Ukraine to Build Its Largest Ever Wind Farm

Ukraine is to build its largest ever wind farm. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a loan of €150 million (£130m) to the country for the construction. Upon completion, the 250MW project will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 100,000 houses, while also reducing carbon …

World’s Largest Wind Turbine to Test Its Wings in Rotterdam

Rotterdam’s skyline will soon feature the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine. GE Renewable Energy announced on Wednesday it will install the first 12-megawatt Haliade-X prototype in the Dutch city this summer. Although it’s an offshore wind turbine by design, the prototype will be installed onshore to facilitate …

Britain Blown Away by New Wind Energy Record

The strong winds in the UK helped set a new renewable energy generation record last week. According to official figures from National Grid, onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9GW between 6pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday. The previous record was set on 9th November, when wind …

New York Teams up with Denmark to Boost Offshore Wind Sector

They will work together to develop strategies and solutions for the development of the clean energy resource. New York has teamed up with Denmark to boost the state’s offshore wind sector. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate have signed a …

A Wind Farm to Be Built in South Dakota Will Provide Renewable Energy Starting...

Boston University (BU) has announced plans to buy wind energy to meet 100% of its electricity consumption. It has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with energy company ENGIE North America, which will provide renewable electricity from a wind farm in South Dakota starting in 2020. The university will buy 201,000MWh of electricity …

UK Wind Capacity Smashes 20GW Milestone

The UK’s wind power capacity has passed the 20GW milestone. The clean energy technology now generates enough electricity across the country to power more than 14 million homes and cut carbon emissions by 25 million tonnes a year. The project that broke the boundary was the world’s largest offshore wind …

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Irish Sea

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened in the Irish Sea on Thursday, covering an area of 145 square kilometers (55 square miles). The 659-megawatt Walney Extension, located approximately 19 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Cumbria, England, consists of 87 turbines and is capable of generating enough renewable …