With floating platforms, offshore wind cost set to plunge


Floating wind turbines offer huge falls in the cost of offshore wind power and could be generating power in UK waters at well under the cost of new nuclear by 2020, provided adequate support. Source: http://www.theecologist.org/    

EWEA Rebrands to WindEurope


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The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has announced that will become WindEurope. The organisation explained that its brand needed to evolve as the wind energy, which moved from a niche sector to a mainstream industry, is evolving. Link: WindEurope Web Source: Offshorewind.biz

Concrete Floating Turbine Economizes Wind Power


Under the guidelines of AFOSP, Climent Molins and Alexis Campos of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, present Windcrete, a floating cylindrical base that has a concrete, rather than steel, structure. They claim … Read More

New report confirms offshore wind costs falling fast


A recent ORE Catapult report  provided strong evidence that the cost of energy from offshore wind continued to fall through 2015 and remains on track to deliver the target of £100/MWh by 2020. Source: https://ore.catapult.org.uk/

New patent granted


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The patent of WindCrete floating platform concept has been granted by United States Patent and Trademark Office: Application number: 14/795288 Patent number: 9238896 You can access to the UPSTO following the link attached. USPTO Link