Offshore Wind Reaches Price Tipping Point

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 1:50:00 PM

Three UK offshore windfarm projects have won subsidy auctions to secure a guaranteed price as low as £57.50 MWh, leading to calls for a rethink on the government's nuclear policy

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Topics: UK, Offshore Wind, Nuclear, Government Subsidies

OPEN Spotlights Floating Platform Wind Technology

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 1:47:00 PM

The latest OPEN Whitepaper throws the spotlight on the technology poised to drive the next major expansion in renewable energy – floating platform offshore wind turbines.

It highlights the huge scope for growth in what is a young industry just emerging from a period of R&D – the world's first commercial-scale floating wind farm is due to be stationed 25 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland, later this year.

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Topics: OPEN, Floating Platforms, Offshore Wind, Technology

Offshore Wind Set Fair for Europe

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 12:03:00 PM

The offshore wind sector in Europe is set for huge expansion, with three major European countries pledging to nearly quintuple EU’s offshore wind installed capacity in just 10 years.

OPEN Cleantech already forecasted this growth and has targeted a range of European offshore wind opportunities for inclusion in the OPEN Cleantech Bond programme and OPEN Cleantech Equity Fund.

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Topics: Europe, Clean Technology, Offshore Wind, North Sea

World's Biggest Offshore Wind Turbines Installed Off Liverpool

Posted on May 24, 2017 1:37:00 PM

An offshore wind farm off Liverpool Bay is the first to use giant 8MW turbines to produce enough electricity to power 230,000 homes.

Each of the giant, 195-metre tall turbines at Dong Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension facility can, with a single rotation, generate enough power to supply an average home for 29 hours, the energy company reported.

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Topics: Offshore Wind, Liverpool, Cleantech Bond, Dong, Lego

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