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Latest USA Offshore Wind Articles

Haliade-X uncovered: GE aims for 14MW

The first prototype of GE's Haliade-X offshore turbine, due to be installed at an onshore test site in the Netherlands this summer, will have "rated power of 12-14MW", and a 218.2-metre rotor diameter.

Ambitious report backs 18GW for California

If California were to install 18GW of offshore wind capacity by 2045, the state could support over 17,500 jobs in the industry, related downstream industries, and surrounding economy, according to a new report.

Bids submitted in New York request

A total of 18 bids from four developers were submitted in the New York solicitation for offshore wind projects of 800MW or more.

Ørsted sells 50% stakes in US offshore wind sites

├śrsted has sold 50% stakes in two offshore wind farms and two lease areas off the US's north-east coast to New England utility Eversource for around $225 million.

US turns attention to floating with new DOE funding

Up to $28 million is up for grabs for floating offshore wind projects using a control co-design principle, with a new round of grants from the country's Department of Energy (DOE).

US offshore is making up for its slow start

The surprise bidding war seen in December's Massachusetts auction marked the first stage of a noticeable acceleration in the US offshore industry, which had been gathering pace since the country's maiden project -- the 30MW Block Island off Rhode Island -- was completed in 2016.

New Jersey opens tax credit programme

Companies looking to invest in the offshore wind sector in New Jersey have been invited to apply for tax credit under a new system, backed by state governor Phil Murphy.

Massachusetts weighs up doubling requests target

Massachusetts is considering doubling its solicitations of offshore wind to 3.2GW. The first round of solicitations for 1.6GW of offshore wind is already under way, meaning the new goal could add a further 1.6GW by 2035, Windpower Monthly confirmed.