World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm has been opened off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The £1 billion Walney wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50.1%), SSE (25.1%) and OPW (24.8%). With 102 turbines and a total capacity of 367.2 MW, Walney can supply up to 320,000 households a year … Read more

Energia Opens €18 Million Wind Farm Extension

Energia has opened a new €18 million, 10.2 megawatt (MW) extension to the Drumloughhill Wind Farm in County Donegal. Peter Baillie, managing director of Energia Renewables, comments: “The company has consistently been one of the largest investors in the renewable sector and invested a significant €200 million in the last two years in over 100MW … Read more

€50 Million Wind Farm in County Clare to Proceed

Bord Pleanala has rejected an appeal by An Taisce against a Clare County Council decision to allow Hibernian Windpower to construct a wind farm incorporating 11 turbines of approximately 2500kW capacity each, at Boolynageragh, Lissycasey. The development site, which is 3 kilometres north of Lissycasey, will have total rated electrical output of 27.5MW. The capital … Read more

Gaelectric Secures Approval for £22 Million Tyrone Wind Farm

Gaelectric, the Irish renewable energy group, has received planning approval for a 15 Megawatt (MW) wind farm at Inishative, near Pomeroy, in County Tyrone. The wind farm development will consist of six wind turbines with a maximum hub height of 64 metres and a maximum blade diameter of 71 metres, and will be capable of … Read more

Energia Adds Further Wind Power

Energy provider Energia has completed it new 10MW wind farm at Drumlough Hill, Buncrana in County Donegal. The twelve new wind turbines will increase the electricity generated at Drumlough Hill to 15MW. “Energia has consistently been one of the largest investors in Ireland’s renewable sector and currently has 255MW of operational renewable electricity capacity contracted within its … Read more

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

Vattenfall, one of the leading European energy companies, has officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, located off England’s south east coast, has 100 turbines and will generate electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 200,000 British households. To Vattenfall wind power is an important part of the … Read more

One of UK’s Largest Offshore Wind Farms Opens

E.ON has officially opened one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms. Located in the Solway Firth, the Robin Rigg wind farm has a total capacity of 180 megawatts and the potential to generate enough electricity to supply the annual needs of 117,000 homes and to displace the emissions of 235,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. … Read more

Gaelectric Secures Planning Approval For of €22 Million Wind Farm in Tyrone

Gaelectric, the Irish renewable energy company, has received planning approval for a 11.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm at Cregganconroe, Pomeroy, County Tyrone. The wind farm development will consist of five wind turbines and will be capable of generating energy equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of approximately 6500 homes. The Cregganconroe wind farm will … Read more

Europe’s Largest Wind Farm Set for Expansion

ScottishPower Renewables is to expand the capacity of its Whitelee wind farm by 217 megawatts (MW) to 539 megawatts, cementing its position as the largest wind farm in Europe. Using Alstom technology, the new capacity is slated to come on stream in 2012. The project will use 69 Alstom ECO 100 wind turbines with a … Read more

International Investment Fund Acquires Irish Wind Farm

The fund managed by BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners has acquired 100% of Gortahile Windfarm, which owns and operates a 20 megawatt wind farm in County Laois, from ABO Wind Ireland. The Gortahile Windfarm began commercial operation at the end of August 2010. It is forecast to produce about 70 GWh of electricity per year, … Read more