offshore wind

Cape Wind Project Moves Forward With Siemens Wind Turbine Deal

Cape Wind Project Moves Forward With Siemens Wind Turbine Deal

The first offshore wind project in the United States moved a step closer to reality this week when Cape Wind Associates inked a deal with German wind turbine manufacturer Siemens to provide 3.5 megawatt

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Offshore Wind on Track for Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Growth

Offshore Wind on Track for Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Growth

Offshore wind power generation is on track for a seventh consecutive year of record growth with 1,080 megawatts going online worldwide in the first six months of 2013. Total wind energy capacity has

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Virginia Launches Auction for 2GW Offshore Wind Farm That Could Power 700,000 Homes

Virginia Launches Auction for 2GW Offshore Wind Farm That Could Power 700,000 Homes

Wind farm photo from Shutterstock Virginia could soon be generating clean, renewable electricity for its residents from an offshore wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean. On Wednesday morning, the U.S.

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World’s First Floating Wind-Current Turbine to be Installed Off Japanese Coast

World’s First Floating Wind-Current Turbine to be Installed Off Japanese Coast

Offshore wind farms and tidal energy facilities harness the power of the wind and the ocean - but why should we have separate turbines for each task? Offshore technology company Mitsui is developing a

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MIT Developing Floating Wind Turbines That Produce Power Even When There’s No Wind

MIT Developing Floating Wind Turbines That Produce Power Even When There’s No Wind

Critics of wind power keep coming back to the same old complaint: what happens when there's no wind? A new design from researchers at MIT could finally offer a solution to this renewable energy

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Global Wind Power Production to Break 300,000 MW This Year, Could Top 425,000 MW by 2015

Global Wind Power Production to Break 300,000 MW This Year, Could Top 425,000 MW by 2015

Photo via Shutterstock After reaching record levels of production in 2012, the world's wind power capacity is projected to grow to reach 300,000 MW by the end of 2013. With major projects announced in

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Construction to Finally Begin on the First Offshore Wind Farm in the United States

Construction to Finally Begin on the First Offshore Wind Farm in the United States

You may have heard of the Cape Wind project, the long-stalled renewable energy project that sparked a legal battle that went all the way to the Massachusetts Supreme Court. The project is in the news

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IEA Predicts 40 Percent World-Wide Increase of Renewable Energy Usage by 2017

IEA Predicts 40 Percent World-Wide Increase of Renewable Energy Usage by 2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) just published an optimistic prediction for the future of renewable energy, suggesting that world-wide green energy usage will increase by forty percent or more by

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First Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Project Approved in Virginia

First Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Project Approved in Virginia

Yesterday Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced that a 479-foot-tall five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype has been approved for construction in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The project will be

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The WindFlip Barge Concept Installs Offshore Wind Turbines Inexpensively and With Ease

The WindFlip Barge Concept Installs Offshore Wind Turbines Inexpensively and With Ease

The WindFlip barge concept was designed to simplify the installation of offshore wind turbines and in the process has managed to be a solution that also cuts cost. Installing offshore wind turbines can be

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UK Proposes MOX Power Plants to Reuse Stockpile of Separated Plutonium

UK Proposes MOX Power Plants to Reuse Stockpile of Separated Plutonium

Since Japan's Fukushima disaster, countries around the world have been assessing their individual futures with nuclear energy. Japan and Germany are both planning phase-outs, but many other governments

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Germany To Construct 2,800 Miles Of Transmission Lines as it Abandons Nuclear Power for Renewable Energy

Germany To Construct 2,800 Miles Of Transmission Lines as it Abandons Nuclear Power for Renewable Energy

Germany has decided to turn its back on nuclear energy following Japan's recent disaster, but what will the nation do now? As part of the country's new national energy plan, it will be building more than

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German Parliament Approves Plans for Nuclear Exit by 2022

German Parliament Approves Plans for Nuclear Exit by 2022

The aftermath of the Fukishima disaster saw people all over the world ponder the potential effects of nuclear power. German citizens have been particularly vocal in their criticism, and now after

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Vestas Announces Launch of the World’s Most Efficient Wind Turbine

Vestas Announces Launch of the World’s Most Efficient Wind Turbine

Danish wind power manufacturer Vestas has announced the launch of the world's most efficient wind turbine, the V163-7.0MW. This huge windmill boasts a 7 megawatt (MW) capacity and a rotor diameter of 164

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Germany May Replace 17 Nuclear Power Reactors With Wind Power Farms

Germany May Replace 17 Nuclear Power Reactors With Wind Power Farms

The aftermath of the Fukishima disaster saw concerned citizens worldwide protesting the increase in the use of nuclear power. German citizens were particularly vocal in their criticism, and it looks like

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US Issues Approval for First Offshore Wind Farm!

US Issues Approval for First Offshore Wind Farm!

The Cape Cod wind farm, once just a hope for the horizon, has sprung a giant leap forward today with the official approval of the Obama Administration! This afternoon Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

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Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy

Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy

The mythical god of the sea would be proud of his new clean energy-generating namesake. Danish company Floating Power Plant will be announcing plans for their prototype Poseidon 37 power generator today

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Flaw in EU Offshore Turbines Makes Them Slide Off Their Bases

Flaw in EU Offshore Turbines Makes Them Slide Off Their Bases

Hundreds of offshore wind turbines in the EU might be in peril. It was announced that a good number of them have a flaw that causes them to shift off of their bases after being installed. The flaw is due

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Hexicon’s Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat

Hexicon’s Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat

They've solved all of these problems with their adaptable, floating offshore wind and wave generation platform. The renewable energy plant of the future. The platform is designed to deal with extreme

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Denmark Brings World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Online

Denmark Brings World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Online

Wind power is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in Europe, so it's no surprise to learn that Denmark is launching the world's biggest offshore wind farm this week. Using 91 turbines scattered

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