World’s first floating wind farm starts generating electricity

Five giant turbines have been tethered to the seabed about 15 miles from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The wind farm has been officially opened by Nicola Sturgeon. The first minister said the project, which will generate enough power for about 20,000 homes, was testament to Scotland's "international reputation" for renewable energy. Norwegian energy firm Statoil has [...]

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World’s biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool

The planet’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines have begun generating electricity off the Liverpool coast, cementing Britain’s reputation as a world leader in the technology. Danish company Dong Energy has just finished installing 195m-tall 32 turbines in Liverpool Bay that are taller than the Gherkin skyscraper, with blades longer than nine London buses. The [...]

The first U.S. offshore wind farm just shut down a diesel plant

America’s first offshore wind farm just helped to shut down a small diesel-fired electric power plant on Block Island, Rhode Island. Block Island officials on Monday switched on a connection between the island and a cable linking the wind farm to Rhode Island’s mainland power grid. The connection allowed the island’s only electricity source — [...]

Wildlife friendly windmill

Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) those bats are only likely to be in-flight around dawn and dusk at wind speeds between 2 and 5 meters per second—so Ecotricity and RSPB implemented a mitigation plan by which the turbine is shut off for half an hour before and after dusk, whenever wind speeds are [...]

Denmark Generated Enough Wind Energy To Power All Its Electricity Needs On Wednesday

According to WindEurope, Denmark generated a total of 70 gigawatt-hours (GWh) from onshore wind and another 27 GWh from offshore wind — enough to power the equivalent of 10 million average EU households. This is not the first time wind power has dominated generation statistics in Denmark, with several big wind energy days back throughout [...]