Offshore wind energy market to hit new high by 2020

Offshore Wind Energy Market

Wind energy continues to attract attention Offshore wind energy continues to be a popular subject in Europe and some parts of Asia. This form of renewable energy has the potential to be quite valuable for countries that have access to the strong wind currents that can be found at sea. While wind energy has long been popular in many parts of the world, the offshore variety has gained attention due to its potential to produce large amounts of electrical power by harnessing the unhindered strength of ocean wind currents. Offshore…

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Offshore wind energy wins victory in the US

Offshore wind energy

Offshore wind energy finds lackluster support in the US Offshore wind energy has become a very attractive concept for several countries that have access to the strong wind streams found at sea. The United Kingdom, China, and Germany have become strong advocates for offshore wind energy systems, claiming that such systems could be a more viable way of harnessing the power of the wind. The U.S., however, has been slow to warm to the concept, whether because of politics or because of uncertainty concerning the economic prospects of such projects.…

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The London Array begins generating electricity

Wind Energy Research

The London Array is activated The London Array, a massive offshore wind farm that will be the largest of its kind in the world once it is completed, has begun generating electricity. Construction of the massive wind farm, which is located off the coasts of Kent and Essex in the Thames Estuary, began in early 2011. More than 151 wind turbines have been installed in The London Array since then. The London Array is expected to receive the last of its wind turbines by the end of this year. Wind…

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New construction method could boost offshore wind energy

Offshore wind energy

Engineers develop new method that aims to make offshore wind energy more viable University of Cambridge engineers have developed a new construction method for wind turbines. This method could have a positive impact on the wind energy industry as it is expected to lower the cost of production of wind turbines and make offshore wind energy systems more efficient. If the method becomes popular and becomes widely accepted, the wind energy industry may see significantly increased payback and become more attractive to investors. Offshore wind energy systems have experienced a…

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