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Virginia to set ambitious offshore wind goal

Virginia to set ambitious offshore wind goal

Lawmakers in Virginia recently passed a bill that would almost double the state’s target for offshore wind to 5.2GW.

Insurance little help for coronavirus-hit wind sector

Insurance little help for coronavirus-hit wind sector

Wind power operators will most likely be unable to successfully claim insurance payouts for problems indirectly caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to a renewable energy underwriter.

Google parent drops kite-power pioneer Makani

Google parent drops kite-power pioneer Makani

Google parent company Alphabet has dropped kite-based wind-power systems developer Makani from its new technology investment platform X, explaining it was too slow and risky to reach commercialisation.

Open-source 15MW digital turbine launched

Open-source 15MW digital turbine launched

Researchers have launched a 15MW reference wind turbine to help manufacturers assess performance and costs ahead of developing a prototype.

Mayflower lowers US offshore to $58/MWh

Mayflower lowers US offshore to $58/MWh

Shell and EDP Renewables’ 804MW Mayflower Wind project will generate electricity for $58.47/MWh over its 20-year lifetime, marking a new benchmark for US offshore wind.

New schedule for delayed Vineyard site

New schedule for delayed Vineyard site

Vineyard Wind has been forced to put back the expected completion date of its first 400MW offshore wind project after US agencies finally issued an updated permitting timetable.