The Blog - What’s happening in wind

Posted

13/03/2017

Author

Richard Heap

Meet our member: Alex Woodward, ZephIR Lidar

Name: Alex Woodward
Job: Head of Product Development
Company: ZephIR Lidar
 
How long have you worked in renewables?
I started in 2002 with QinteQ, and since then I have worked with Natural Power, Fred Olsen, and now ZephIR Lidar, delivering wind lidars to a growing, exciting market.
 
In ten words or fewer, what does your firm do?
We measure the wind, remotely, with ZephIR lidars.
 
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Posted

21/10/2016

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Take note, UK leaders! 73% of Brits back onshore wind



The British public believes in wind energy even more than previously thought, research published this week has shown.

Climate charity 10:10 commissioned ComRes to carry out the poll to tie in with the launch of its campaign, Blown Away, which aims to demonstrate to the UK Government that British people back wind energy, and secure more high-level support for the sector. ComRes found that 73 ...

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Posted

24/08/2016

Author

Richard Heap

Meet our member: John MacAskill, Senior Consultant & Business Development Manager, Offshore Wind Consultants

Interested in being profiled in future? Please contact Richard Heap, editor or Joe Gulliver, membership manager.

Name: John MacAskill
Job: Senior Consultant & Business Development Manager
Company: Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd                

How long have you worked in renewables?
Since 2008. I was the first renewables employee in the UK for the GL Group.

In ten words or fewer, wh ...

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Posted

20/07/2016

Author

Richard Heap

Meet our member: Rob Grimmond, CEO, Offshore Marine Management

Interested in being profiled in future? Please contact Richard Heap, editor or Joe Gulliver, membership manager.

Name: Rob Grimmond
Job: CEO
Company: Offshore Marine Management

How long have you worked in renewables?
Over 13 years. We started working on the first wind farms in the UK, and have taken this experience to the German, and soon into the American and French markets. Our offshore ...

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Posted

11/07/2016

Author

William Rees

Dong hits key milestone with Dutch deal

Dong Energy’s latest offshore wind tender win marks a milestone moment for the sector. The Danish utility has agreed to break the €100/MWh barrier.

Earlier this month, Dong won the Dutch government’s tender to develop Borssele 1 and 2, two 350MW developments in waters off the coast of the Netherlands. In doing so, the firm agreed a strike price excluding transmission of €72.70/MWh for the first ...

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Posted

04/07/2016

Author

William Rees

Nestlé deal the latest move in corporate wind arms race

Nestlé might be best known for Kit Kat, but its commitment to the environment shows no sign of taking a break.

Last week, the confectioner announced that it was partnering with Community Wind Power to build a new wind farm to power its operations. The nine-turbine Sanquhar community wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway, set for completion in 2017, is due to produce enough electricity for 50% of N ...

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Posted

31/03/2016

Author

Robert Tomlinson

Danish drama shows public view of wind is shifting

Plenty of Scandinavian firms are making a killing in wind—and ‘killing in wind’ also happens to be the theme of a new BBC4 drama, ‘Follow the Money’.

This Danish drama follows the shady goings-on at fictional energy giant Energreen, and specifically the body washed up at one of its offshore wind farms. Given our own experience of wind, it is strange and refreshing to see the sector shown as fra ...

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Posted

30/03/2016

Author

Guest Author

Know Your Buyer: Five Investor Profiles For Beginners

Guest post by Kenn Righolt, chief executive at Green Dealflow

For a novice seller, many investors seem to have near-identical interests and concerns.

However, once we start digging deeper through interviews and negotiations, we realise how differently investors approach their investment decisions. If you are selling a project then it is obvious that you want to achieve the best possible pric ...

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Posted

24/03/2016

Author

Robert Tomlinson

Irish Coalition Makes €2.7bn Forecast Uncertain

Politics has a habit of raining on a good parade, and even the most optimistic amongst us can’t ignore the clouds of political uncertainty in Ireland.

The Irish Wind Energy Association released research at its annual conference this week that forecast developers would invest more than €2.7bn in onshore wind in the Republic of Ireland by 2020. However, political uncertainty is putting that in qu ...

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Posted

29/02/2016

Author

George Beechener

Green business is big business. Let’s not miss out.

At last, some positivity.

That has been in short supply for those working in UK wind, solar and tidal, given the slew of government policies hitting their sectors.

Yet, a largely positive prognosis for UK renewables was given by business leaders, academics and government representatives at an event held by the Westminster Environment, Energy & Transport Forum last month. Why are they so ...

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