Germany May Boost Offshore Wind Auction Capacity 33% by 2030

By Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is bowing to industry pressure to boost Germany’s offshore wind capacity, already among the biggest in Europe. The government will assess how to boost offshore capacity to 20 gigawatts by 2030 from a planned 15 gigawatts, according to details in an energy law passed by the parliament on Friday. The … [Read more...]

Ex-Trump Adviser Knocks Support for Lake Erie Wind Farm

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. (Bloomberg) -- A conservative energy research group led by a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team is taking the administration to task for backing a project that would install six giant wind turbines in the middle of Lake Erie. “It’s unclear why a technology that is so expensive should be co-funded by U.S. taxpayers,” according to a … [Read more...]

Aeolus Energy Planning Jones Act-Compliant Fleet of Offshore Wind Vessels

Orlando-based Aeolus Energy has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilding group Ulstein to design the first Jones Act compliant service vessel for the budding U.S. offshore wind market. Aeolus says the purpose-built vessel, known in the industry as a Service Operations Vessel (SOV), will be the first among a fleet of vessels to support the full scope of offshore wind … [Read more...]

MHI Vestas Launches Record-Breaking 10MW Wind Turbine

Denmark-based offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas says it has broken the industry's double-digit power barrier with the release of the world's first turbine to achieve a power rating of 10 MW.  The record-breaking turbine, called the V164-10.0 MW, builds on the company' popular V164 platform, with more than 100 V164 turbines already installed in the UK and … [Read more...]