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...

Modular system cuts cost of deep offshore wind

A seemingly revolutionary approach to offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance could cut the cost of energy from future deepwater sites by around 9%. The...

Fife students reach new heights with virtual reality training for offshore wind turbine technicians

An ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ (iHR) laboratory, providing ultra-realistic training environments for offshore wind turbine technicians, was unveiled on 15 June at the Rosyth Campus...

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...

Successful projects announced for €3m research programme looking at offshore wind impacts

Wind power developer Vattenfall has awarded €3million of research funding to projects that promise to offer insight into the socio-economic impact of offshore wind...

Conference presentations point to LiDAR’s growing preeminence in offshore wind measurement

Wind measurement experts gathered in London in June concluded that LiDAR technology had over the years fully proven its ability to provide wind measurements...

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...

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...

£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...

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...

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,...

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

A day in the life of an offshore wind engineer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqQVqApwPmI#t=26 A video depicting a day in the life of an offshore wind engineer has been released by Siemens. In this segment Andre Carstens performs...

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...

Wind-powered isle gets rapid EV chargers

Energy Saving Trust (EST) has recently funded the installation of a tri-rapid charger for electric vehicles (EVs) at car dealership John G Shearers and...

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...

GDF SUEZ Energy UK wins new Power Purchase Agreement with Community Windpower’s Aikengall II...

Business energy specialist GDF SUEZ Energy UK has agreed a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Community Windpower to buy all the electricity and...

Global floating wind set to miss 2030 targets, but not too late to catch...

A critical renewable energy initiative to transition away from fossil fuel reliance is struggling to meet 2030 targets, according to a new report by...

A new start? Retooling wind power for a circular economy

Around 80-90% of the weight of wind turbines can be recycled, according to recent estimates, although, historically, very little of this kind of thing...

£4.5 billion boost for UK manufacturing includes clean energy fund

The UK government is making available £4.5 billion of funding for British manufacturing to increase investment in nine sectors. Announced on 17 November, the funding...