Vattenfall & Stadtwerke München Inaugurate 288 MW Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish power company Vattenfall and German communal company Stadtwerke München have successfully completed the construction and officially inaugurated the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm this week, making way for enough clean electricity for 400,000 German households. This past Sunday, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München officially inaugurated the 288 megawatt (MW) …

Siemens Hull Factory Ships First Ever Wind Turbine Blades

The first batch of offshore wind turbine blades to be manufactured at Siemens new factory in Hull are today on their way to the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, off the North Norfolk coast. The company announced that the blades have been successfully loaded on to the Sea Installer vessel …

Blyth Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Milestone as First Turbine Travels Up Tyne

A pioneering wind farm off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland has reached its latest milestone, with the first of five turbines beginning its journey up the River Tyne to commence installation. Developer EDF Energy Renewables is currently building the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstrator Wind Farm in North East …

Space Shades Malta’s Solar Power Push

Millions of people flock to Malta to get roasted by the intense sun, but the Mediterranean island struggles to hit its solar power goals. Despite being one of the EU’s sunniest countries, Malta doesn’t have a lot of space. With 413,000 people crammed into only 316 square kilometers — the …

Could the Coldest Days Provide a Wind Power Boost?

A new study released yesterday suggests concerns about the impact the cold days have on wind power output may have been overblown, and provides new evidence wind power output exceeds the winter average on the coldest days. The study, which involved scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Imperial College …

Germany, Denmark, & Belgium Plan 5-Fold Increase In Offshore Wind Power

Germany, Denmark, and Belgium have entered into an agreement that will increase the amount of offshore wind power in the world 5-fold, from 13.8 gigawatts today to more than 60 gigawatts within 10 years. The governments of the 3 nations have pledged to work with more than 25 private companies …