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  • 15 January 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Maurizio Collu from Cranfield University, UK, and Michael Borg from Technical University of Denmark have published a paper on horizontal and vertical axis offshore wind turbines, advocating the latter as more cost effective option.  The authors state that it is time to look at alternatives in wind turbine design, considering that more and more offshore wind projects are […]

  • 28 February 2011

    Vertical axis wind turbines could provide a credible alternative to traditional horizontal offshore turbines in some circumstances, according to a project commissioned by the Energy Technologies Institute. The £2.8m Nova project, a UK-based consortia of Wind Power Limited, OTM Consulting, Cranfield University, , the University of Strathclyde, Sheffield University, James Ingram & Associates, CEFAS and […]

  • 23 May 2018

    Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl has begun a research project with Chalmers and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) aiming to investigate how to best design vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) to be as robust as possible.

  • 18 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    A model of a floating gyro stabilized Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) for offshore and near-shore applications, which is called Gwind, will be tested in the harbor of Stavanger this autumn, according to the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE). The project is managed by TTO office Prekubator, while CMR Prototech and the University […]

  • 31 October 2012

    Euskalforging Group has won the contract to supply the 3 connecting flanges for the prototype of NENUPHAR floating foundation, an innovative offshore wind mill. Nenuphar has developed its own architecture of vertical axis wind turbine as well as a technology of blade manufacturing and has patented a concept of floating wind farm. This innovative solution […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Tocardo Tidal Turbines has acquired Royal IHC’s tidal division, which is a new step in the expansion of Tocardo’s operations in the Netherlands and internationally. “The acquisition of IHC Tidal Energy is a welcome addition to the product range of Tocardo and offers us additional opportunities to perform tidal energy projects around the world,” said […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Consortium made of Nénuphar, Technip and renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles is seeking a contractor for a job on its floating vertical-axis turbine. Vertiwind is an innovative Floating Vertical axis offshore turbine developed to produce in sea conditions. The turbine system has been developed by Nenuphar in France, and the floaters are shaped by […]

  • 18 October 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The larger scale of offshore wind turbines and improved materials indicate that the vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) designs may have certain advantages and benefits for floating offshore wind energy installations, a new study by Sandia National Laboratories has found.

  • 20 December 2011

      SeaTwirl has created a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) that is both direct-drive and stores energy using seawater. It also uses water as…   ( cleantechnica ) [mappress] Source: cleantechnica, December 20, 2011; Image: seatwirl

  • 31 July 2012

    Sandia National Laboratories’ wind energy researchers are re-evaluating vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) to help solve some of the problems of generating energy from offshore breezes. Though VAWTs have been around since the earliest days of wind energy research at Sandia and elsewhere, VAWT architecture could transform offshore wind technology. The economics of offshore windpower […]

  • 2 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Gwind, the floating gyro stabilized Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) for offshore and near-shore applications, was launched this week in the Stavanger Harbor area, Klasaskjer. The project is managed by TTO office Prekubator, while CMR Prototech and the University of Stavanger are partners in executing the project. Check out this video of Gwind’s sea launch: […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    A renewable energy system which simultaneously utilizes wind, wave, and solar energy is being developed in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Josip Bilic, an innovator who aims at building a cost-effective device that can produce energy from more than one source.   Device Using Multiple Renewable Energy Sources (DUMRES) is based on a synergy between the […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl with a patent for its dynamic floating wind turbine.

  • 11 March 2013
    R&D, Technology

    MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) is in the closing stages of testing a vertical floating wind turbine concept for the Deepwind Consortium, led by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Vertical floating wind turbines are considered to be the next step in development of offshore wind energy. Floating wind turbines allow wind energy generation in […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    SeaTwirl AB has announced that it has a new board member added to its team.  Katarina Frotjold has previous experience from the automotive industry as well as the wind industry and has been involved in several interesting wind projects before. She has great compassion in wind projects and especially vertical axis wind turbines. Katarina will bring the team […]

  • 21 January 2014

    A rotating cylindrical float (spar buoy) is the turbine shaft of vertical axis wind turbine. Because the weight of rotor is directly supported by buoyancy, the concept is suitable for huge floating offshore wind turbine. The name of the concept is Floating Axis Wind Turbine (FAWT). The video shows the preliminary model experiment of a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 January 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    East Anglia Offshore Wind has started remedial works on the East Anglia One ZE and East Anglia One 1B Met Mast, according to KIS-ORCA. The works have been performed from a Crew Transfer vessel since the 5th January, and will consist of the installation of 4 vertical axis wind turbines, one on the mast platform and three on the […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Nenuphar SA, a Lille-based company, has secured €15 million of funding in an equity round. The transaction has attracted participation of new investors, Areva S.A. and FCPR Ecotechnologies and an existing investor, IDInvest Partners. Each partner will individually invest €5 million in the transaction. Nenuphar was founded in 2006 with the objective to design a […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    China’s HZ Windpower has received an approval from Ministry of Science and Technology of Chongqing Municipal for its marine power study. According to the company, the study has covered the key technology and model test of marine current power generation. It includes the working principal of marine current generator and its development road map, the […]

  • 26 February 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Service robots, drones, automated motherships and 40-rotor turbines could become the norm for offshore wind farms by 2050, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult predicts.

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    French shipyard CMN situated in the Port of Cherbourg and turbine developer  HydroQuest have signed a partnership agreement on turbine construction. This step follows the call for expression of interest for the French pilot tidal farms, to which the two companies will jointly apply. The announcement was made at the “Thetis EMR” International Convention on […]

  • 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, […]

  • 7 October 2015

    A collaborative effort between Instream Energy Systems Corp. of Canada and IT Power Consulting Ltd. of the UK has been approved for financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and been awarded the EUREKA label. Instream Energy Systems, a Canadian hydrokinetic technology company, will work in collaboration with […]

  • 4 February 2011

    Wind turbines attached to floating buoys can harness stronger, more sustained winds in the open ocean. But the floats now used for such… By Phil McKenna (technologyreview) [mappress] Source: technologyreview, February 04, 2011

  • 19 August 2010

    The Danish National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Risø DTU, has been granted DKK 20 million from the EU to develop an offshore Darrieus… (denmark) [mappress] Source: denmark, August 19, 2010;