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UK set to have 6.8GW of renewable capacity

UK set to have 6.8GW of renewable capacity: The CfD (Contracts for Difference) scheme could bring a considerably larger share of renewables to the UK’s grid, reaching 6.8GW by the end of the year. It is thought that CfD is the goverment’s main initiative to inspire low carbon electricity generation by providing project developes with…
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Offshore wind & defence radars projects receive £3.6m

Offshore wind & defence radars projects receive £3.6m: Technologies that will grant offshore wind turbines & UK Air Defence surveillance systems to work together more effectively are set to be given £3.6 million in government funding. The project consists of part of the Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence competition & is anticipated to finance…
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Crown Estate starts new Celtic Sea floating wind leasing

Crown Estate starts new Celtic Sea floating wind leasing: The Crown Estate has reported that it has begun working on providing a new leasing system for early commercial-scale floating wind projects situated in the Celtic Sea. The new leasing possibility will be created for projects with a total capacity of about 300MW, as much as…
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UK’s leading offshore wind farm is still Hywind Scotland

UK’s leading offshore wind farm is still Hywind Scotland: Hywind Scotland, being the world’s 1st floating offshore wind farm, has attained the “highest average capacity factor” for any UK wind farm for the third year in a row. Developer Equinor announces the floating offshore wind farm, with an average capacity factor of 57.1% in the…
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UK & India to tackle climate change by increasing research

UK & India to tackle climate change by increasing research: The UK & India are working to extend research & collaboration relationships to stop climate change throughout both countries. Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon delivered the announcement at the end of his 5-day visit last week…
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Driverless craft could cut cost of offshore wind surveys

Driverless craft could cut cost of offshore wind surveys: Two new unmanned vessels are thought to have the capabilty of slashing the cost of offshore wind surveys & inspections by 60%. Survey company HydroSurv has established autonomous surface vessels that can run by using high-tech sensors to accomplish tasks. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult…
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Twin turbine floating wind partnership introduced

Twin turbine floating wind partnership introduced: Hexicon, a Swedish floating wind developer, has teamed up with American engineering firm Bechtel to initiate a duplicate turbine floating foundation within British waters. The partnership will oversee the progression of a 40MW floating wind project & will examine the role it would play in the local business. The…
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Plans for new UK blade manufacturing plant

Plans for new UK blade manufacturing plant: It has been revealead by GE Renewable Energy plans to launch a new manufacturing plant for productions of offshore wind turbine blades in the UK. It will be located at Teeside in North East England, that the facility could create around 750 direct jobs and nearly 1,500 indirect…
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World’s largest wind farm awarded grid-link licence

World’s largest wind farm awarded grid-link licence: A Mitsubishi Corporation-led consortium has been awarded by Ofgem the grid-link license for what is claimed to be the largest offshore wind farm. The energy market regulator said that the move follows a record £1.2 billion investment. The offshore transmission system linking Hornsea 1 to the British mainland…
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Airborne Drones set to discover locations for tidal energy

Airborne Drones set to discover locations for tidal energy: Soon Scientsts will be able to use drones to discover the best locations for future tidal energy projects. In a new scientific trial to boost the efficiency of renewable energy the drone’s will fly above offshore projects to film the movement of water. This could potentially…
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