The Glasgow-based Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) has called for companies operating in the N. Sea oil and gas industry to look for new commercial opportunities in offshore wind. Scotland has the biggest offshore wind resources – about 25% – in Europe and, according to an OREC manager: Britain’s world-leading experience in oil and gas could be harnessed to put the country at the forefront of the growing offshore renewables market, which is set to spend £210 billion in the coming decade, according to Andrew Tipping, the Commercialisation Manager at OREC.
Scottish Energy News 5th Oct 2016 read more »
The levelised cost of energy from offshore wind farms in Europe could be reduced by as much as a third by 2030 if a range of technological innovations such as larger turbines and more efficient rotors are deployed. That is the conclusion of a new report released last week by sustainable energy technology investor KIC InnoEnergy and technical consultancy BVG Associates. The study used KIC InnoEnergy’s offshore wind cost model to analyse the extent to which 51 innovations could help cut the cost of wind energy through changes to design, hardware, software or processes.
Business Green 3rd Oct 2016 read more »