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  1. Wind Power: Statoil introduces partner in Hywind Scotland

        Statoil has agreed to divest 25% of its assets in Hywind Scotland pilot park, the world’s first floating wind farm, to Masdar.         The wind power farm offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland will power approximately 20,000 households when in production from late 2017. Through the transaction Statoil and Masdar have agreed to share the development risk and Masdar will cover 25% of previous and future costs. Following this divestment Statoil holds a 75% share in Hywind Scotland.     The pilot park will cover around 4 square kilometres 25 km offshore Peterhead at water depths of 95-120 metres. The average wind speed in this area of the North Sea is around 10 metres per second. The Hywind Scotland substructures have been constructed in Spain and will arrive at the yard at Stord in Norway later this spring followed by assembly during the summer of 2017, before sail off to Peterhead. The partnership also consists of a collaboration agreement which will enable the two companies to work together on clean energy technologies across several markets in the near future.   Offshore wind already has a strong foothold in Europe with 11GW installed capacity, and a global potential to reach more than 100 GW by 2030. With fixed turbines, offshore wind is optimal for 20-50 metres water depth. With floating structures such as Hwyind further expansion will be enabled in new deep water areas around the world. Statoil is a key energy security partner for the UK and pursues a broad range of activities relating to energy production and sales in Britain. Statoil is a leading supplier of natural gas to the British market, with a market share around 20 percent. Statoil is developing an offshore wind portfolio with the capacity of providing over 1 million homes with renewable energy. Statoil currently holds a 40% share in the Sheringham Shoal wind farm in the UK, which has been in production since 2012. Masdar and Statoil are partners in the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located offshore Norfolk in the UK, which will come in production during 2017. In 2016 Statoil acquired 50% of the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany, which will come in production in 2019. Statoil was also declared the provisional winner of the U.S. government’s wind lease sale offshore New York at the end of 2016.      

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

  2. Centrica exits wind power

    Centrica has sold its 50 per cent stake in the Lincs offshore wind farm off the coast of the UK, thereby ending its presence in the wind energy sector.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. Siemens’ 8-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Certified by International Body

    The SWT-8.0-154 prototype was deemed to have sufficient safety features, and will be installed at a test center in Østerild, Denmark, for the next phase of the certification process.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  4. Masdar takes stake in UK floating windfarm project

    Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Statoil’s floating wind farm project in Scotland.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  1. GE wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. States with strong clean energy choices are creating jobs, growth

    Iowa, Illinois, California and Texas lead the nation in growing their clean energy industries and attracting top employers

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  3. Renewable power with smart inverters compete with traditional power plants

    The California ISO said in its statement that it plans to present its test results to NERC and other technical review committees

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  4. Report: Solar Power Biggest and Fastest-Growing Power Generation Employer

    The report credited the significant buildout of new solar generation capacity.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  5. Renewable Energy: Military's shift away from oil clashes with Trump's promises

    At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery system and a drone — both powered by the sun.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  6. Wisconsin hydro operations set generation record

    The upgrades along with above-average precipitation in 2016 contributed to the generation record

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  7. Pacific and African nations get $44m in renewables funding

    Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa are to receive $44.5m of funding.

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    Sun, 15 Jan 2017

  8. Solar Power: Clouds part for commercial solar in Wyoming, top coal state

    Planning has begun for the first major commercial solar energy project in Wyoming, where almost 90 percent of electricity generation comes from burning coal.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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