Offshore Wind Energy

Southwest Windpower Receives GL Statement of Compliance

Hamburg - Southwest Windpower, the world's leading manufacturer of personal wind generators, is the first U.S.-based manufacturer of small wind systems to be certified by GL Renewables Certification. GL Renewables Certification issued a Statement of Compliance for the A-Design Assessment of the Skystream 3.7, 50/60 Hz wind turbine.

EU wind power experts seek new Steering Committee

The 150 EU wind energy researchers and experts who make up the European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind) in Brussels are seeking a new Steering Committee.

GBP 1.2 million training initiative set up in groundbreaking partnership of renewables industry and Government to tackle green skills shortage

RenewableUK, Britain's largest renewable energy trade association, is proud to announce the creation of a new organisation, the Renewables Training Network (RTN), which will address critical skills shortages within the renewable energy industry.

Tentec Bolt Tensioners Pass Offshore Trials with Flying Colours

Tentec's Aero range of bolt tensioning equipment for the installation and maintenance of wind turbines are now the tools of choice for installation and maintenance engineers on the world's largest operational offshore wind farm - Thanet.

Rolls-Royce tidal turbine fed 100 MWh to Scottish grid

The news came days after First Minister Salmond announced the £ 18 million Wave and Tidal Commercialisation Fund in late October.Built by Tidal Generation Limited, the unit will be the first in the area to receive Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs), after the UK and Scottish governments announced plans to increase subsidies for all marine energy projects to five ROCs/MWh.

RenewableUK welcomes Huhnes pledge to slash energy bills with new green measures

RenewableUK has welcomed Government figures showing that as part of a package of green measures, wind power will help slash future consumer bills by nearly GBP 100 compared to largely relying on non-renewable sources.

Gamesa strengthens its presence in China

The facility, devoted to the manufacture of control cabinets, is located in Tianjin. Gamesa already has four plants there and produces the main components of its wind turbines: blades, nacelle assembly, gearboxes and now power electronics. Moreover, Gamesa this year opened another nacelle assembly facility in the province of Jilin.

More than twenty UK wind farm sites adopt Natural Powers ForeSite wind forecasting service for energy trading and grid notification purposes

In the last six months more than twenty wind farms in the UK have moved to leading renewable energy consultancy group, Natural Power, to provide their wind farm production forecasting service, ForeSite for energy trading or grid notification purposes. The sites total more than 1GW of wind power capacity across the UK.

Civitas wind power report relies on the work of cranks

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has criticised a report published by the thinktank Civitas for failing to understand how wind power works as part of the UK's electricity generation system.

Nordex wins big contract from Ireland

The customer is the state utility company Bord Gais Energy. Bord Gais has contracted Nordex for the construction of the foundations, the delivery of the systems, their installation as well as their maintenance.