Offshore wind energy developers agree to terms issued by Maryland regulators

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Developers agree to terms that will ensure the future of their offshore wind energy projects Developers of two major wind energy projects in Maryland have accepted terms offered by regulators that will allow these projects to continue taking form. Agreeing to these terms will allow the projects to collect subsidies from the state, which will help ensure that the wind energy projects produce electrical power when they are fully developed. Deepwater Wind and U.S. Wind are the companies that have agreed to the terms, which were laid out by Maryland’s…

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Dong Energy aims to bring offshore wind energy to Taiwan

Dong Energy opens new office in Asia-Pacific Dong Energy, a Danish energy developer, is setting its sights on Taiwan’s wind energy market. The company has opened a new office in the Asia-Pacific with this purpose in mind. Dong Energy believes that offshore wind projects could be a major benefit to Taiwan, which is working to embrace clean power more readily. Taiwan wants to have 3 GW of installed offshore wind energy capacity installed by 2025 Taiwan is home to a great deal of offshore wind potential. Dong Energy is currently…

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First offshore wind energy system begins operation in the US

Deepwater Wind has successfully completed a stage of its ambitious offshore project The United States now has its first operational offshore wind energy system. Two large wind turbines have been installed off the coast of Rhode Island. These are the first wind turbines to be installed in U.S. waters. Deepwater Wind, a prominent wind developer, is behind the project, and expects to install three more wind turbines in the same area by the end of this month. The developer has ambitious plans when it comes to the development of offshore…

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UK offshore wind energy system wins more support

E.ON invests in the Rampion Wind Farm German utility E.ON has partnered with the United Kingdom’s Green Investment Bank in order to support an offshore wind energy system taking form in the UK. The project, called the Rampion Wind Farm, will be located off the coast of Brighton in Southern England. The project also has the support of Vestas Wind Systems, a developer of wind turbines. Vestas will be delivering 116 of its wind turbines to the project, with delivery expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017. Offshore…

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Siemens makes a deal with offshore wind energy project

Gemini offshore wind project is making some progress The large-scale Gemini wind energy project is inching closer to becoming a reality. The project is set to take root off the coast off the northern coast of the Netherlands and will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world when it is completed. The project has been in its development stages for some time and has been making slow progress through these stages due to technical and political issues. The wind farm currently boasts of an estimated 600…

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Wind energy facing troubling future

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Offshore wind energy continues to grow in Europe Offshore wind energy has found a great deal of support in Europe, where many countries are exploiting their access to the ocean for the sake of energy production. According to a recent study from the European Wind Energy Association, the region accounts for a record number of installed offshore wind turbines during the first half of 2013. Many countries have opted to pursue offshore wind energy for economic reasons as the cost of fossil-fuels grows to a point where it can no…

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Offshore wind energy system receives investments from Japanese companies

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Offshore wind energy system gains support in Japan A new, expansive offshore wind energy system may find a home off the coat of Japan. A number of companies, including the Toshiba Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, JFE Steel, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Toa Corp.., and Toyo Construction, are expected to invest approximately $1.53 billion in the new energy system that may be taking form over the next year. The investments coming from these companies will support the development of new offshore wind turbines that will be used as part of a massive…

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Offshore wind energy making progress in the UK

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Siemens announces shipment of wind turbines to the UK Siemens, a German manufacturer of wind turbines, has been tagged as the supplier of 300 turbines that are making their way to the United Kingdom. Each turbine is capable of generating 6 megawatts of electricity, with the entire shipment accounting for over 1,800 megawatts of power capacity. The turbines will be used in the United Kingdom’s ambitious offshore wind energy projects, which are currently under development. The country has taken a keen interest in offshore wind energy because of the powerful…

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Department of Energy to invest $180 million in four offshore wind energy projects

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The U.S. government has announced that it will be investing $180 million in new offshore wind energy projects over the next six years. The initiative is meant to embolden the growing alternative energy industry in the country, which is quickly becoming a major economic force. The Department of Energy believes that wind power is still an untapped resource and could bring major benefits to the country in terms of energy. Offshore wind farms in the UK and parts of Europe have proven that wind is, indeed, a powerful source of…

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