Could floating solar panels be the key to clean energy in Singapore?

The nation’s Housing and Development Board says the technology would be well-suited to the land-scarce city-state

Russia launches floating nuclear power plant

The Akademik Lomonosov is said to be capable of generating enough power for a town of up to 100,000 people

UK’s floating rig decommissioning ‘at minimal levels’

The market for decommissioning floating oil and gas infrastructure is currently dominated by five countries, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, China and Pakistan. That’s according to a new study commissioned by Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE), Scottish Enterprise (SE) and the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF). It says the activity that has taken in place in […]

Deep sea wind power ‘offers triple that found onshore’

Wind energy over deep oceans could offer three times as much power as is available from onshore projects of the same size. That’s according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which suggests there is so much wind energy potential over oceans it could theoretically be used to generate […]

Floating wind farm planned in Scotland

A floating wind farm could soon be installed off the coast of Scotland. Dounreay Tri Limited’s prototype project, subject to planning permission, will be fully assembled on land by energy service firm Global Energy Group and then towed out to sea to generate renewable power. Unlike existing wind farms, the innovative technology can be deployed in deep seas […]

€7.3m to boost floating wind technologies

An international project worth €7.3million (£5m) plans to develop the next generation of floating wind technologies. The project, which includes 12 energy firms and research groups, will run for 40 months. It will focus on developing 10MW wind turbines at water depths greater than 50m. The first step is to successfully develop two of these […]

Step forward for UK’s first floating wind farm

The UK’s first floating wind farm is a step closer to becoming a reality after the Crown Estate granted a lease to Statoil to develop the next phase of its Hywind project. The Crown Estate manages most of Britain’s seabed and is responsible for renewable energy generation rights on the UK Continental Shelf. The new […]

Floating turbines may get tested at Wave Hub

The Energy Technologies Institute is examining the possibility of trialling floating wind turbines at a testing site in the South West. The ETI says the unorthodox wind turbine could maximise the potential of the UK’s windy coastline and bring generation costs for renewables down. Should the project get the green light, the ETI will install […]

Russian floating nuclear on track

The construction of Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant is progressing, with the two steam turbines now in place. According to World Nuclear News, the Baltiysky Zavod shipbuilding company completed installing the turbo-generators, each weighing 230 tonnes, on 3 August in Saint Petersburg. Four kilometres of power cable are to be installed by mid-August, the […]