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Sandia innovation eliminates reliance on rare-earth magnets for large-scale wind turbines

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Motivated by the need to eliminate expensive rare-earth magnets in utility-scale direct-drive wind turbines, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a fundamentally new type of rotary electrical contact. This had the potential to block growth of the wind industry.

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California Energy Commission adopts offshore wind goals: 5GW by 2030, 25 GW by 2045

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals and moving the state one step closer to development of the clean energy resource off California’s coast. 2022) “Potential Impacts of Floating Wind Turbine Technology for Marine Species and Habitats.”

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First offshore wind lease sale in the Pacific results in >$757M from 5 winning bids

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The Department of the Interior announced results from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM’s) wind energy auction for five leases offshore California. The lease sale represents the third major offshore wind lease sale this year and the first ever for the Pacific region.

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MAN supplying mixed medium- and high-speed engines for hybrid foundation/wind turbine installation vessels

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MAN Energy Solutions has won a fourth order to supply engines to Chinese shipbuilder, COSCO Heavy Industries, in Qidong for the construction of a second F-Class installation vessel used for the installation of offshore wind turbines and foundations.

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Mercedes-Benz plans wind farm at Papenburg test track to cover more than 15% of Group’s electricity needs in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz plans to build a wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, with an output of more than 100 MW to cover up to more than 15% of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany.

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Nacero awards 20-year wind power purchase agreement to NextEra for natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas

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The agreement calls for NextEra Energy Resources’ Texas wind power operations to provide Nacero with nearly 20 billion kilowatt-hours of green electricity over 20 years starting in 2025. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Fuels Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Wind

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First Very Large Crude Carrier with wind-assisted propulsion delivered in China

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DSIC) has delivered the wind-assisted Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) New Aden to China Merchant Energy Shipping Co., Market Background Ports and Marine WindDalian Shipbuilding Industry Co.

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Liquid Wind to partner with Sundsvall Energi on second electrofuel facility; eMethanol for shipping

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Sundsvall Energi will partner with Liquid Wind to be the host and provide carbon dioxide for the second commercial-scale—100,000 t—electrofuel facility in Sweden. —Claes Fredriksson, CEO and Founder of Liquid Wind.

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Biden Administration launching offshore wind offensive

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The Biden Administration announced a series of measures to support rapid offshore wind deployment, including designation of a new wind energy area and targeting the deployment of 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030. New Wind Energy Area. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing a new priority Wind Energy Area in the New York Bight—an area of shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast.

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Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy investing €120M over 5 years to develop fully integrated offshore wind-to-hydrogen system

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Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy are joining forces to develop an innovative solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine as a single synchronized system to produce green hydrogen directly. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Power-to-Gas Wind

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Norway just greenlit this vertical-axis floating wind turbine

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Swedish wind turbine maker SeaTwirl got the go-ahead to test its 1 megawatt (MW) S2X vertical-axis floating offshore prototype in Norway. more… The post Norway just greenlit this vertical-axis floating wind turbine appeared first on Electrek.

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Honda opens new $124M wind tunnel in Ohio

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Honda opened its new $124-million wind tunnel facility in Ohio, ushering in a new era of development testing capabilities for Honda and Acura products, as well as the company’s race vehicles. HALO Wind Tunnel Main Fan. Wind Tunnel Fact Sheet. Max Wind Speed.

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bp & Ørsted to produce green H2 at Lingen refinery; industrial-scale electrolyzer powered by offshore wind

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wind farm in the North Sea and the hydrogen produced will be used in the refinery.?. —Martin Neubert, executive vice president and CEO of offshore wind, Ørsted. ??. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Wind

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Klimatklivet awards Liquid Wind €15M toward production of eMethanol

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Swedish Climate Leap, “Klimatklivet”, is investing €15 million in power-to-fuel Liquid Wind’s facility, FlagshipONE, producing eMethanol. Earlier post.).

