Iberdrola doubles its investment in R+D+i, to reach 4,000 million euros in 2030

Iberdrola, the private utility that invests the most in R&D worldwide, has invested more than €2 billion in the last ten years.  Iberdrola takes another step forward in its commitment to innovation. The company aims to exceed €4 billion of investment in Innovation, Development and Research (R&D&I) activities by 2030. Thus, it will double its … Continue reading Iberdrola doubles its investment in R+D+i, to reach 4,000 million euros in 2030

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IRENA Members Address the Geopolitical Challenges of Energy Transformation

“It is abundantly clear we need to understand the geopolitical implications of the energy transition, so that we can proactively shape its outcomes,” remarked IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera at the opening of the sixth meeting of the Collaborative Framework on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation. The virtual meeting was attended by nearly 40 participants … Continue reading IRENA Members Address the Geopolitical Challenges of Energy Transformation

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Rivian Inks Wind Energy PPA with Apex Clean Energy to Power Illinois Manufacturing

Rivian and Apex Clean Energy today announced the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the renewable energy company’s proposed Goose Creek Wind farm in Piatt County, Illinois. As Rivian’s first large-scale procurement, the agreement supports the company’s long-term vision of enabling high-impact renewable energy projects that reduce … Continue reading Rivian Inks Wind Energy PPA with Apex Clean Energy to Power Illinois Manufacturing

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Bankable Power Purchase Agreements are an Important Element of Renewables Investments in Caribbean SIDS

Despite economic challenges caused by the pandemic, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) renewable energy capacity keeps growing towards the SIDS Lighthouses target of 10 GW of total installed renewables capacity by 2030. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s data, the SIDS currently account for almost 7 GW of installed renewables capacity. The growth reflects … Continue reading Bankable Power Purchase Agreements are an Important Element of Renewables Investments in Caribbean SIDS

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Vietnam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind

Vi?t Nam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind power, providing an opportunity for the country to fulfil its energy transition target towards green growth. That was the message heard at a conference held by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) which was wrapped up in Hà N?i on Friday. Vi?t Nam Wind … Continue reading Vietnam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind

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RWE and Hyphen explore offtake of green ammonia from Namibia

RWE and Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen) have signed a memorandum of understanding that could see RWE offtake up to 300,000 tons of green ammonia* per year from Namibia.  Hyphen was appointed preferred bidder by the Namibian government to develop the first green hydrogen project in Namibia for export. By 2027 the project aims to annually … Continue reading RWE and Hyphen explore offtake of green ammonia from Namibia

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There’s room for agrivoltaics

Recent studies highlight the benefits of integrating agriculture and photovoltaic systems. Their conclusion? There is no risk of excessive land consumption. Agrivoltaics is an innovative approach that allows solar energy eneration and farming practices to coexist and interact in a mutually beneficial way that also creates greater value for the area and local communities. In practical terms, it’s … Continue reading There’s room for agrivoltaics

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Statkraft and Fastweb sign 12-year solar PPA in Italy

Statkraft and Fastweb, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Italy, have signed an exclusive Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the supply of electricity produced by renewable sources. The 12-year agreement covers the output of a photovoltaic plant to be constructed in the region of Lazio, Province of Latina, which will cover 13 per cent … Continue reading Statkraft and Fastweb sign 12-year solar PPA in Italy

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IWES and Nordex intensify collaboration in grid integration of wind turbine generators

The increase in electricity generated from renewable energy has a major impact on the electrical grid. Wind turbine generators feed the electricity into the grid via power-electronic converters. Therefore, the validation of the system characteristics and the grid-supporting performance of wind turbines are becoming increasingly important for grid stability. The so-called fault-ride-through capacity of a … Continue reading IWES and Nordex intensify collaboration in grid integration of wind turbine generators

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Solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power and wind energy production in November

MIBEL eludes the price rises registered in the European markets in November. In November, prices of most European markets were higher than those of October, except for MIBEL, which registered the lowest price since August 2021, including the adjustment price due to the gas cap. In most markets, the increase in wind energy production failed … Continue reading Solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power and wind energy production in November

