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California is planning floating wind farms offshore to boost its power supply – here’s...

Northern California has some of the strongest offshore winds in the U.S., with immense potential to produce clean energy. But it has a problem. Its continental shelf drops off quickly, making building traditional wind turbines directly on the seafloor costly if not impossible.

Condo owners’ appeal could be last legal hurdle for offshore wind in Great Lakes

A legal challenge by two lakeview condo dwellers seeking to block Lake Erie’s first offshore wind farm faces a high legal bar before the Ohio Supreme Court — with equally high stakes for clean...

ScottishPower and Shell want to build large-scale floating windfarms in UK waters

The group submitted multiple proposals for new floating offshore windfarms as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing.

The second wave of renewables is here. What did we learn with the first?

Billions of dollars of investment flowing into renewable energy. A President pushing for solutions to combat climate change. Innovative technologies challenging the status quo. This is all very current, but it’s also exactly what...

Atmospheric scientists collaborate to improve offshore wind research through better buoys

A new collaborative project led by researchers at the University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) could soon offer a new approach to tap into this vast amount of renewable energy. The project, in...
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Parkwind secures funding for 257-MW Arcadis Ost 1 floating wind farm

Belgium-based Parkwind has secured funding from multiple financial institutions to implement its first renewable energy project outside the country. The company will use a €150 million (US$177.8 million) loan from the European Investment Bank...

New Jersey moves forward with two offshore wind projects representing almost 3 GW of...

This week the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced it has selected Ocean Wind 2, an offshore wind energy project proposed by Ørsted, for a 20-year Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) award...
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Vattenfall selling 49.5% of 1.5-GW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm to BASF

BASF and Vattenfall have signed a contract for the purchase of 49.5% of Vattenfall’s 1.5-GW Hollands Kust Zuid offshore wind farm by BASF. The purchase price amounts to €300 million and takes into account the...
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New innovation lab launched to drive innovation in US renewable energy

The Blue Energy Studio will engage entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors, and corporate partners, beginning with Ørsted, to test and iterate innovative solutions to critical challenges across the renewable energy value chain.
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Turbine installation complete at 604-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm

On June 5, the last of 72 turbines was installed at the Kriegers Flak wind farm, 15 km to 40 km off the east coast of Denmark. The next steps will be to finalize...