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Wind Economics: By 2024 offshore will undercut nuclear

Wind Economics: By 2024 offshore will undercut nuclear

UK: Buried within the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget speech on 16 March was good news for offshore wind.

Case Study: Low temperature alert

Case Study: Low temperature alert

UK: Diligent technical monitoring prevented a gearbox failure, saving a UK wind-farm operator nearly £600,000.

Case Study: When offshore installation schedules go awry

Case Study: When offshore installation schedules go awry

UK: RES has created a new offshore cable-pull installation method. Project manager Kevin Todd tells David Weston how it works.

Wind Econonics: Changing returns on small-scale wind

Wind Econonics: Changing returns on small-scale wind

UK: The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) is proposing to reduce the feed-in tariffs for small-scale renewable-energy sources. Decc commissioned a report from consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff that analysed the costs and performance of small-scale systems.


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United Kingdom - Gearing up for a busy year amid regulatory change

UNITED KINGDOM: This year will be a busy one for the UK wind industry, with onshore developers striving to ensure that projects are operational ahead of changes to the renewables' incentive scheme next year. Offshore, manufacturers will be pinning down locations for factories and distribution centres ahead of the massive demand expected from developers involved in the UK's next wave of offshore projects - Round 3.