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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Massachusetts Will See New Offshore Wind in 2021

1 Jun , 2018  

Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, June 1, 2018 Last Wednesday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that Vineyard Wind, a collaboration between Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, has won a contract from the state to build 800 MW of offshore wind south of Martha’s Vineyard. The plant will begin construction in 2019 and will be operating […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Floating Wind Farm in Scotland Provides a Peek into the Power of Offshore Wind

6 Mar , 2018  

Scotland’s floating wind farm is showing how powerful offshore wind can be The turbines withstood some serious gusts. Ars Technica, March 4, 2018 The world’s first commercial floating offshore wind farm, called Hywind, started sending electricity to the grid last October. Since then, the six-turbine, 30MW installation has been working well. Really well. In fact, Hywind […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Europe’s New Record: 20% of Energy from Offshore Wind

8 Nov , 2017  

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Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits On September 14, 2017, 19.8% of European electricity demand was met by wind power. A new record was later reported that day, setting the mark for the largest amount of offshore wind energy generated across the continent. Over the course of one day, onshore wind consistently produced 1,360 GWh of […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

New York Proposes to a Develop 2,400 MW Offshore Wind Farm

13 Jan , 2017  

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New York seeks to develop U.S.’s biggest offshore wind projects Reuters, January 12, 2017 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week proposed to develop up to 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2030 capable of powering 1.25 million homes as the state seeks to lead the nation in renewable energy production. The offshore […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Offshore Wind Comes to the U.S.

29 Aug , 2016  

Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits Off the coast of Block Island, 10 miles south of Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean, five gigantic wind turbines mark the beginning of offshore wind power in the U.S. The five turbines that will make up the Block Island wind farm are each capable of producing 6 megawatts (MW) […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Offshore Wind Power Marks the Next Frontier in New York

3 Jun , 2016  

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Interior Announces Milestone for New York Offshore Commercial Wind Energy U.S. Department of the Interior, June 2, 2016 Furthering progress on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the proposed lease sale for 81,130 acres […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Is a 100 Percent Renewable Future Possible in the U.S.?

30 Mar , 2016  

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This chart shows the United States’ mind-blowing clean energy potential Grist, March 30, 2016. Image credit: Greyerbaby The United States uses about 3.7 million gigawatt-hours of electricity each year. That’s an unfathomably huge number. But the next time someone tries to make the argument that 100 percent renewable energy is out of reach for the U.S., show them this image: […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Hornsea Project One Gets the Green Light in Britain

4 Feb , 2016  

World’s biggest wind farm given go-ahead off Britain Phys.org, February 4, 2016. Image credit: music4life Offshore wind developer Dong Energy said Wednesday a final decision had been made to construct the 1.2 gigawatt Hornsea Project One scheme off the coast of Yorkshire in northern England. Scheduled for completion by 2020, the giant development would span 160 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Where is the American Offshore Wind?

4 Jun , 2015  

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, June 4, 2015. Image credit: moerschy Onshore wind energy has firmly planted itself as the least expensive renewable energy technology available, and offshore wind offers significant prospects for energy generation. Offshore turbines can be much taller, where stronger and more consistent winds are available, and bigger across, too. A quick look at […]

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