The first power on Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK was achieved recently. When fully operational, Hornsea 2’s 165 8 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be capable of generating 1.32 GW of clean electricity.
A recent study has found that renewables can meet most of the world’s energy needs. Even the most industrialized countries that need a heavy power supply can rely on renewable energy, specifically wind and solar.
New research has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the vertical turbines increase each other's performance by up to 15%.
The construction project, believed to be the biggest in Danish history, will link hundreds of wind turbines to deliver enough electricity for millions of households. Authorities hope to have the hub operable by 2033.
On the 18th of December, 2020 the wintry weather set a record in Britain as more than 40% of that day’s electricity was generated on wind farms. Less than one-fifth of the day’s electricity came from coal plants and gas.
U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson has affirmed government plans to ensure that the entire country is powered by offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.K. government will be required to generate at least 40GW of energy.
Orsted, a Danish company, anticipates that the scale and efficiency of wind farms at sea can play a crucial role to supply heavy industry with green hydrogen. Hydrogen is one of the few fuels that can burn hot enough to make steel and cement.
Renewables produced 29.5 TeraWatt-hours in July, August, and September, while fossil fuels only produced 29.1 TW-hr and that less than 1% of the UK's electricity came from coal during the quarter.
In the first half of 2019, Scottish wind generated enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes, almost double the number of homes there.
A new report shows there was more biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind capacity installed on the US grid in April 2019 than plants set up to burn the fossil fuel.
Hornsea One officially commenced operations this month. The project is the first in the world with a capacity of over 1GW, double the size of the current world’s largest.
According to statistics, hydropower accounts for the largest share with an installed capacity of 1,172 GW, wind and solar energy account for most of the remainder with capacities of 564 GW and 480 GW respectively.