Offshore wind power Stories October 14

US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland yesterday unveiled the path forward for future offshore wind leases. The Biden-Harris administration’s goal is to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030.

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Offshore wind power Stories October 12

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Hexicon’s tilted towers floating wind power platform earns a European patent.
  • The Solar Energy Industries Association launches a new diversity certification program.
  • The Argonne National Laboratory is offering a free 15-minute webinar about threats to rare earth minerals.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories October 11

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Ireland opens a consultation of its first offshore wind auction.
  • North Carolina’s governor is about to sign a major clean energy bill. Here are 3 standouts.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories October 8

Zhongshan, China-headquartered MingYang Smart Energy is in the process of building the largest offshore wind turbine yet: the MySE 16.0-242 wind turbine. Once it launches, it will dwarf the 14-megawatt (MW) GE Haliade-X. Why do they keep getting bigger?

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • General Motors, GE Renewable Energy will develop a rare earth materials supply chain for EVs, renewables.
  • Scotland may get an offshore wind farm underwater substation.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories October 7

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Scientists have taken another step toward making Li-ion battery recycling economical.
  • The “world’s largest” floating wind farm is being planned off the coast of Scotland.
  • Canadian clean energy company Amp builds a microgrid for a Native American tribe.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories October 6

Ørsted’s Skipjack Wind 1 will be a 120-megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm in Maryland that will power 40,000 homes once it goes live in the second half of 2026. It will generate $225 million in economic investment and create nearly 1,400 jobs in the state. Large offshore wind farms give rise to other projects, such as a new $20 million maintenance facility in Maryland for Skipjack Wind 1, which the Danish wind giant announced today.

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The US Energy Information Administration releases its International Energy Outlook 2021 report.
  • Maine applies for a lease in federal waters for the US’s first offshore wind research site.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories October 5

GE Renewable Energy today announced that its Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype is now running at 14 megawatts in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This means that GE Renewable Energy is now the first to operate a wind turbine at a power output this high.

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Offshore wind power Stories September 17

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Jaguar Land Rover will provide electric cars for delegates at COP26 in Glasgow.
  • The floating offshore wind pipeline has reached 54 GW, and European countries lead.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories September 16

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • At $2.3B, Vineyard Wind is one of the largest clean energy project investments in the US.
  • Rochester is New York State’s largest municipality to launch a community choice clean energy program.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories September 15

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The California State Legislature passed a bill that will accelerate offshore wind farm deployment.
  • As electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles increase, the grid must be updated at the same time – study.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories September 9

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • 6.1 GW of global offshore wind was installed in 2020, down slightly from a record 6.24 GW in 2019.
  • More than half of the world’s fossil fuels have to stay buried to slow global warming.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories September 7

Siemens Gamesa has launched what it claims is the world’s first recyclable offshore wind turbine blade. The “RecyclableBlade” is ready for commercial use offshore, and Siemens Gamesa has already made agreements with three customers.

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Offshore wind power Stories September 1

Shell Overseas Investment and CoensHexicon have established a joint venture to fund, develop, and operate MunmuBaram, a 1.4-gigawatt floating offshore wind farm for South Korea. MunmuBaram will be capable of powering over 1 million homes.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 26

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, the Kincardine Offshore Wind, is now installed.
  • The IMF is undermining global climate goals by advising countries to invest in fossil fuels.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 25

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Siemens boosts its US EV charger manufacturing with over 1 million more chargers in the next four years.
  • The battle for most humongous offshore wind turbine gets a new competitor in China.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 19

While legislators battle over federal infrastructure bills, some US states are out of the gate when it comes to adopting clean energy.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 11

Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ed Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today announced the Offshore Wind American Manufacturing Act, which would drive domestic manufacturing and offshore wind deployment.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 10

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Ørsted says Block Island is offline for summer maintenance, and rumors are flying.
  • Tampa just committed to 100% clean energy by 2035, but there’s a hitch.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories August 4

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Drinks giant Diageo has submitted a planning application for an onsite, 4 MW solar farm in Scotland.
  • The Kitty Hawk offshore wind project off North Carolina moves another step forward.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories July 23

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Here are 3 ways clean energy is boosting grid resilience right now in the face of extreme weather.
  • Massachusetts announces $1.6 million in grants to support offshore wind workforce training.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories July 12

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Germany’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm pre-selects huge Vestas wind turbines.
  • Nova Scotia sets a target of reaching 80% renewable energy by 2030.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories July 7

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Maine’s governor permanently bans offshore wind in state waters in a compromise.
  • ION Energy raises $3.6 million with the participation of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The final floating turbine is connected at the Kincardine floating offshore wind farm in Scotland.
  • 2021’s most and least energy-expensive states, according to a new WalletHub study.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories July 1

