New England Coast Offshore Wind Leases Announced

There is now more than 742,000 acres of offshore territory off the Massachusetts coast that is available for commercial wind energy leasing after a recent announcement. The announcement was made by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank along with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. This […] Read more »

Icebreaker Offshore Pilot Wind Project

A planned offshore wind farm will be built using a turbine design that will combat the problems posed by ice build up in the shallow waters of Lake Erie. The project is called the Icebreaker Offshore Wind Project and will sit 7 miles off the shore near Cleveland. The Icebreaker project is an 18MW pilot […] Read more »

Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Project

The Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Project is a planned wind farm located 8km off the East Yorkshire coast. The project is expected to cost around £700 million and it will have a total installed capacity of 219 MW and will consist of 73 turbines. When the project has been completed and is commissioned it will […] Read more »

Suction Bucket Foundation Could Reduce Offshore Wind Energy Costs

The set-up costs of offshore wind farms could be drastically reduced thanks to a new piece of technology that has been called the ‘suction bucket’ foundation. The bucket is a means of anchoring offshore wind turbines and has been developed by Universal Foundation of Denmark. An industry trial worth around £6.5 million and hosted by […] Read more »

Wind Power | Castine Project Connects Offshore Wind Turbine

Off the coast of Castine, Maine the first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype was acknowledged by the Energy Department. This is another significant step forward in the growth of the offshore wind power industry and it represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world. “Developing America’s vast renewable […] Read more »

Wind Power | NaiKun Offshore Wind Energy Project

The first offshore wind energy project to be developed in Canada’s waters may soon become a reality after British Columbia-based renewable energy company NaiKun Wind Energy Group and the Council of the Haida Nation formed a partnership that will operate and maintain the NaiKun wind energy project after construction. The NaiKun project is to be […] Read more »