New competition seeks to improve wind energy resource estimates

The growing size of offshore turbines and wind farms, extending beyond 200m in height and occupying tens of kilometres, has challenged traditional wind farm models

Competition seeks new tech to reduce offshore crew transfer vessel emissions

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator is providing up to £100,000 to the winning technologies to support demonstration or development

£400,000 boost for offshore wind cable innovation

Three firms have been awarded funding totalling £400,000 to commercialise the development of “next generation” 66 kiloVolt (kV) offshore wind cables. Carbon Trust estimates the cables to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy by 1.5% or £100 million every year. The project is part of the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) initiative, which […]

Scotland awards £2.2m to cut offshore wind costs

A project that aims to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10% has been awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme will use the funding to encourage international collaboration between offshore wind developers, share knowledge on installations, operations and maintenance in a bid to […]

‘Next generation’ offshore wind cables competition

A new competition worth up to £300,000 to fast track the development of “next generation” 66 kiloVolt (kV) cables for the offshore wind industry has been launched. It is part of the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) initiative, which aims to move the sector away from using 33kV cables. OWA developers, which includes DONG […]