Vattenfall Gives Green Light to World’s Largest Offshore Wind Project

With its installed capacity of 1,500 MW, the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm will be the largest of its kind worldwide, when fully operational in 2023. It will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of over two million Dutch households. Vattenfall was awarded permits for …

Siemens Gamesa Launches 14 MW Offshore Direct Drive Turbine with 222-Meter Rotor

The winds of change have never been stronger, especially when it comes to meeting the world’s needs for clean, renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa’s new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbine now sees the light of day as a part of the solution. With an unprecedented 14-megawatt (MW) capacity …

Climate Crisis ‘May Have Triggered Faster Wind Speeds’

The global climate crisis could lead to more renewable electricity being generated by spurring faster wind speeds for the world’s growing number of windfarms, according to research. Scientists have discovered that the world’s shifting ocean circulation patterns may have triggered a rapid increase in wind speeds over the last 10 …

Offshore Windfarms ‘Can Provide More Electricity Than the World Needs’

Erecting wind turbines on the world’s best offshore sites could provide more than enough clean energy to meet global electricity demand, according to a report. A detailed study of the world’s coastlines has found that offshore windfarms alone could provide more electricity than the world needs – even if they …

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Turning Europe into a Giant Wind Farm Could Power the Entire World

On windy days, Europe’s growing number of wind farms can run entire nations on clean energy. But what if there were turbines in every potential location? Scientists have calculated that in such a scenario – however unlikely – Europe could generate enough onshore wind power to satisfy the entire world’s …

New Cross-Sector Project Targets Wind Turbine Blades Recycling

The wind energy industry in Europe has joined forces with two other industry bodies to tackle the issue of turbine blades waste. WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Composites Industry Association have developed a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to recycle wind turbine blades. Turbine …

Microsoft Inks PPA for Dutch Offshore Wind Energy

Microsoft has signed a new deal to buy electricity from a 713.5MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. It is purchasing 90MW of power from the Borssele III/IV wind farm under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Dutch developer Eneco. Electricity generated from the offshore wind farm will be used …