Archives October 2014


October 2014


European Offshore Wind Power: A World Leader

Wind turbines have been turning in European seas since 1991, when the first offshore turbines were grid connected off the coast of Denmark. That was 23 years ago, and since then incredible progress has been made across the continent. At the end of June 2014, 7,343 MW of offshore wind power capacity was providing power […]

Report: U.S. Offshore Wind Market Gaining Traction

DOE/Navigant study shows that 14 projects are in advanced stages of development, representing a potential 4.9 GW of capacity

The Energy Department has released a report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market over the past year, including two projects that have moved into the initial stages of construction, and 14 projects that are in the advanced stages of development– together representing nearly 4,900 MW of potential offshore wind energy capacity for […]

Research Buoys To Gather Vital Data At Offshore Demo Sites

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory launches meterological and oceanographic equipment to gain a better understanding of power generation potential off the coasts of Oregon and Virginia

Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys — each worth $1.3 million — are being commissioned by the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state’s […]

DNV GL And Partners Issue Recommended Practice For Offshore HVDC Projects

DNV GL, together with STRI (the Swedish Transmission Research Institute) and ten industry players developed a methodology for technology qualification of offshore HVDC technologies through a joint industry project. As offshore wind farms are being built farther from the coast and more offshore oil and gas installations are powered from shore, there will be an […]