First floating wind farm in the world generates power in Scotland

19/10/2017 13:54 Renewable


The world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland began to deliver electricity to the grid. 


The 30MW Hywind wind farm comprises five giant turbines, installed around 25 kilometers from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, and will power up 20,000 homes a year.

The advantage of floating turbines is the possibility to install them in waters that are too deep for traditional offshore wind farms. Developer Statoil is also trying to connect a 1MWh lithium battery storage solution to the floating wind farm with associated company Masdar.


Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the wind farm today. He affirmed that this event emphasizes the enormous development that was achieved in the green energy field in Scotland.

Sturgeon also revealed for the press: “Our support for floating offshore wind is testament to this government’s commitment to the development of this technology and coupled with Statoil’s Battery Storage Project, Batwind, puts us at the forefront of this global race and positions Scotland as a world center for energy innovation.”


Belgium commits €1 million to IRENA for climate issues

22/11/2017 13:32:00

The Walloon government in Belgium pledged €1 million financing to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for renewable power aid in the framework of the government’s plan to fight climate change under National Determined Contributions.


Daily (22.11.2017): EU carbon contracts posted 0.7% losses on Tuesday

22/11/2017 11:15:00

Oil prices surged on Tuesday, buyout by expectations of an extension next week to OPEC production cuts, but were under pressure from signs of increased output in the United States.


Russia aims strategic energy partnership with China

21/11/2017 16:13:00

Russian oil giant Rosneft has signed an agreement with Chinese company CEFC Energy, aiming crude oil supply. The accord is based on a long-term deal inked between parties earlier. The delivery will start next year.