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UK beats record with offshore wind production investment

UK beats record with offshore wind production investment: Britain has witnessed a record breaking financing in its offshore wind production sector this year. Fresh research published yesterday by RenewableUK concludes that already reported investments in new factories this year are valued at over £900 million. The trade association believes that this is the greatest yearly…
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Vattenfall sets 1st turbine bases for wind farm in Scotland

Vattenfall sets 1st turbine bases for wind farm in Scotland: Vattenfall has attained an achievement in building its biggest UK wind farm, through setting up the foundations for the 1st  turbine of the South Kyle wind farm in SW Scotland. The 50 turbine onshore wind project is expected to power roughly 170,000 homes, which is…
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Up to 1900MW of wind eligible for RESS-2

Up to 1900MW of wind eligible for RESS-2: Cornwall Insight’s ‘Route to RESS service’ has examined the potential capacity of wind and solar that could enter the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-2) auction in Ireland, with the analysis showing that approximately 1900MW (1800GWh) of solar and 1600MW (4800GWh) of wind is eligible to bid for…
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Australian price cannibalisation of renewable assets climb

Australian price cannibalisation of renewable assets climb

Australian price cannibalisation of renewable assets climb: Research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows that the growth of variable renewable energy (VRE) generation in Australia significantly impacts their captured price. In fact, in FY18, 98% of the grid-scale solar generation volumes captured prices above $50/MWh. However, this has reduced to 12% in FY21. On top of…
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WindEurope call for ban on wind turbine blades as landfill

WindEurope call for ban on wind turbine blades as landfill The wind industry has called for all countries in Europe to place a ban on landfilling wind turbine blades by 2025. Industry organisation WindEurope is exremely committed to reusing, recycling, and/or recovering 100% of the decommissioned wind turbine blades. At the moment, the recycling of…
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Scotland’s largest offshore wind project begins to supply

Scotland’s largest offshore wind project begins to supply Scotland’s largest offshore wind project, Moray East wind farm, has begun supplying power across the grid. However, work is still yet to be done on the 950 MW windfarm, because not all of the 100 turbines had the ability to supply electric to the grid via it’s…
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Ørsted committed to cleaner winds

Ørsted committed to cleaner winds: Ørsted is dedicated to either reusing, recycling or recovering every one of the wind turbine blades employed in its force. Currently, the majority of deactivated blades go to landfills. However, as much as 95% of a wind turbine can be recycled, recycling of blades persist in being a challenge for…
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Offshore wind supported by driverless crafts

Offshore wind supported by driverless crafts: Two uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) have studied the seabed of intended offshore wind farms while supplying the experts with ocean data to back up the sustainability credentials of the developments. The data collection services provider XOCEAN own & operate the vessels that carried out cable route surveys in depths…
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Wind turbines hit new records

With the weather being windy and rainy, most brits have been stuck inside after the lockdown lifted, however wind turbines hit new records. Wind turbines have ensured the grid became greener. Almost two thirds of Britain’s electricity was provided by wind turbines stated the National Grid ESO. They stated “Our provisional data indicates a new…
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Renewable electricity capacity climbs 45% IEA evaluates

Renewable electricity capacity climbs 45% IEA evaluates: Renewable sources of electricity developed at their swiftest rate in two decades this last year. This is reported by a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), that values the sum of renewable electricity capacity set up in 2020 excelled by 45% to 280GW. This comprises the…
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