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bp and EnBW successful in ScotWind offshore wind bid; potential generating capacity of 2.9GW, up to £10B of investment

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bp and EnBW have been awarded a lease option off the east coast of Scotland to develop a major offshore wind project to be known as Morven. The E1 lease is in an advantaged area, allowing the partners to develop it as a fixed-bottom offshore wind project with a total generating capacity of around 2.9 Along with the offshore wind development, these investments include significant expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Scotland and green hydrogen production.

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Gigastack renewable hydrogen from offshore wind project advances to next phase; 100MW electrolyzer system

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The Gigastack project, led by ITM Power, Ørsted, Phillips 66 Limited and Element Energy, will show how renewable hydrogen derived from offshore wind can support the UK’s 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emission target. We’ve seen this happen in offshore wind. The UK has awarded £7.5

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Shearwater Energy developing SMR wind-hybrid energy project; selects NuScale Power

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a United Kingdom-based hybrid clean energy company, is developing a wind-SMR (Small Modular Reactor) and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales. Under the MOU, Shearwater and NuScale will generally explore opportunities for the combined generation of nuclear power based on NuScale’s SMR technology, offshore wind energy and hydrogen production at sites in the UK, with a flagship opportunity being explored at Wylfa on Anglesey. Shearwater Energy Ltd.,

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RWE and ArcelorMittal intend to build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities for low-emissions steelmaking

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Energy company RWE and steel producer ArcelorMittal have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop, build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities that will supply the renewable energy and green hydrogen required to produce low-emissions steel in Germany.

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Canada and Germany strike green hydrogen wind farm deal

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Canada and Germany will sign a deal on August 23 that will see the nations collaborate on a green hydrogen wind farm project led by World Energy GH2. The post Canada and Germany strike green hydrogen wind farm deal appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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MOL joins “Wind Hunter Project” for combination of sails and fuel cells on ships

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MOL) has joined a wide-ranging corporate-academic partnership in a zero-emission initiative called the “Wind Hunter Project,” seeking new applications for hydrogen fuel and wind power. MOL is currently working on the “Wind Challenger Project” to develop sailing technology.

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Jumbo completes transportation part of its largest job: T&I for Yunlin offshore wind

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Representing a significant milestone in the largest job in its history, Jumbo has completed the transportation element of its Transport & Installation contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The transport of the offshore wind substructures is now completed.

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Robotic boats are surveying seabeds at offshore wind farms

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Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall announced today that it’s successfully conducted large-scale seabed surveys with uncrewed robotic boats at several of its offshore wind farms in Denmark, Sweden, and the UK.

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World’s largest offshore wind farm will clear unexploded bombs

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The UK’s Dogger Bank , which will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm once it’s completed in 2026, will need to remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) items before it can proceed. The post World’s largest offshore wind farm will clear unexploded bombs appeared first on Electrek.

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Cargill and BAR Technologies bringing wind propulsion to bulk cargo ships

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Cargill and BAR Technologies have embarked on a strategic project with naval architect Deltamarin to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping. The project will see BAR Technology’s WindWings—large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 meters in height—fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships to harness the power of the wind and reduce CO 2 emissions by as much as 30%. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine Wind

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Australia officially launches its offshore wind industry

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Australia’s federal government has declared its first offshore wind farm zone. The post Australia officially launches its offshore wind industry appeared first on Electrek. It’s off Victoria’s south coast, in the southeastern region of the country. more….

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Could wind-and-solar towers charge EVs, stabilize the grid?

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Wind and solar-powered charging could further lower the environmental impact of electric cars; but one New York-based company wants to combine them in one electricity-generating device that could be used for EV charging stations or wherever grid-buffering might help keep blackouts at bay.

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These companies will build a floating wind turbine out of aluminum

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Aluminum and energy giant Hydro and floating wind specialist World Wide Wind will build an offshore floating wind turbine out of aluminum. The post These companies will build a floating wind turbine out of aluminum appeared first on Electrek.