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • New Jersey approves US’s largest combined offshore wind project, Atlantic Shores and Ocean Wind II.
  • Transitioning to clean energy will grow the global economy, as investments will pay off, reports IRENA.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories June 25

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • BASF will buy 49.5% of Vattenfall’s 1.5 GW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
  • Home energy efficiency upgrade company Sealed raises $16 million in Series B funding.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories June 7

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches transformer products for offshore floating wind farms.
  • Turbine installation is complete at Denmark’s largest wind farm, the offshore Kriegers Flak.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories June 2

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The US Department of the Interior suspends oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Danish wind giant Ørsted bumps up its clean energy target to reach 50 GW of installed capacity by 2030.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories June 1

Richmond, Virginia-headquartered Dominion Energy is building the Charybdis, the first Jones Act-qualified offshore wind turbine installation vessel in the US. (Interesting name choice for the vessel – a dangerous mythological sea monster.)

And Danish wind giant Ørsted and Boston-headquartered electric company Eversource today announced that they will charter the Charybdis for the construction of Revolution Wind and Sunrise Wind, two of their planned offshore wind farms in the Northeast.

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Offshore wind power Stories May 31

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • French oil giant Total changes its name to TotalEnergies to mark its shift to renewables.
  • The first wind turbine has been erected at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK, and it will be huge.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories May 26

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The US Pacific Coast is approved for commercial-scale offshore clean energy projects for the first time.
  • New US wind and solar scheduled for connection to the grid has reached record levels.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories May 24

Hecate Independent Power (HIP) has announced it will build an enormous, $30 billion offshore wind project off the coast of Iceland that will power the UK using long subsea cables.

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Offshore wind power Stories May 19

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • GE will provide 87 Haliade-X 14 MW for the third and final phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm.
  • Rhode Island gets more than 100 megawatts of solar as it works toward 100% clean electricity by 2030.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories May 11

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The Biden administration has approved Vineyard Wind 1, the first major offshore wind farm in federal waters.
  • The IEA raises its forecast for global wind and solar growth by another 25% compared to six months ago.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories May 7

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Brown University researchers find a way to strengthen a key weak point in perovskite solar cells.
  • Ørsted and Polish energy company PGE to build 2.5 GW Baltica 2 and 3 offshore wind farms.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories May 3

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbines are awarded typhoon certification.
  • United Auto Workers union says only US-made EVs should get tax incentives.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories April 28

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The US Department of Energy helps 11 remote and island communities transition to clean energy.
  • Work begins on Japan’s first large offshore wind farms today.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories April 12

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Ireland’s Moneypoint coal station will become a green energy hub that includes a floating offshore wind farm.
  • France set to ban short domestic flights.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories April 9

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The 15-year-old Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm in the North Sea will be refurbished.
  • BlackRock Real Assets has closed a $4.8 billion renewable power investment fund.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories March 29

The White House today announced an ambitious plan to expand offshore wind farms along the US East Coast.

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Offshore wind power Stories March 19

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • North Star Renewables will build and operate three hybrid service operation vessels for Dogger Bank.
  • BP aims to build the UK’s largest (blue) hydrogen plant by 2030.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories March 18

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • A new report that studied US offshore wind by coastal region and state found huge potential.
  • Los Angeles and New York launch virtual power plant programs fueled by solar-charged home batteries.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Offshore wind power Stories February 10

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas today announced the launch of its new offshore wind turbine – the V236-15.0MW. It replaces US conglomerate GE’s 14MW Haliade-X as having the distinction of being the world’s largest offshore wind turbine.

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Offshore wind power Stories January 8

Robots aren’t going to take over the world, but they can definitely make life a lot easier for humans. And that was the aim of BladeBUG, a UK startup that has developed insect-like robots to inspect, maintain, and repair offshore wind turbine blades without the need for rope access.

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Offshore wind power Stories December 23, 2020

The state of New Jersey is investing in a $250 million manufacturing facility to build steel components, known as monopiles, for offshore wind turbines. It will serve the entire US offshore wind industry.

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Offshore wind power Stories December 18, 2020

Equinor’s and SSE’s Dogger Bank is the world’s largest offshore wind farm. It’s being built in three phases — A, B, and C — off England’s northeast coast. And phase C will see GE’s 14MW Haliade-X turbines, upgraded from 13MW (previously the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation), deployed for the first time.

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Offshore wind power Stories December 11, 2020

One of Europe’s largest vertical farms is up and running in a warehouse near Copenhagen, and it’s powered by wind. That’s not surprising, since Denmark has the highest proportion of wind power in the world.

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