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Offshore wind farms - Giant wind farms located offshore are regarded as a more efficient and less intrusive means of harnessing wind energy, with the UK, Germany and Denmark now leading the way in the development of a new generation of offshore turbines. Offshore wind farms are significantly more expensive than their onshore cousins, but with the largest turbines able to deliver up to 7MW of capacity each they are capable of delivering huge increases in clean energy output.

Latest - offshore wind farms

Giant offshore wind farm hits power target earlier than expected

Ed Davey opens 389MW West of Duddon Sands wind farm, after project achieved full power two and a half months ahead of schedule

Have your say 30 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank eyes first profits as it celebrates second birthday

GIB chief executive Shaun Kingsbury reveals future for Treasury-backed bank includes 'crowding in private finance'

Have your say 27 Oct 2014

Offshore wind industry must 'get some deals done', says Green Investment Bank chief

Shaun Kingsbury says offshore wind industry needs to build momentum following turbulent year

Have your say 27 Oct 2014

Kentish Flats offshore wind farm construction set to kick off next week

Vattenfall confirms it is on track to complete £165m extension to Kentish Flats

Have your say 15 Oct 2014

Alstom inks floating turbine development partnership

Engineering giant teams up with DCNS Marine Energy to create 'centre of excellence' for new technology

Have your say 14 Oct 2014

Updated: Scotland green lights four giant offshore wind farms

Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo to deliver more than 2.2GW of new capacity

Have your say 10 Oct 2014

Hinkley nuclear reactor will be 'most expensive power plant ever built'

Renewable energy industry insiders criticise EU state aid approval for UK plant, saying the deal could finance 7GW of wind energy capacity

Have your say 08 Oct 2014

India eyes first offshore wind farm

Government and businesses sign memorandum of understanding for demonstration project off the Gujurat coast

Have your say 02 Oct 2014

Burbo Bank offshore wind annex gets planning green light

Dong Energy's 258MW extension project will use Vestas' new 8MW offshore wind turbines

Have your say 29 Sep 2014

Masdar buys Dudgeon offshore wind stake for £525m

Abu Dhabi renewable energy company buys half of Statoil's share of the project to take 35 per cent ownership

Have your say 24 Sep 2014

Analysts: Global offshore wind market poised for fivefold growth

GlobalData predicts offshore wind power to deliver nearly 40GW of capacity by the end of the decade

Have your say 18 Sep 2014

Westermost Rough offshore wind farm delivers first power from giant 6MW turbine

DONG Energy reports that energisation process completed for the first of Siemens' next generation turbines

Have your say 10 Sep 2014

UK offshore wind sector set to hit 11GW by 2020

GlobalData report also predicts up to £4.6bn will be invested in the sector through to the end of the decade

Have your say 05 Sep 2014

Giant £310m wind turbine factory in Hull gets green light

Council says Approval for Siemens and Association of British Ports project will establish Hull as "the UK's Energy Estuary"

Have your say 04 Sep 2014

Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm reaches halfway point

More than 290MW of clean energy capacity now online at the world's second largest offshore wind farm

Have your say 03 Sep 2014

Wind energy outstrips coal as industry smashes August generation record

Official figures show that wind turbines provided more power to the grid than coal plants on five separate days last month

Have your say 01 Sep 2014

DECC officially announces first contract for difference allocation dates

Baroness Verma confirms timetable for first contract for difference allocation

Have your say 29 Aug 2014

Scottish oil yard aims to tap offshore wind farm boom

Port of Ardersier gets green light from government to become offshore wind hub, as Dong Energy inks deal for Vestas 8MW turbines

Have your say 22 Aug 2014

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