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RWE’s largest battery storage project goes live in Monaghan, Ireland

RWE’s second and largest-to-date battery storage project has entered full operations in County Monaghan, Ireland. The 60-megawatt (MW) facility, located at Lisdrumdoagh, (3km East of Monaghan town) is capable of providing the rapid delivery of electricity into the power grid to help balance intermittency in electricity generation. It also provides a short term back-up to … Continue reading RWE’s largest battery storage project goes live in Monaghan, Ireland

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Why battery storage is the key to making the USA’s energy sector carbon-free by 2035

For both the United States and the rest of the world, reaching renewable energy targets depends on hybrid power plants featuring battery storage. And Enel Green Power is leading the way in this field, particularly in the Lone Star State of Texas. Last year the Biden administration announced plans for the energy sector in the … Continue reading Why battery storage is the key to making the USA’s energy sector carbon-free by 2035

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HYBRIT: A unique hydrogen storage facility in Luleå is taking shape

Construction of the rock cavern storage facility for fossil-free hydrogen in Luleå has reached the halfway point. Right now the steel lining is being installed inside Svartöberget. The storage facility, which will be an important part of the value chain for fossil-free iron and steel production, is planned to be in operation by the summer. … Continue reading HYBRIT: A unique hydrogen storage facility in Luleå is taking shape

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Iberdrola connects first generation unit at Tâmega giga battery, one of Europe’s largest pumped storage plants

The company contributes to economic development in Portugal with over €1.5 billion investment while supporting jobs in over 100 companies, 75 of them Portuguese Over the past few days, in collaboration with the Portuguese administration, Iberdrola has synchronised the first 220-MW turbine at the Gouvães hydroelectric power plant, delivering clean power to the grid for … Continue reading Iberdrola connects first generation unit at Tâmega giga battery, one of Europe’s largest pumped storage plants

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Iberdrola already has alliances with 150 companies to carry out transformative projects in renewables, storage and hydrogen

Iberdrola, together with more than 150 small and medium-sized companies, has a portfolio of 90 innovative renewable, storage and green hydrogen projects along the lines set out in the Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) for Renewable Energies, Renewable Hydrogen and Storage (ERHA) presented today by the Government. The projects could involve an … Continue reading Iberdrola already has alliances with 150 companies to carry out transformative projects in renewables, storage and hydrogen

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Iberdrola will reach 900 MW in battery storage, with the UK and Australia its mains markets

Located at the Abadiño TS, where it evacuates the Oiz wind farm, it has a guaranteed storage capacity of 3.5 MWh and will be installed by Ingeteam. It joins the project of the first wind storage system with batteries in the country, in the Elgea-Urkilla wind farm (32 MW) in Araba. Iberdrola is moving forward … Continue reading Iberdrola will reach 900 MW in battery storage, with the UK and Australia its mains markets

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Equinor invests in battery storage company

Equinor has signed an agreement with Noriker Power Limited, a leading battery storage developer in the United Kingdom focusing on the engineering and project development of utility scale storage and stability services. The agreement includes the acquisition of a 45% stake in Noriker, with an option to acquire the full company at a later stage. … Continue reading Equinor invests in battery storage company

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RWE to deploy SMA technology in the construction of one of Germany’s largest and most innovative battery storage facilities

In Germany in Lingen (Lower Saxony) and Werne (North Rhine-Westphalia) RWE is building a battery storage system with a total output of 117 megawatts. The system is scheduled to start operations at the end of 2022. The storage project will provide a range of important system services needed for maintaining grid stability to support fluctuations … Continue reading RWE to deploy SMA technology in the construction of one of Germany’s largest and most innovative battery storage facilities

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SENER launches Solgest-1, the first hybrid concentrated solar power with storage and photovoltaic plant in Spain

SENER Renewable Investments, the SENER Group subsidiary that promotes and develops highly technological renewable energy projects, has launched the first hybrid solar project in Spain that merges CSP technology with molten salt storage and photovoltaic technology. In this design, the SENER group is combining two widely known technologies for its engineering branch. In the case … Continue reading SENER launches Solgest-1, the first hybrid concentrated solar power with storage and photovoltaic plant in Spain

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Golmud 3.82GW PV+Concentrated Solar Power+ESS Multi-energy Complementary Project Commenced

