Posts Tagged ‘first’

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

Renewables top nukes in U.S. power mix for first time since 1984

Cattle graze near wind turbines at the Avangrid Renewables' Baffin Wind Power Project in Sarita. For the first time in decades, America's nuclear plants have fallen behind wind farms, solar panels and other renewable energy suppliers as a source of electricity. 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 […]

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy You’re more likely to run into friendly partridges, rare orchids and endangered eagles than people as you trek around Tilos. The entire Dodecanese island is a nature reserve, with more than 150 species […]

American wind power reports strongest first quarter since 2009

New wind turbine installations in the first quarter spanned the U.S. from Rhode Island and North Carolina to Oregon and Hawaii. America's wind power workforce installed 908 utility-scale turbines in the first quarter of 2017, totaling 2,000 megawatts of capacity. View full post on Wind Power News

Offshore Wind Farms Offer Subsidy-Free Power for First Time

German's electricity grid regulator approved bids to build what will be the first offshore wind farms that depend entirely on market prices instead of government support and subsidy. The decision by Bundesnetzagentur, or BNetzA, grants power purchase agreements for 1,490 megawatts of wind farms to be built in the North Sea. View full post on […]

BPA Stops Wind Power Generation For The First Time In 4 Years

And that means the region is producing too much of a good thing: carbon-free, renewable energy in the form of both dam-generated hydropower along with electricity from spinning wind-farm turbines. That's prompted the federal government to take an action it avoided during the last four years of drought conditions: shutting down wind power. View full […]

Revealed: Cumnock to become Scotland’s first fully ‘Green Town’

JANUARY 29: Wind turbines are silhouetted against the sun at Black Law wind farm on January 29, 2010 in Black Law, Scotland. As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is exp The plan is to make Cumnock carbon neutral town, creating a blueprint that […]

Saudis Seek Up to $50 Billion for First Phase of Renewables Plan an hour ago

Saudi Arabia will start soliciting bids in the next few weeks for the first phase of a “massive” renewable-energy program costing $30 billion to $50 billion, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said. OPEC's biggest producer plans to generate close to 10 gigawatts from renewables, primarily solar and wind power, by 2023, he said Monday at an energy conference […]

UK wind power overtakes coal for first time

Green groups hail analysis showing collapse in coal due to power station closures and rising carbon taxes Windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time, according to an analyst’s estimates. Three major coal power stations closed last year, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9.2%, […]