DONG Energy installs ‘next generation’ turbines

DONG Energy has installed two “next generation” wind turbines (pictured) at its Gunfleet Sands site, which is believed to help cut the cost of energy in offshore wind. The Danish firm claims the 6MW Siemens turbines are the “first two turbines of their kind to be installed offshore in the world” and will go through […]

London offshore wind farm begins producing power

The first power from what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm has been produced, it was announced yesterday. Located in the Thames Estuary around 20km off the coasts of Kent and Essex, the 630MW London Array farm has been under construction since March 2011. It is owned by Danish energy supplier DONG Energy, German […]

Full speed ahead for world’s largest wind farm – in UK

The world’s largest wind farm is now fully operational off the coast of Cumbria. All 102 turbines of the Walney Offshore Windfarm are now delivering electricity into the UK’s grid. Made up of two projects, Walney 1 and 2, the wind farm has a total capacity of 367MW – enough to supply up to 320,000 […]

Wind cost could come down by a third

The Government and wind industry players say it will be possible to bring the price of offshore wind energy down to £100 per megawatt in less than a decade. This would cut the cost by around a third (30%) by 2020, from £140/MWh today – if the “tough timeline” of recommendations in a new report […]

Who will pay for offshore wind?

ELN report from Renewable UK’s offshore wind conference in Liverpool