“Catch 22” warning for affordable offshore wind in UK

The chance to develop cheap offshore wind power in Britain is being squandered because there no suitable offshore demonstration sites are ready to use in the UK. That was the claim of independent firm Carbon Trust which warns the technology being developed may not be ready in time for the major rollout of Round 3 […]

‘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 […]