Posts Tagged ‘coast’

World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines. View full post on Wind Power News

Gulf Coast wind farms become essential for Texas wind energy

The Houston Chronicle reports that although the generating capacity and wind speeds on the Gulf are lower than those on west Texas wind farms, Gulf wind is more reliable during peak power demand periods. North Carolina-based Duke Energy developed its first wind farm on the Gulf in 2012. View full post on Wind Power News

World’s first floating windfarm to take shape off coast of Scotland

Turbines for £200m Hywind project will be towed from Norway across North Sea and moored to seabed off north-east Scotland The world’s first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for generating renewable […]

French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France

French and Spanish energy companies said Monday they were setting their sights on building up the wind energy potential off the coast of France. French energy company ENGIE counts an installed wind power capacity of more than 1,700 megawatts in France and is now teaming up with its Spanish counterpart, EDPR, on plans to install […]

Shifting currents for proposed wind farms off N.C. coast

As the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management prepares to lease the first of three North Carolina wind energy sites, progress on a pair of locations off Southeastern N.C. remains stalled. In response to concerns about how the Wilmington area could affect North Atlantic right whale habitat areas and the wind power available to a […]

Wind farm investors optimistic about Newfoundland west coast

Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, tells a Corner Brook business group about his company's plans for wind energy projects on the province's west coast. “We were visiting where the site was this morning, and I think it's an excellent location,” said Lars Thaaning Pedersen, chief operating officer, on Monday. View full post on […]

World’s largest floating windfarm to be built off Scottish coast

Statoil granted seabed lease to develop floating windfarm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead that is expected to be operational by the end of 2017 The world’s largest floating windfarm is set to be built off the coast of Scotland after its developers were granted a seabed lease on Monday. Statoil, the Norwegian energy […]

US OKs offshore wind facility off Virginia’s coast

In a step toward the development of offshore wind turbines, the federal government has announced approval of a wind energy research facility to be located in federal waters off Virginia. The announcement Thursday by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management clears the way for the installation and operation of two 6-megawatt turbines. View full post […]

80k acres off Long Island coast dedicated for wind energy

Federal officials say 81,130 acres off the coast of Long Island will be dedicated for the development of commercial wind energy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday that New York state has “tremendous” wind potential. View full post on Wind Power News

125 Square Miles off New York Coast Dedicated for Wind Power

Federal officials on Wednesday dedicated more than 125 square miles in the waters off the coast of Long Island for the development of commercial wind energy, pushing forward a renewable energy proposal initially created by New York utilities. “Today’s milestone marks another important step in the president’s strategy to tap clean, renewable energy from the […]