Islands in the (wind) stream – How islands are reforming their power production
Inhabitants of small islands are having a hard time meeting their power needs, as redirecting energy from the mainland is only possible using expensive submarine cables. Yet more and more islands are now home to wind farms. Winds, after all, tend to be strong and steady at sea. But it's not quite as simple as it sounds.
Wind energy, ahoy! – Over 50 floating wind farms in planning worldwide
Wind energy is growing ever more efficient. This is especially true offshore, where wind conditions are almost always favorable. Most offshore wind farms are bedded near the coastline, but this article looks at an even more advantageous – and already existing – alternative. Read here about some of the world's floating wind farms.
Together towards the energy transition – Cross-border alliances to boost offshore wind
Europewide, there is a growing desire for an energy transition, as many nations increase their onshore and offshore wind energy resources. But why are countries making decisions independently when the EU offers incentives for cross-border collaboration? This article reveals three projects, which show how international teamwork can look.
Offshore wind paying its own way – Are renewables becoming the cheaper option?
A UK-based team of researchers has a bold prediction. In three to four years at the latest, wind energy will be cheaper than fossil energy in Germany, Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, and Denmark.
Green hydrogen: The next step for wind – Offshore wind farms, artificial islands, and a green hydrogen future
Denmark's government wants to build artificial islands with huge offshore wind farms – and convert the electricity generated into hydrogen directly on site. The project will be realized in ten years at the latest, meaning Denmark could soon be climate neutral.