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W2Power: Achieving successful offshore wind power deployment worldwide

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Findd out more about Enerocean’s W2Power floating wind power solution, which is set to be deployed across the globe by 2030. The post W2Power: Achieving successful offshore wind power deployment worldwide appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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This rooftop wind-powered microgrid withstood 105 mph gusts

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Dallas-based Hover Energy, which makes wind-powered microgrids with solar and storage, is going to begin commercial-scale production in January 2023. The post This rooftop wind-powered microgrid withstood 105 mph gusts appeared first on Electrek.

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Watch the installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine

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Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has released a video that shows how it built the world’s most powerful wind turbine prototype. more… The post Watch the installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine appeared first on Electrek.

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Wind turbines made entirely of wood are coming

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In just two years, Northern European companies have taken wooden wind turbines from prototype to commercialization. The post Wind turbines made entirely of wood are coming appeared first on Electrek.

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This company turns wind turbine blades into concrete

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An Iowa startup is transforming decommissioned wind turbine blades into reusable materials for the concrete and mortar industries. The post This company turns wind turbine blades into concrete appeared first on Electrek.

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EDP, TechnipFMC and partners to develop a concept study for green hydrogen production from offshore wind: BEHYOND

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coordinator and the entity responsible for the implementation of several phases: the strategic evaluation of the offshore wind-to-hydrogen market; the definition of viable business cases; and the technology roadmap to reach commercial maturity. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Wind

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France’s first offshore wind farm now has its first wind turbine

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GE Renewable Energy announced yesterday on Twitter that the first GE Haliade 150-6 megawatt (MW) wind turbine has now been installed at St. Nazaire, France’s first offshore wind farm.

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Japan’s first offshore wind farm installs its first turbine

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Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has installed the first wind turbine at Japan’s Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm. megawatt (MW) wind turbines. The post Japan’s first offshore wind farm installs its first turbine appeared first on Electrek.

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US shift toward wind and solar will cut coal, make EVs cleaner

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The EIA forecasts that wind and solar will together account for 16% of total electricity generation in 2023, up from 14% in 2022 and 8% in 2018. Increased use of renewable energy will help reduce electricity generation from coal and natural gas power plants, according to the U.S.

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Powering Offshore Wind Farms With Numerical Modeling of Subsea Cables

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Moving Wind Power Offshore The offshore wind (OFW) industry is one of the most rapidly advancing sources of power around the world. It makes sense: Wind is stronger and more consistent over the open ocean than it is on land. This sponsored article is brought to you by COMSOL.

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Siemens Gamesa launches recyclable onshore wind turbine blades

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After getting the world’s first offshore wind turbine with recyclable blades up and spinning in August , Siemens Gamesa has just launched its RecyclableBlade for onshore wind power projects.

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Liquid Wind selects Worley to design first eMethanol plant

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The Liquid Wind consortium in Sweden has selected Worley to provide basic engineering services for one of the world’s first commercial-scale eMethanol facilities.

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Mercedes-Benz to source CO2-free electricity in Germany from solar, wind and hydropower from 2022 onwards

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The CO 2 -free electricity from solar, wind and hydro sources is generated in various power plants, most of which are located in Germany. These include a part of a solar park with the size of 60 football pitches near Ingolstadt and 24 wind farms with a total of more than 200 wind turbines.

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US solar and wind expected to reduce coal and natural gas generation to 2025

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Increased US power generation from mostly wind and solar will reduce generation from both coal and natural gas power plants in 2023 and 2024, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) “ Short-Term Energy Outlook.”

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In Germany, BSE Engineering and the Institute for Renewable Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have demonstrated the conversion of wind power into renewable methanol.

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Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion system with methanol engine to power four SAL heavy lift vessels; wind farm installations

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The ships are scheduled for delivery in 2025 and will be used mainly to support wind farm installations. The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its hybrid propulsion system for four new heavy lift vessels being built at the Wuhu Shipyard in China.

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