World’s tallest wind turbine reaches into the German sky

A new record has been set by German company Max Bögl Wind AG with its new turbine near to the town of Gaildorf, Germany.

The new turbine is (more…)

Microsoft acquires wind power for Dutch data centre

Tech giant Microsoft has signed a deal with Swedish energy company Vattenfall that will see it supply energy for Microsoft’s data centre in the Netherlands. The power will be supplied by a new onshore (more…)

World’s first floating windfarm now online

The Hywind project has recently come online off the coast of Aberdeenshire, potentially providing sufficient power for over 20,000 properties. (more…)

Microsoft strikes deal with GE to buy windfarm power

In a deal with General Electric (GE), Microsoft has committed itself to buying all the power from the new Tullahennel windfarm, which is currently being built in County Kerry, Ireland.

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Renewables generate almost a third of UK electricity

A government statement has revealed that renewable energy has reached a new record by generating 29.8% of the UK’s total electricity in the (more…)

Planning permission given for East Anglia offshore windfarm

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has given the green light for ScottishPower to build the second phase of its windfarm, which (more…)

Deepwater Wind requests Tesla battery

Deepwater Wind has revealed that it has requested a 40 MWh (megawatt hour) battery from Tesla Energy for a proposed 144 MW wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, making it a dispatchable source of electricity.

Should the project become a reality, it will massively overshadow other planned projects to combine wind power with (more…)

New report finds onshore wind could trump Hinkley for efficiency

New analysis by engineering consulting firm Arup has come to the conclusion that onshore windfarms could be built at around the same cost as new gas power stations and roughly half as much as the new (more…)

Scotland’s floating wind farm begins to take shape

The world’s first floating windfarm is beginning to become a reality off the north-east coast of Scotland. One of the giant floating turbines has been put into position, while the remaining four are still awaiting transportation from a (more…)

World’s first floating windfarm takes to the water

The first floating windfarm in the world has been introduced to a Norwegian fjord, from where the new turbines will be (more…)

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