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The Winds of Change: Wind Energy PPAs Are the Future for Data Centers

September 28, 2015 by Ryan Kidman

Wind Energy and Data Centers

In the cutting-edge tech industry, it’s not surprising that big name companies are at the forefront of green energy. This new energy market harnesses the power of renewable resources to generate electricity instead of relying on oil, gas and nuclear plants.[read more]

Bridging Waves with Service Operation Vessels

September 21, 2015 by René Cornelis Wigmans

Offshore Wind Operation Vehicles

Far from the coast, the winds are strong. This is the ideal place for offshore wind farms, and it is precisely here, thanks to the trend towards renewable energy, that large wind farms are being built. Yet until now, no appropriate maintenance concept for these high-performance power stations has been developed.[read more]

Offshore Service Operation Vessels: From Idea to Completion

September 15, 2015 by René Cornelis Wigmans

Offshore Wind and Construction Vessels

The wind energy sector is growing and growing – and its services must also keep up to speed. Siemens developed a concept to tackle this at an early stage, and has opted to deploy offshore service operation vessels (or SOVs for short). Two of these vessels are now in operation.[read more]

First Offshore Wind Farm in the United States Begins Construction

August 14, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

United States Offshore Wind

In July, American offshore wind developer, Deepwater Wind, installed the first foundation for what is expected to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project will be located three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island.[read more]

Europe Launches Offshore Wind Power Bonanza

August 10, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Europe and Wind

Nearly 130 gigawatts of installed wind power accounted for more than 8 percent of Europe’s electricity demand in 2014. That figure might not seem particularly large, especially since renewable energy accounted for 78 percent of Germany’s power consumption one afternoon in late July.[read more]

SunEdison Makes a ($2.2 Billion) Deal, Offshore Wind Breaks Water

July 29, 2015 by Lexie Briggs

Energy News


This week, one AEE Member company dominated the news cycle with a major acquisition, HP joined the trend toward advanced energy-run data centers, and the American offshore wind energy industry is finally off the ground (and in the water).[read more]


Europe Keeps Putting More Wind on the Grid: Denmark Blows Past 40 Percent Wind Power, Germany and United Kingdom Approach 10 Percent

May 27, 2015 by Matt Roney

Offshore Wind Power in Europe

In January 2014, Denmark’s wind electricity output was enough to meet an astonishing 62 percent of its electricity demand. By 2016, wind will be Denmark’s cheapest source of electricity, according to a government report, costing half as much as new coal- or natural gas-fired generation.[read more]

Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Offshore Wind Power

March 6, 2015 by Maria Robinson

Offshore Wind

Offshore wind turbines are located on bodies of water where there is access to stronger wind resources than are typically available on land. These turbines convert the kinetic energy of the wind to electricity with no greenhouse gas emissions. Generally, these turbines are fixed directly to the sea floor.[read more]

New Technology Critical to Future of Offshore Wind Energy

February 10, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Offshore Wind and New Tech

Germany’s Siemens has handed over the first of a total of five commissioned North Sea grid connections, the BorWin2 offshore platform, to its customer TenneT, a German-Dutch transmission grid operator, for immediate commercial operation.[read more]

Cape Wind Loses Power Contracts, Becomes Victim of Class Warfare

January 9, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

Nearly a decade and a half after it was first proposed, America's first commercial offshore wind project, Cape Wind, could be on its last legs. Recently, National Grid and NSTAR, companies that agreed to buy electricity from Cape Wind, said they were scrapping their power purchase agreements with the developer.[read more]


Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Offshore Wind

October 28, 2014 by Schalk Cloete

Costs of Offshore Wind Energy

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of offshore wind energy. Please add your opinion so we can gather a statistically significant sample and get a meaningful indication of the consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

Get Ready, Get Set, Go: Offshore Wind in the USA

October 24, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

US Offshore Wind

Everybody, hold onto your hats. The moment that so many of us have long been waiting for may have actually, finally arrived – or, well, it’s not very far off now. American offshore wind is on the horizon, figuratively and literally, and it is approaching fast.[read more]

Policies Can Move Offshore Wind Energy Off Of Drawing Boards And Into The Water, New DOE Report Says

September 5, 2014 by Kit Kennedy

Renewables Policies

Could the United States go from being nowhere on offshore shore wind power to having over a dozen projects built over the next five to seven years? That’s a very real possibility, according to a report just released by the U.S. Department of Energy.[read more]

Strong Federal Endorsement Could Spur First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm to Begin Construction This Year

July 6, 2014 by Kit Kennedy

Federal Wind Project Support

News out from the federal Department of Energy suggests a promising future for U.S. offshore wind power. The agency announced it is backing the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts—long expected to be the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm—with a $150 million loan guarantee.[read more]

DOE Offers First Offshore Wind Loan Guarantee

July 4, 2014 by Tom Carlson

DoE and Offshore Wind Loans

The Department of Energy made a provisional commitment to a $150 million loan guarantee for the Cape Wind offshore wind power project in Massachusetts. With that pledge, Cape Wind will have raised nearly 60 percent of the estimated $2.5 billion it needs to build what could be the nation’s first offshore wind farm.[read more]