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RWE expands its Irish offshore wind energy business with East Celtic acquisition

RWE expands its Irish offshore wind energy business with East Celtic acquisitionNewly acquired Western Power Offshore Developments Ltd adds to RWE renewable development portfolio in Ireland. Acquisition of indicative 900MW development project strengthens RWE’s offshore wind growth in Ireland. East Celtic project consultation expected during 2023. RWE, one of the world’s leading offshore wind companies, … Continue reading RWE expands its Irish offshore wind energy business with East Celtic acquisition

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ACP Statement on Auxin Solar Circumvention Case

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) expressed disappointment following a decision today that could lead to new duties and lack of certainty for the U.S. solar industry. After the Commerce Department decided that the Auxin circumvention case related to solar panels and cells assembled by allied trading partners from Southeast Asia will proceed, with a … Continue reading ACP Statement on Auxin Solar Circumvention Case

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Wind energy increases its annual contribution to the Spanish economy

In 2021, the wind sector has meant 0.49% of GDP in Spain, has generated employment for more than 32,000 professionals, has allowed companies to export more than 2,000 million euros and saved 2,713 million euros in the importation of fossil fuels. Thanks to the wind, the emission to the atmosphere of 31.7 million tons of … Continue reading Wind energy increases its annual contribution to the Spanish economy

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France launches two new offshore wind tenders

Having just opened its first offshore wind farm (St Nazaire, 480 MW) France has launched tenders for two new ones. They’re bottom-fixed and will have a total capacity of 2.5 GW. The first wind farm will be 35 km off Oléron island in the Atlantic (Nouvelle-Aquitaine). It will have a capacity of about 1 GW. … Continue reading France launches two new offshore wind tenders

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RWE operates wind turbines on a dike

In the Dutch district of Eemshaven, three wind turbines are now running on a sea dike. Innovative installation methods: climbing crane and CSM panels. Oostpolderdijk wind farm highlights new options for utilising dikes. For the first time, wind turbines are now running on a sea dike. In Eemshaven, within the Dutch province of Groningen, RWE … Continue reading RWE operates wind turbines on a dike

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Repowering Europe’s wind farms is a win-win-win

What happens when wind turbines reach the end of their lifetime? WindEurope’s annual “End of Life Issues and Strategies” event (EoLIS2022) showcases the latest trends in repowering, decommissioning, dismantling and recycling of wind turbines. The latest data presented at the event shows the benefits of repowering. It nearly triples the capacity of a wind farm … Continue reading Repowering Europe’s wind farms is a win-win-win

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NextFloat Project launches with the aim to pave the way for competitive and industrial deployment of floating wind

A pan-European project officially launched on November 18th in Paris to accelerate the roll out of the next generation of floating wind technology for a competitive, more scalable and industrial deployment. The ambitious initiative is being led by a consortium of thirteen partners from eight countries including Technip Energies as project coordinator, X1Wind, Naturgy, 2B … Continue reading NextFloat Project launches with the aim to pave the way for competitive and industrial deployment of floating wind

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EU determined to secure its wind energy industrial base

The European Commission is launching “Clean Tech Europe”, a new platform to strengthen its value chains for clean energy. The new Platform aims to advance the key industries that will deliver Europe’s clean and digital transitions. These include wind and solar energy, heat pumps, storage, grids and renewable hydrogen. The European Union is more determined … Continue reading EU determined to secure its wind energy industrial base

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Eolus and Simply Blue Group in partnership to develop four offshore floating wind projects in the Baltic Sea

The joint venture named SeaSapphire, powered by Eolus and Simply Blue Group, is commencing the early development of four commercial scale floating offshore wind parks in The Baltic Sea – two projects in Sweden and two in Finland. Simply Blue Group is an Irish blue economy project developer, developing pioneering projects in floating offshore wind, … Continue reading Eolus and Simply Blue Group in partnership to develop four offshore floating wind projects in the Baltic Sea

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