By Daniel Cusick, ClimateWire for Scientific American: The first offshore wind farm in the United States is set to begin delivering power to Rhode Island’s electricity grid by year’s end, a milestone that could help reshape energy markets from New England to South Florida, experts say. But for U.S. offshore wind power to achieve its full potential, as much as 4 gigawatts of capacity, it will need a major influx of capital and know-how, much of which will come from Europe, where the technology has a 25-year performance record and now accounts for 11 GW of generation capacity on the continent. Representatives of top U.S. and European wind firms—including executives of Deepwater Wind, the firm building the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off Rhode Island—told industry peers gathered on the Gulf Coast last week that the industry should act now to establish the technical, logistical and policy frameworks to build more offshore wind farms in the United States. Cont'd...
DONG Energy Completes Acquisition of U.S. offshore wind development project in New Jersey - Announces "Ocean Wind"
DONG Energy has acquired RES Americas Developments Inc.'s (RES) more than 1000MW development project rights off the coast of New Jersey
EDF Group Signs a Strategic Partnership with Enbridge for the Three First Offshore Wind Farms Projects off the French Coast
Through this agreement, Enbridge acquires a 50% stake in Eolien Maritime France (EMF), the company controlling the three future offshore wind farms. EDF Energies Nouvelles and Enbridge will be co-owners (50/50) of EMF.
Hornsea One will be the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1,000 MW.
East Anglia ONE to have a total capacity of 714 megawatts Largest order to date for the 7 MW wind turbine Second offshore project for ScottishPower Renewables Service initially agreed for first five years
SCOTT WALDMAN for Politico : The federal government has designated an 81,000-acre area off of Long Island for possible commercial offshore wind development. The move by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wednesday to open the federal waters 11 miles off of New York to major wind development projects will be a significant boost to the Cuomo administration’s aggressive climate policies. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will now conduct an environmental assessment, with a possible sale of leases to follow. “New York has tremendous offshore wind potential, and today's milestone marks another important step in the President's strategy to tap clean, renewable energy from the Nation’s vast wind and solar resources,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said in a statement. “We will continue to work with the State and local stakeholders through a collaborative effort as we determine what places have the highest potential and lowest conflict to harness the enormous wind energy potential off the Atlantic seaboard.” Cont'd...
Report on Offshore Wind in Massachusetts Confirms Outlook for Market Driving Low Cost at Larger Scale to Power State's Clean Energy Future
Study finds State's commitment to offshore wind would enable markets and technology to generate a more than 50% drop in cost - and below or at-market energy prices for ratepayers - in next decade
By PHILIP MARCELO for AP: The offshore wind industry has high hopes for establishing a permanent beachhead in the U.S. after years of disappointment. Business leaders and politicians who gathered for an industry conference in Boston this week said wealthy investment firms and seasoned European offshore wind companies are increasingly committing to projects along the East Coast. That, they said, is evidence a domestic industry dreamed about for nearly two decades is finally on its way. "There's a palpable sense that it's finally happening," said Bryan Martin, a managing director at D.E. Shaw & Co. That New York hedge fund is the principal backer of Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island-based company looking to launch the country's first offshore wind farm off Block Island by the end of the year. "The U.S. tends to start small and ramp up very fast. I believe that will happen with offshore wind." Among the significant new players to emerge in the past year is DONG Energy, a Danish firm that operates more than a dozen wind farms, including some of Europe's largest. Cont'd...
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DONG Energy has agreed to take over RES Americas Developments Inc.'s (RES) more than 1000MW newly assigned development project rights off the coast of New Jersey
Offshore Wind Supply Chain Organizations Work Together To Build an Offshore Wind Supply Chain and U.S. Network
The Business Network for Offshore Wind (The Network) and the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative (MOWII) are pleased to work cooperatively to build an offshore wind supply chain and a larger U.S. Network through working together on the 2016 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF). The 2016 IPF will take place in Newport, Rhode Island from October 2-5. Details may be found at: www.2016IPF.com
With More Than 3.7 GW of New Capacity Added, 2015 Was Record Year for the Offshore Wind Energy Market, According to Navigant Research
Over 65 percent of offshore wind capacity was installed in Germany in 2015, report finds
GE to Provide 1GW Wind Converters and Become Key Technology Partner to Sewind, One Of China's Largest Offshore Turbine Suppliers
• GE 's LV3 wind converters to become one of the key components of Sewind's offshore wind turbines, with a total installed capacity of 1GW • The LV3 converters will be manufactured in China for China, deepening GE's commitment to the region • GE's strong local presence and technological know-how in the renewables space makes it the ideal partner of choice for Chinese industry
By Camille von Kaenel and ClimateWire: The Department of Energy has awarded around a half-million dollars to New York, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts state organizations to cooperate on scaling up the offshore wind industry in the region. Under the leadership of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the group will lay out a collaborative road map by the end of the year on how to build up the new industry. The project largely aims to reduce the cost of offshore wind projects, which has been a barrier to development, and establish a regional supply chain. Industry and state representatives learned about the federal grant at the first-ever offshore wind summit hosted by the White House yesterday. Offshore wind has struggled to take off in the United States. Europe, meanwhile, has more than 80 offshore wind farms with more than 10,000 megawatts of capacity. The White House summit marks a renewed effort to get the industry going in the United States, said various attendees. Cont'd...
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The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.