The Golmud Wutumeiren Multi-energy Complementary Project, which is developed and will be  implemented and constructed by China Green Development Group Qinghai New Energy Company (CGDG Qinghai New Energy), was commenced today. The project is located in Wutumeiren PV&CSP Park, Golmud City, Qinghai Province, with total investment of 19.575 billion CNY (3 billion USD). The planned … Continue reading Golmud 3.82GW PV+Concentrated Solar Power+ESS Multi-energy Complementary Project Commenced

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American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) today announced that ESA’s member companies approved the merger to join ACP effective January 1, 2022. “We are thrilled the member companies at the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have endorsed the planned merger with ACP. This will enhance our ability to … Continue reading American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

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Wind power and energy storage converge in the name of circular innovation

A partnership agreement between Enel Green Power and the Swiss energy storage company Energy Vault aims to integrate the recycling of decommissioned wind turbine blades into the weights used by their innovative gravitational energy storage system. Wind power – and the number of clean energy-producing wind power plants – has increased new capacity by a … Continue reading Wind power and energy storage converge in the name of circular innovation

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Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

Energy storage has rapidly evolved from a niche application just a few years ago into an increasingly cost competitive and fast-growing technology that complements wind and solar. And two new national lab reports find storage growth is poised to explode. Grid-scale U.S. energy storage capacity could increase five-fold by 2050 according to the latest report … Continue reading Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

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100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power with 12 Hours Daily Thermal Energy Storage Closes Financing

ACWA Power has led South Africa’s largest renewable energy project Redstone CSP to financial close The ZAR 11.6 billion Redstone concentrated solar power plant will power 200,000 households upon completion Redstone CSP Closes Financing May 2021 – ACWA Power Commercial operation scheduled to start in Q4 2023 ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and … Continue reading 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power with 12 Hours Daily Thermal Energy Storage Closes Financing

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Enel starts 1.5GW of wind energy and solar power in the United States

Enel Green Power North America has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US, including three hybrid renewable + storage projects and it’s largest solar plant in the US.The new wind, solar and hybrid projects are located in Texas (Roseland solar + storage, Blue Jay solar + storage and Ranchland wind + … Continue reading Enel starts 1.5GW of wind energy and solar power in the United States

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Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrated solar power and photovoltaics with storage

Sustainable electricity systems need renewable and dispatchable energy sources. Solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy globally which is, though, by nature only available during the day, and especially in clear weather conditions. We compare three technology configurations able to provide dispatchable solar power at times without sunshine: Photovoltaics (PV) combined with battery … Continue reading Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrated solar power and photovoltaics with storage

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RWE researches large-scale storage for green electricity in salt caverns

RWE Gas Storage West GmbH and CMBlu Energy AG have initiated a collaborative project to investigate how RWE can utilise the salt caverns currently used for gas storage as large-scale, organic flow batteries. These underground caverns could potentially store capacities of up to several gigawatt hours of electricity from renewable sources. By comparison, Europe’s largest … Continue reading RWE researches large-scale storage for green electricity in salt caverns

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Chile plans hybrid wind energy and solar power storage plant

AES Gener has taken an important step in developing a mammoth hybrid renewable energy project in Chile, after it has submitted the environmental impact statement for its planned 862.5MW wind power + solar energy + storage hybrid Parque Terra Energía Renovable project. AES Gener submitted the Environment Impact Study to the Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental … Continue reading Chile plans hybrid wind energy and solar power storage plant

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Is Concentrated Solar Power a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

Solar thermal can produce clean heat to run processes that cause a third of global carbon emissions. In this article, I argue that a $1 Trillion pot of gold may await the right solutions. Due to costs and other barriers, solar thermal’s present footprint on the global energy production map is negligible. Industry experts agree … Continue reading Is Concentrated Solar Power a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

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Why invest in Concentrating Solar Power?

Why is Bill Gates backing a Concentrated Solar Power company?  What is oil major ENI doing with a CSP start-up? Why has Zurich airport agreed to purchase aviation fuel from a solar thermal company? Why are investors purchasing operating Concentrating Solar Power plants? Many investors have written-off CSP in favour of investments PV and wind. This … Continue reading Why invest in Concentrating Solar Power?

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