In the debates about the environmental effects of wind farms and wind turbines, it’s unfortunate that a lot of media coverage is given to those that see them as a blight on the land and the offshore seascapes; towering monstrosities of evening sunlight deflection and distracting noise.… Read the rest
While France has a considerable length of coastline, there are, as yet, no functioning offshore wind farms. But plans are advanced to change this. There are a total of four projects, totalling 2Gw, that had tenders awarded in 2012 and another tender round will occur this year.… Read the rest
Renewable UK, the UK renewable industry group, considers that the East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavian countries if the proper regulations are drawn up and put in place.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
MarketReportsOnline have made available a major report on the cost of wind power energy, then, now and in the future. It is available here: http://www.marketreportsonline.com/395631.html.
The report begins by covering the basics that most in the industry would concur with: The research says that wind power is a capital intensive industry with most of the investment required upfront at the start.… Read the rest