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ORE Catapult partnership to investigate longer blades

ORE Catapult partnership to investigate longer blades

UK: The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has signed a £2.3 billion (€2.6 billion) research partnership with the University of Bristol to look at building blades for the 13-15MW turbine generation.

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OWE 2017: Senvion keeps tight-lipped on 10MW turbine

OWE 2017: Senvion keeps tight-lipped on 10MW turbine

UK: Having let slip that it was working on a 10MW-plus offshore turbine at the AWEA conference in May, Senvion has declined to provide any further details at the London offshore event.

OWE 2017: US ready for rapid offshore deployment

OWE 2017: US ready for rapid offshore deployment

UK: The US offshore wind market has been slow to get started, but the right conditions are now in place for rapid progress, according to Jose Zayas, director of the wind energy technologies office at the US Department of Energy.

OWE 2017: Dong to deploy storage system at Burbo Bank

OWE 2017: Dong to deploy storage system at Burbo Bank

UK: Dong Energy has announced plans to install a 2MW battery storage system in north-west England, to be connected to the 90MW Burbo Bank offshore wind project.

OWE 2017: ScottishPower to collaborate with ORE Catapult

OWE 2017: ScottishPower to collaborate with ORE Catapult

UK: Developer ScottishPower Renewables and advisory body ORE Catapult will work together on improving offshore technologies and utilising the supply chain.

OWE 2017: Conference hails 'year of the floater'

OWE 2017: Conference hails 'year of the floater'

UK: Alain Delsupehxe, CEO of French engineering firm Eolfi, said that "2017 has been the year of lift-off for floating" technology during a seminar at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London on 6 June.

OWE 2017: Aerodyn twin-rotor concept on display

OWE 2017: Aerodyn twin-rotor concept on display

SPONSORED CONTENT: Founder and president of aerodyn engineering, Sönke Siegfriedsen tells Windpower Monthly about the company's new approach to offshore wind turbines with its SCDnezzy2 twin-rotor concept.


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Policies and rise of storage stopping co-location

EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.

Analysis: Major deals set challenge for top offshore supplier status

EUROPE: The battle between Siemens and MHI-Vestas (MV) for supremacy in the offshore market is intensifying as both firms took preferred supplier status with major orders.

UK post-election onshore fears

UK: Amber Rudd has been named the new secretary of state for energy and climate change following the election victory for the Conservative Party. However, the result could set back to development of onshore wind in England.

Analysis: UK government memos reveal tense Siemens talks over Hull

UK: A Freedom of Information request to the UK government by Windpower Monthly over Green Port Hull negotiations has lifted the lid on difficult talks with Siemens.

Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.

Analysis: Price-coupling fails to pass wind benefits to UK

EUROPE: Strong winds in Germany on 16 February 2014 led to plummeting wholesale electricity spot market prices on the German/French spot electricity exchange, giving just EUR 14.5-17.9/MWh for the German region and EUR 20.0-20.7/MWh for France.

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