Forget green energy – low carbon power is going blue

Blue energy, which refers to the energy released when freshwater mixes with the ocean, could harness as much as 2TW of clean electricity

SSE sells three onshore wind projects

SSE has sold three wind projects to a UK energy company. Blue Energy will build and operate the Whiteside Hill, Blackcraig and Cour wind farms in Scotland. They are expected to have a total capacity of up to 98.7MW. Martin Pibworth, SSE’s Managing Director Wholesale said: “The sale represents the next step, following the recent […]

EU’s ‘blue energy’ plan set to make waves

The EU has unveiled a new plan to increase the development of ocean energy, which it claims could help create up to 20,000 jobs by 2035 in the UK alone. Also called “blue energy”, it covers all renewable energy at sea, including, wave and tidal but excluding offshore wind. The plan includes the establishment of […]

Developer splashes £250m on UK wind farms

A UK-based energy project developer is spending £250million on buying and developing a clutch of small onshore wind farms across the UK. Last December Blue Energy announced plans to build Africa’s largest solar PV plant. Now it has picked up two wind farms and four more projects from developer RidgeWind with funding from UK private […]

UK firm to build Africa’s largest solar plant

A UK renewable company has been chosen to build Africa’s largest solar power plant. The 155MW Nzema plant in Ghana, which will have more than 630,000 solar panels, is also believed to be one of the biggest in the world as Blue Energy claims only three solar plants currently in operation are bigger. It is […]