Posts Tagged ‘onshore’

Fears for future of UK onshore wind power despite record growth

2.6GW of capacity built in 2017 before subsidies ban industry says will make generation dearer A record amount of onshore wind power was built in the UK last year, but government policy has been stalling the sector and risked increasing energy bills for consumers, the industry has warned. Turbines capable of generating 2.6GW were installed […]

Boralex and Infinergy Announce Joint Venture for 325 MW Onshore Wind in the UK

MONTREAL: Renewable energy developers Boralex Inc. from Canada and UK-based Infinergy are pleased to announce the execution of a 50-50 joint venture agreement, aimed at developing a pipeline of onshore wind projects essentially located in Scotland for a total estimated capacity of 325 MW. The joint venture comprises a pipeline of 10 wind projects varying […]

Onshore windfarms more popular than thought, UK poll finds

Some 73% of the British public polled by ComRes support onshore windfarms in contrast with government decisions to block them Public support for onshore windfarms is far higher than widely believed, according to a new opinion poll, even in rural areas. Wind turbines are also far more popular than fracking or nuclear power, contrasting with […]

China General Nuclear acquires Belgiuma s largest onshore wind farm

China General Nuclear Power Group has signed an agreement in Paris withBelgium's Windvision to take over Esperance wind farm on Thursday. CGN started its European subsidiary in France in 2014, mainly focusing on investmentand acquisition of renewable energy such as wind power and solar energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Norway to build Europe’s largest onshore wind power project

The Fosen Vind project’s combined capacity will also make it the fourth largest in the world . The Gansu Wind Farm in China, currently under construction, is listed as the largest with an eventual expected capacity of 6,000 MW. View full post on Wind Power News

Tories face fight with Lords over onshore windfarm subsidies

Senior Labour peers confirm party will seek to strike out clause again if government closes Renewable Obligation scheme The government is expected to be forced into a renewed standoff with the House of Lords over David Cameron’s reversal on green energy subsidies. After a series of constitutional rows, the tensions between the government and the […]

Onshore windfarms cheapest form of UK electricity, report shows

Falling costs mean new windfarms are now £20 cheaper per megawatt hour than coal or gas-fired plants, according to new analysis New onshore windfarms are now the cheapest way for a power company to produce electricity in Britain, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Costs have dropped to (£55) per megawatt hour (MWh) compared […]

Siemens receives three onshore wind orders in UK and Ireland 52…

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division has been awarded orders from three different customers to construct, install and commission 52 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines at three projects in Ireland and Scotland. The three wind farms Raheenleagh in County Wicklow, 70km south of Dublin; Aikengall 2, to the south east of Edinburgh; […]

New onshore windfarms still possible without subsidies, says Amber Rudd

Energy secretary says three large developers have expressed interest in onshore UK wind projects despite the government’s decision to end financial support New onshore windfarms could be built in the UK without subsidies, according to the energy secretary Amber Rudd. The Conservative government recently moved to block future onshore turbines by removing financial support and […]

New onshore wind farms still possible without subsidies, says Amber Rudd

Energy secretary says three large developers have expressed interest in onshore UK wind projects despite the government’s decision to end financial support New onshore wind farms could be built in the UK without subsidies, according to the energy secretary Amber Rudd. The Conservative government recently moved to block future onshore turbines by removing financial support […]