The German-Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT is using low-loss, high-voltage direct-current transmission (HVDC) technology to reliably transport the electricity from the wind farms over long distances onto land. Siemens is implementing five of the nine offshore grid connections ordered to date for the North Sea, thus contributing to a successful energy turnaround.

Siemens receives major order for BorWin3 North Sea grid connection from TenneT

Siemens receives an order from TenneT for an offshore wind farm grid connection in the North Sea. In a consortium with Petrofac, Siemens will supply the complete technology for efficient direct-current transmission for the BorWin3 grid connection as the consortium leader. The consortium partner Petrofac, with over 30 years of experience as a leading EPC

SheerWind Invelox

SheerWind to install wind power pilot project in Dubai

SheerWind announced a pilot project to be commissioned at Dubai Aluminium PJSC (“DUBAL”), which operates one of the world’s largest aluminum smelting facilities and has a power generating capacity of nearly 2,400 MW. SheerWind’s relationship with DUBAL will begin with a 250 kW INVELOX wind power generation pilot project. DUBAL’s interest in SheerWind’s technology is


Will U.S. patents follow wind turbines offshore?

This article is by Cortney Alexander of the law firm Finnegan Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP. Many in the U.S. industry believe that the future of wind energy lies offshore. However, to overcome objections that offshore wind farms will ruin expensive ocean views, wind turbines may have to be installed out of sight several


GCube president discusses the U.S. offshore wind market

There has been much discussion surrounding the sustainability of the U.S. offshore wind market. The difficulties facing this emerging market can be seen worldwide. Today, John McLane, President of GCube Insurance Services, joins us to discuss the U.S. offshore wind market, its challenges, and the road ahead.       Podcast Length: 5:30 Podcast: Play

GE launches advanced 1.7-103 low-wind speed turbine in India.

GE strengthens India’s localization efforts in wind energy

GE recently introduced the 1.7-103 wind turbine, its first wind turbine developed and engineered specifically for India’s low-wind speed conditions. For wind farm operators, the turbine’s large 103-meter rotor will help deliver high-efficiency output and attractive project economics. The 1.7-103 also provides a 30 percent increase in annual energy production compared to its predecessor, the

A FoundOcean grouted jacket at the Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm.

FoundOcean finishes securing the 48 turbine Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm

On Friday, March 14, 2014, it was confirmed that FoundOcean had completed grouting operations on the 48th turbine, of RWE Innogy’s 295 MW capacity Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm is located 35 kilometres northeast of the island of Helgoland in the German North Sea and sits in water depths of up to

The trade show included small wind turbines that are particularly suitable for slow-wind areas, new substructures for east-west facing solar panels, and new wood burners, mini solar systems for own consumption and small-scale manure-based biogas plants

New (renewable energy) Energy Husum trade show a success

New Energy Husum finished up a thoroughly positive result. “The fair has once again shown that it is the optimal platform for players in the grass roots energy transition, and this has been substantiated by the high visitor numbers and the positive feedback from the exhibitors”, says a pleased exhibition boss Peter Becker. Despite the

The operation strategy for the 2B6 has been carefully sculpted to mitigate known risks and lower costs.

2-B Energy intros its two-blade design for work offshore

2-B Energy believes the basis for its design has shifted, with new drivers for offshore technology challenging the existing design path, possibly closer to its limit for reducing costs further. The new market (offshore) in combination with new turbine size class, opens a new chapter in wind technology and path, says the company, for the

Vaisala Lightning

Weather Fusion will soon deliver STRIKEnet lightning verification reports

Starting April 1, 2014, Weather Fusion LLC. will be the exclusive distributor of Vaisala STRIKEnet lightning verification reports to the U.S. insurance industry. Claims managers, claims adjusters, and investigative forensic engineers will be able to purchase STRIKEnet lightning reports from the same source they have come to rely on for hail and other severe weather

The Lake Erie Islands

Ohio environmental groups back Icebreaker offshore wind project

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) recently announced that several key environmental groups support Icebreaker, the 6-turbine offshore wind pilot project in Lake Erie, the first of its kind in the Great Lakes region. In letters posted on LEEDCo’s website, The Ohio Environmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, Environment Ohio, The Sierra Club, Mom’s Clean