Thursday, June 24, 2021

World-first trial paves the way for new renewable energy market

Innovative trials on the South East’s electricity network have seemingly set the foundations for a world-first short-term market for renewable energy sources. Power...

Offshore robotics research hub secures £2.5m of funding from UKRI

Using robots to make offshore infrastructure inspection and repair safer is seemingly moving a step closer following the injection of £2.5 million of further...

Group signals new era for wind energy as urgency builds towards COP26 in Glasgow

Countries around the world need to urgently scale up deployment of wind power in order to address the climate emergency, insists the Global Wind...

Is wind energy the future for meeting UK business energy requirements?

Lucy Victoria Desai, a writer for Northern Powergrid who specialises in sustainability, business, and innovation, appraises the potential and practicalities of wind energy. Now that...

Boost research to protect sealife from wind farms, says Lords committee

Ministers have been urged to prioritise finding ways to boost funding for research into environmental impacts of offshore wind farms on marine life. More must...

Highlands hub spearheads Scottish grasp for hydrogen leadership

A view of the Cromarty Firth A multi-partner plan involving the Port of Cromarty Firth has been launched to establish a green hydrogen hub in...

The sea is full – a coordinated approach to off-shore energy is the only...

A more integrated approach to the deployment of offshore energy networks is needed as a key enabler for net zero or the sea ‘is...

On track for net zero? Observers respond to the UK government’s ten-point green plan

Commentators in the environmental sphere seemed to broadly welcome the UK government’s “Ten-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution”, unveiled on 18 November, although...

World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy...

A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative...

Innovative solutions found for offshore wind workforce during pandemic

As the offshore wind sector adjusts to working with increased physical separation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, G+ Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety...

Over 60GW of wind energy capacity installed in 2019, the second-biggest year in history

Industry group calls on governments to ensure regulation is fit for purpose and “look beyond LCOE”, in order to accelerate growth of wind energy...

Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015 due to larger wind turbines

The latest research from energy and water market intelligence firm Cornwall Insight highlights that as a result of the elevated wind speeds experienced in...

Firms partner to develop “game-changing technology for offshore wind operations and maintenance”

Offshore wind specialist Ørsted has acquired a 22.5% share in Pict Offshore, the Scottish developer of an innovative technology that it is claimed will...

New onshore wind group to champion workforce health and safety

SafetyOn, the health and safety group for the onshore wind sector, was officially launched on 30 April, a group that supports placing health and...

Research explains how best to repower onshore wind farms

With lowest cost green energy considered the future, understanding how to ‘repower’ existing onshore wind farms supports the Scottish government and industry desire to...

EU funds project that aims to slash materials cost of wind power by up...

The European Union has awarded a €1.4 million research grant to digital simulation firm Akselos, whose technology is used to optimize the design of...

Software feature identifies wind component failures before they occur

Up to 30% of the life-cycle cost of wind farms is due to wind turbine component failures and maintenance. Predict, Greenbyte Energy Cloud’s new...

Low carbon electricity system achievable without controversial technologies, says report

New analysis (14 June) builds a case that the UK can further slash the carbon emissions from its electricity system by relying almost entirely...

From Oxfordshire lab to the North Sea: next-generation wind turbine foundations are being deployed...

The Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm, for which construction has begun in the German North Sea, will have 56 8MW turbines, including 20...

Report makes case for keeping UK’s onshore wind turbines going as they approach end-of-life

A new report suggests repowering onshore wind farms could "cut carbon, reduce bills and support local communities"