£920k boost to Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions

Scottish Government funding puts Fife at heart of offshore wind development A flagship technology innovation and research centre has announced a £920,000 programme to advance...

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...

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...

Work starts on first UK offshore wind tower factory

Argyll, Scotland, gets £27m South Korean investment Work on the UK’s first offshore wind tower factory officially started in Argyll on 7 July at...

Uncrewed vessel survey is a first in Irish waters

An Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) has been launched off the Co. Louth coast to undertake an environmental survey of the seabed. This is seemingly...

Brexit shouldn’t get in way of realising new vision for Scottish renewables industry

In his opening remarks to the Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference in Glasgow on Wednesday 29 June, its chief executive Niall Stuart said: “The...

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...

Union calls for stronger legal provisions for wind farm working after a worker dies...

Unite calls on HSE to act now to stiffen the laws governing the construction and maintenance of windfarms after a worker dies in Scotland snows

Firm wins contract to provide control centre for Mexican wind farm

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced on 26 February that it has been awarded a substantial contract...

Technology gives wind operators insights into turbine downtime

UK technology company Sennen has launched a new software module in recent months that gives wind farm operators "unparalleled insights into sources and causes...

Time-lapse footage shows windmill construction at RSPB headquarters

Ecotricity has released a time-lapse video and documentary to mark the completion of a 100m windmill at the RSPB’s headquarters near Sandy in Bedfordshire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJYj1f3XEFI The...

Community energy retains overwhelming backing of uk public, and increased support among Conservative voters,...

An overwhelming majority of the public would support local renewable energy projects, including wind turbines, if they were owned and controlled by the community,...

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...

Increase in renewables sees Irish winter energy prices drop below historic average by 2027

Data from energy consultancy Cornwall Insight Ireland’s third ‘All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030’ report has forecast Ireland is set to reach its 80%...

Orkney energy scheme receives £1.2m boost

Smart control technology links turbines to home heating systems Residents in the Orkney Islands are to benefit from a new smart-control energy system linking the...

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...

A fair wind for rural residents as island community looks forward to 24/7 electricity...

It may be better known for woolly sweaters than renewable energy, but the most remote inhabited island in the UK is to finally receive...

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...

Innovation award for rotor sail suggests coming-of-age for wind power in marine vessel propulsion

Norsepower Oy, a developer of the renewable energy-powered vessel technology, has announced that it has received the ‘Innovation of the Year’ accolade at the...

Setting the scene for a US offshore wind boom?

Early September appeared to mark important milestones for US adoption of offshore wind as an energy source, with the appearance of the first such...