Offshore Wind Energy

Wind Sector Project Funding Activity Robust in Q1 2013 Reports Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector during the first quarter of 2013.

Wind venture capital funding rebounded in the first quarter of 2013, raising $16 million in three deals after the previous quarter saw just one $500,000 VC deal.

Gamesa signs 7-year O&M agreement with FCC covering 397 turbines and total capacity of 421 MW

Zamudio - Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed a 7-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with FCC covering 397 wind turbines with total installed capacity of 421 MW.

ACCIONA finishes its second wind farm in Poland, with AW 3000 wind turbines

ACCIONA Energía has grid connected its second wind farm in Poland, totaling 33 megawatts (MW). This takes its overall figure for the country to 71 MW of installed capacity. The Krobia I wind farm consists of eleven 3 MW ACCIONA Windpower wind turbines.

DEWI figures for the first half-year: 32.5 GW of wind power in Germany

During the first half of 2013, 446 new wind turbines were installed with a cumul

DEWI has presented the current figures on the development of wind energy in Germany. According to the report, the cumulative capacity of wind turbines as of 30 June 2013 reached 32,479 MW and the number of plants was 23,287.

GL releases new technical note for wind turbines

With its new technical guideline, GL will help to ensure that wind turbines can
GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has published its new “Technical Note for the Certification of Wind Turbines for Tropical Cyclones”. The Technical Note is a supplement to GL RC’s Guidelines for the Certification of Wind Turbines and addresses the question of how cyclones influence wind turbine designs.

Potential for development in offshore foundations

New concepts for the foundations of offshore wind power systems could improve the energy payback time of the turbines by 100 %. This is the result of a study by Cambridge University.

Offshore test side off the Aberdeen coast approved

The Scottish Government announced consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) at Aberdeen Bay. The development consists of 11 wind turbines and their connecting cables, sited between 2 and 4.5 km off the Aberdeenshire coast, capable of generating up to 100 MW.

New offshore wind turbine blade testing facility

HRH The Duke of York looking down from the hub of the wind turbine blade testing facility at the National Renewable Energy Centre, Narec, in Northumberland. (Photo: Narec)

The Duke of York visited the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) on December 3, to open two new facilities for the development of offshore renewable energy technologies.