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Version 3.2 release - Updated: 2018-11-26
The following major changes were made to the Platform Sizing Tool:
  • Added Japan / Korea location for wind platforms
  • Extend limited time offer for free level 4 access to all registered users and eliminated the need to oficially "purchase" the feature


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Updated content - Updated: 2018-11-13
Updated status of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project that was recently rejected by the UK government.

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Version 3.1 release - Updated: 2018-11-05
The following major changes were made to the Platform Sizing Tool:
  • Added the ability to input additional wind farm parameters which are then used to calculate financial parameters, including Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE), Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and payback period
  • Added the ability to print user's saved scenario data to a csv file for use outside the sizing tool


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New Amazing Energy topic - Updated: 2018-11-04
In September 2018 Marriott announced that its Courtyard Marriott in Lancaster, Pennsylvania became the first Marriott-branded hotel in the United States to be 100% solar powered. It is also believed to be the first solar array in the country installed for the sole purpose of generating 100% of the electricity needs of a hotel. The 2,700-panel solar array occupies an area of 135,200 square feet or twice the area of a football field and was placed on the roof of a warehouse about half a mile from the hotel. The array produces 1,239 MWh of power annually for the hotel, which consumes 1,177 MWh for its 133 guest rooms. Excess power is sold to the utility. The system is reported to cost $1.5M of which about $0.5M was provided through a state grant, and the...

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Updated content - Updated: 2018-11-03
Updated status of Cape Sharp Tidal demonstration project; added new information on the Orbital Marine Power (formerly Scottrenewables Tidal Power) SR200, which is a 2MW turbine mounted underneath a floating vessel, that has been successfully operating for over a year.

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Version 3.0 release - Updated: 2018-08-17
The following major changes were made to the Platform Sizing Tool:
  • New 4-column semi configuration added to wind platform options.
  • Hull steel weights increased for 3-column semisubmersible wind platforms
  • Quayside turbine setting incorporated for 3-column semis 5MW and under and for 4-column semis 8MW and under. Added local wet tow cost from quayside to offshore.


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Updated content - Updated: 2018-08-16
A carbon tax is a fee imposed on the burning of carbon-based fuels. Its purpose is to shift the cost of the societal impacts from emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from the general public to the entities that emit that carbon dioxide (CO2). The carbon tax is one of two major market-based tools available to drive down a country's emissions (the other being cap-and-trade schemes). Many economists, environmental activists and consumers prefer the carbon tax for its simplicity and impartiality.

Essentially, the carbon tax is a form of pollution tax, with the pollutant being CO2. The government sets a price per ton on carbon emissions to the atmosphere and levies...

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