Category: Commercial Wind Power

Storing Green Energy

Storing Green Energy

It has long been recognised that the vagaries of  the waves, the sun, and the wind,  mean that renewable “green” cannot be relied upon for 100% all-year-round electricity generation.  While batteries can be used to store energy generated while the waves are high, the wind is blowing and the sun is shining, they have been […]

UK Offshore Wind Capacity now 10 Gigawatts

UK Offshore Wind Capacity now 10 Gigawatts

The UK Coalition Government’s Ministers have said that they will be providing  £66m of funding to improve the supply chain for offshore wind developments, boost innovation and bring new products to market. They anticipate that this could help the industry contribute £7bn to the economy and create 30,000 jobs by 2020. The announcement came just […]

Pellworm, the Greenest Island?

Pellworm, the Greenest Island?

Pellworm  is one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea Coast of Germany. It is tiny- its area is 37  square kilometres and its permanent population is just over 1000 souls (and about 1000 sheep). Small and insignificant? No! When it comes to renewable energy, it has long been ahead of its time. This […]

The World's Most Powerful Turbine

The World's Most Powerful Turbine

Veterans of the wind power industry, Vestas, have been showing off their new super-turbine which is reckoned to be the most powerful yet seen. It’s the Vestas V 164-8.0. How come? It’s the combination of an 8MW power-rating and a 164-metre rotor diameter. That will make the V164-8.0 the world’s most powerful turbine to date. […]

Abengoa to Build New Wind Farm in Uruguay

Abengoa to Build New Wind Farm in Uruguay

The Spanish energy company Abengoa announced in the last few days that it had a contract to build a 70 megawatt wind farm worth an estimated $165 million in Uruguay. The wind farm will be built in Palomas, Uruguay and the energy it produces will meet the demands of 100,000npeople and prevent the emissions of more than […]