Countries Raise the Sails on Offshore Renewables Sector

Offshore renewables, including offshore wind, wave, tidal, ocean thermal, and floating solar PV, will witness substantial growth in capacity over the next decade and play an essential role in the global energy transformation. In this context, representatives from 40 countries gathered to identify collaboration areas and agree on concrete actions …

Siemens Gamesa to Lead an EU-Funded Project to Cut Offshore Wind Costs

The project will receive around €20 million (£18m) in support over its five-year duration. Alongside Aalborg University, Siemens Gamesa will lead an EU-funded research and development project to make offshore wind more affordable. The Integrated Implementation of Industrial Innovations for Offshore Wind Cost Reduction (i4Offshore) project will receive around €20 million (£18m) …

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 …

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 …

BNEF: Global Offshore Wind Market to Surge Six-Fold by 2030

The global offshore wind market is set to grow 16 per cent a year through to 2030, delivering a six-fold increase in capacity compared to today’s levels, according to the latest analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Global generation capacity from offshore wind today stands at 17.6GW, but BNEF …