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

The aeroMaster 5.0 MW offshore wind turbine developed by aerodyn and installed by Hyosung.

Hyosung installs aeroMaster 5.0 turbine prototype on Jeju Island

Hyosung Corp., the Korean power and industrial systems company and wind turbine manufacturer, recently installed the aeroMaster 5.0 offshore wind turbine prototype on Jeju-island, south of the Korean peninsula. Developed by aerodyn Energiesysteme GmbH in Germany, the turbine, with a rotor diameter of 139m and a 5 MW power capacity, has a high-speed drivetrain with

Siemens

Siemens to construct factory for offshore wind power in Great Britain

Siemens is investing more than EUR190 million (GBP160 million) in new offshore production facilities in Great Britain. Production of rotor blades for offshore wind turbines of the 6-megawatt class is planned, with a new logistics- and service centre slated for Hull. The British Prime Minister David Cameron and Michael Suess, member of the managing board

Gamesa's G128-5.0 MW Offshore turbine, its first offshore wind turbine.

Gamesa obtains type certification for its first offshore turbine

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured type certification for its first offshore wind turbine, the G128-5.0 MW Offshore, from DNV-GL, an accredited independent body. This completes the process of certifying the company’s first offshore product in less than seven months, and constitutes an endorsement for the platform’s technology that, in turn,

Moxa partners with SUBNET to showcase SubSTATION server and local HMI software

To demonstrate the hardware independence of its SubSTATION Server software and SubSTATION Explorer local HMI software packages, SUBNET has selected Moxa as a preferred hardware provider for a demonstration at the Distributech Africa Conference March 17 to 19 in Cape Town, South Africa, as well as several other high-profile international venues throughout 2014. SUBNET will

Currently in it's financing phase, Cape Wind is striving to be America's first offshore wind farm.

Cape Wind wins major legal victories over project opponents

United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled against Cape Wind project opponents in their four lawsuits challenging Cape Wind’s permit approval by the U.S. Department of Interior. The four legal challenges were originally filed in 2010 by the opposition group to Cape Wind (Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound), the Town of Barnstable, the Aquinnah

The Azimut Project has finalized successfully with important progress in technological advances, new materials, simulation tools and a web application.

Ending of the Azimut project that will enable the development of a 15 MW offshore wind turbine in 2020

The Azimut project, which aims to enable the development of world’s largest capacity wind turbine by 2020, has successfully completed their applied research activities undertaken during the last 4 years. The project has reached the objective of generating knowledge as well as key technologies that will enable the development of a turbine with unit capacity

Oakfield Wind Project. Image courtesy of First Wind

First Wind makes first payment to Oakfield

First Wind, an independent U.S. based renewable energy company, recently made its first payment to Oakfield, Maine, in the amount of $600,000 as part of the community benefit agreement. Situated about 2.5 miles from the center of Oakfield in Aroostook County, early construction on the 148 MW project began in late 2013. The Oakfield project will