MHI Vestas Unveils ‘Record-Breaking’ 9MW Offshore Turbine

The offshore wind industry has received a treble boost this week as MHI Vestas unveiled what it describes as ‘the world’s most powerful turbine’, leading marine energy developer Atlantis Energy expanded its plans to move into the floating turbine market, and US officials gave the go-ahead for the country’s largest …

IRENA: Offshore Wind Could Swell 650 Per Cent by 2030

Powered by falling costs and rapid technology improvements, offshore wind capacity could grow by more than 650 per cent in the next 15 years, according to new research released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The market could grow from 13GW in 2015 to 100GW by 2030, IRENA …

Solar & Wind Cheaper To Replace Coal In UK Than Biomass

A new study has concluded that transitioning to wind and solar power would be a cheaper option for the United Kingdom to replace its coal fleet than using biomass electricity generation. According to a new study published this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and conducted by London-based …

Massachusetts Sets Offshore Target

Massachusetts has adopted an energy bill that requires utilities to contract 1.6GW of offshore wind power by July 2027. It is the first legislation of its kind that includes a carve-out for offshore wind at a scale necessary to create a viable market in the US, Dong Energy said. Bill …