bear, giant birds and windy people […]

  • 13 June 2012

    A new report launched today by the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force shows that the UK is on course to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind substantially over the next seven years. The report builds on detailed evidence in a study by The Crown Estate, also published today, to show how […]

  • 6 June 2012

    Speaking at the Offshore Wind China 2012 conference Li Jufeng, director of the China Renewable Energy Industries Association, said that the country must “evaluate” the results of its first offshore concession projects before issuing tenders for the next phase. “Officially, the first offshore concession projects still exist. But in reality, they have all ended,” said […]

  • 7 May 2012

    Gamesa, a global wind power technology leader, continues to make progress on the implementation of its offshore wind market strategy. The latest milestone is the decision to start the permitting process for the installation of its first offshore prototype, the G128-5.0 MW (50 Hz), at Arinaga Quay in Gran Canary Island (Canary Islands, Spain). Gamesa […]

  • 24 April 2012

    The joint DONG Energy and Siemens team will perform the operation and maintenance of the turbines for the next 25 years, and when all the turbines for Walney 2 have been handed over from Construction to Operations later this year, there will be 102 turbines in total. The dialogue has started regarding the Walney 2 […]

  • 19 April 2012

    PLANNING applications for a new £230 million Siemens wind turbine factory in Hull will go before councillors on May 9. Being jointly promoted by Associated British Ports and the German engineering giant, the scheme earmarked for Alexandra Dock in east Hull will be presented to Hull City Council’s planning committee next month. The five separate […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    A range of activities to generate economic and community development across the Highlands and Islands over the next three years is outlined in the latest Operating Plan published today [Wednesday 11 April, 2012] by the region’s development agency. Ambitious plans to roll out superfast broadband throughout the region, grow key economic sectors and address challenges […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    The latest research from Renewable UK, the leading renewable energy trade association in the UK, has revealed that approximately 10,000 jobs could be created in the wave and tidal industry within the next eight years. The study also highlighted the current dearth of talent in the renewable energy sector, with many employers struggling to find […]

  • 23 February 2012

    Latest study findings made by experts from the North Carolin Offshore Wind Coalition show that the earliest wind turbines might be seen constructed off the North Carolina coast only after five more years. Governor Ben Purdue’s office presented the key features of a report compiled by a 15-person panel over the course of several years […]

  • 16 January 2012

    One of the latest developments coming from Germany – Europe’s biggest economy – in relation to the renewable energy industry is news that the utility giant RWE has announced its plans to invest €5bn in both the UK and Poland. There is also to be an additional €1bn investment in offshore wind developments in the […]

  • 28 December 2011

    Tidal energy could be used to power homes in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark in the next 20 years. The French energy company, EDF, is trialling the first of four underwater turbines in the Bay of St Malo. If successful, it will pave the way for the world’s largest tidal energy station, capable of powering up […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Grid Connection

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it is taking the next steps in the review for a potential Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Transmission Line. Atlantic Grid Holdings LLC has requested a right-of-way grant to develop the Atlantic Wind Connection, a proposed high-voltage direct current transmission line that would collect power generated by offshore wind […]

  • 20 December 2011

    The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Eamon Gilmore T.D. and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mr. Owen Paterson M.P., today welcomed the announcement of the next stage of offshore wind and tidal energy development off the coast of Northern Ireland. This was made possible by the recent Memorandum of […]