TetraSpar Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Demonstrator Achieves 63% Capacity Factor in Norway
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TetraSpar Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Demonstrator Achieves 63% Capacity Factor in Norway

The TetraSpar Demonstrator, a pioneering floating offshore wind project, has made remarkable progress since its commissioning in late 2021. Located at METCentre in Norway, this project has been instrumental in delivering green energy, supporting research and development, and validating advanced numerical models for floating wind technology. Over the past two years, the TetraSpar Demonstrator has…

UK Invests $106M in Advanced Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facilities
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UK Invests $106M in Advanced Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facilities

Blyth, UK – 16 May 2024 – The UK has secured its position at the forefront of offshore wind turbine technology with a new £85.6 million ($106 million) investment from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to expand the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facilities. This funding will support the development of next-generation wind turbines,…

World largest Aircraft in History is Designed to Transport Enormous Wind Turbine Blades
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World largest Aircraft in History is Designed to Transport Enormous Wind Turbine Blades

A revolutionary aircraft called the WindRunner could become the largest in the world. Designed specifically to solve a major challenge in the wind energy industry, this 356-foot long aircraft will transport enormous turbine blade The WindRunner’s unique design sets it apart. It splits into two sections to accommodate a single, massive wind turbine blade –…

WindSpider’s Self-Assembling Crane promises Onshore and Offshore Installation Costs by 50%
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WindSpider’s Self-Assembling Crane promises Onshore and Offshore Installation Costs by 50%

Installing wind turbines, particularly the massive structures used in offshore wind farms, is an incredibly expensive process. Traditional methods rely on costly specialized crane ships. Now, a Norwegian company called WindSpider is promising a revolution with its innovative self-assembling crane system that significantly cuts installation costs for both onshore and offshore turbines. WindSpider’s groundbreaking design…

China Sany Renewable Energy Unveils Groundbreaking Test Facility for Giant 30MW Wind Turbine Blades
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China Sany Renewable Energy Unveils Groundbreaking Test Facility for Giant 30MW Wind Turbine Blades

The Sany blade test facility, featuring a dual-axis ground-based exciter for simulating real-world forces experienced by wind turbine blades. (Photo Credit: Sany RE) Sany Renewable Energy, a division of the Chinese industrial giant Sany Group, has taken a major step forward in the wind energy ‘arms race’ with a new test facility capable of handling…

China’s Biggest Dual-Rotor Wind Turbine: A Short and Dramatic Life
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China’s Biggest Dual-Rotor Wind Turbine: A Short and Dramatic Life

China is known for its ambitious and innovative projects in the field of renewable energy. One of these projects was the installation of a special wind turbine with two rotors arranged in tandem, which was expected to increase the wind energy capture efficiency and power generation capacity significantly. However, the project ended in failure after…