Something in the air – A big win for German wind?
An event to redefine the landscape of renewable energy? That remains to be seen. What is certain is that Germany’s wind industry has taken a giant leap forward, as a record-breaking auction win blows fresh life into the sector.
Sunrise Wind transmission line – Powering New York with clean energy
The Sunrise Wind Farm, located off the coast of Long Island, is set to be one of the first major offshore wind projects for the state of New York. With a 25-mile transmission line connecting the proposed 924MW wind farm to an existing substation in Brookhaven, this ambitious public-private partnership is poised to transform the country’s renewable energy landscape.
The Gulf of Mexico – Driving the energy transition
Mexico and the USA are two countries that share the same goal when it comes to wind energy. Both want to massively expand their offshore wind power output in the coming years. And for that, they have the ideal location. A conjoint region that has recognized its wind potential and is becoming a frontrunner in the fight against climate change.
North Sea synergy – Surrounding countries debating over expansion
Europe counts on offshore wind energy, especially from the North Sea, to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal. Some of the bordering countries recently met to discuss the expansion and future development of the sea.
Heading Offshore – The recent boom in the expansion of offshore wind energy
Global offshore wind activity is on the rise. Since 2021 the number of related projects in the pipeline has never been higher. Experts are already speaking of a boom that is being driven primarily by China, the UK, and the USA. But is this development just a flash in the pan or is it here to stay?
No need to choose – Preserving species and fighting climate change
Wind energy is a driving force of the energy transition. Especially offshore wind parks have proven to be extremely promising due to their ability to produce massive amounts of energy. Yet, marine biologists are concerned about the influence the construction may have on the underwater environment. Does this mean we have to sacrifice climate protection for the sake of marine flora and fauna?
Inspecto-drones – How can drones support turbine maintenance?
Drones are fast, agile, and make light work of reaching high altitudes. But that doesn't necessarily mean they will revolutionize wind turbine maintenance overnight. Incidentally, we are still waiting for the big drone breakthrough in the industry. When is it going to happen?
No room? No worries! – Why hybrid offshore farms are making waves
In western Europe, the seasons are fairly predictable. Winds are higher in winter. Whereas in summer, the sun is out more often. While this might sound like stating the obvious, it is for this reason that a 16-company-strong consortium is planning to build the first hybrid offshore park off the Belgian coast.
BASF commits to offshore expansion – Huge strides for Germany’s industrial sector
German energy company RWE and chemical-producing giant BASF have put pen-to-paper on a letter of intent, which details plans to electrify the mass production of chemicals and hydrogen with green power harnessed at sea.