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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

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

Wind energy smashes UK electricity share record

Wind turbines met 22 per cent of power demand on Sunday, while coal contributed just 13 per cent

Have your say 18 Aug 2014

Allocation, Allocation, Allocation

RenewableUK's Maria McCaffery warns that the transition to the government's new subsidy regime risks hampering the development of an offshore wind industry Ministers have committed to expanding

Have your say 18 Aug 2014

Industry warns subsidy allocation means many planned offshore wind farms "cannot be funded"

RenewableUK boss voices fears UK's world-leading offshore wind pipeline is being undermined by crippling policy uncertainty

Have your say 18 Aug 2014

Britain installs first commercial 6MW offshore wind turbine

DONG Energy erects first Siemens 6MW machine at Westermost Rough wind farm off the Yorkshire coast

Have your say 15 Aug 2014

UK wind power sets new summer record

Wind farm's share of UK electricity mix peaks at 17 per cent as strong winds continue

Have your say 12 Aug 2014

Green Investment Bank refinances Westermost Rough share

Consortium including Siemens Financial Services and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi buy £370m share in Yorkshire offshore wind farm

Have your say 12 Aug 2014

Wind power surge sees renewables outstrip coal

Strong winds see turbines meet almost 16 per cent of electricity demand

Have your say 11 Aug 2014

How offshore wind farms offer a haven for hungry seals

New research suggests that offshore wind farms are starting to deliver some of the biodiversity benefits supporters have long believed would result from their development

Have your say 08 Aug 2014

UK green electricity output soars 30 per cent in 2013

Official figures show renewables accounted for almost 15 per cent of total electricity generation after 4.2GW rise in capacity

Have your say 31 Jul 2014

Centrica and Dong Energy ditch Irish Sea offshore wind farm plans

British Gas owner confirms £40m writedown from Celtic Array project, following warnings last week that UK should slow development of offshore wind farms

Have your say 31 Jul 2014

EU green lights key mechanisms in UK clean energy market overhaul

Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market mechanism secure state aid approval, as critics warn reforms throw a lifeline to dirty coal power

Have your say 23 Jul 2014

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