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Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

Last week there was a general drop in prices in electricity markets. Wind energy and solar production increased in several markets, which together with the effects of the COVID 19 crisis, led to the fall in prices. Minimum prices for the last two years were reached on Saturday, March 28 in the N2EX, EPEX SPOT … Continue reading Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

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Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the power sector, from e-mobility and … Continue reading Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future

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Iberdrola has accelerated its electric mobility plans

The company will install 150,000 charging points in households, companies and on public highways (urban and interurban) over the next five years · It is investing in ultra and super-fast infrastructure (150 kW and 350 kW) that will have vehicles charged and back on the road in between five and 15 minutes. Iberdrola has installed … Continue reading Iberdrola has accelerated its electric mobility plans

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Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

Spain leads the ranking of EU countries in onshore wind farm installation. Spain has increased wind power by 2,243 MW in 2019, multiplying by five the installed wind turbines capacity compared to the previous year, adding a total of 25,704 MW of wind power installed with wind turbines. Wind energy has produced 20.8% of the … Continue reading Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

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AWEA releases proper lifting techniques guidance

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. There are many steps you can take to improve the workplace and work practices, making workers safer and more resilient. Understanding body mechanics and how … Continue reading AWEA releases proper lifting techniques guidance

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Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

In Portugal, renewables represent two thirds of all the generation capacity installed in the country. The first technology is hydroelectric, which accounts for 37% of all capacity, followed by wind power with 26%. The photovoltaic solar has a somewhat more testimonial role with a share of 1.6%. Portugal’s starting point, in the face of the … Continue reading Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

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Wind power and photovoltaic production records in Europe

The German market had its first day of 2020 with a negative daily price yesterday, February 16, thanks to rising temperatures, lower demand and high wind production. Spain broke its historical record of instant photovoltaic production twice last week and Germany’s daily wind energy production also set a record. This week, prices are expected to … Continue reading Wind power and photovoltaic production records in Europe

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EU Funding Accelerates GE’s Development of World’s First SF6-free 420 kV Circuit-Breaker

EU’s LIFE program recognizes potential of GE’s Green Gas for Grid (g³) to help significantly cut global greenhouse gas emissions. GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE-GE) has been awarded €2.2 million through the European Commission’s LIFE climate action program to help fund the development of a sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free, 420 kiloVolt (kV) 63 kilo … Continue reading EU Funding Accelerates GE’s Development of World’s First SF6-free 420 kV Circuit-Breaker

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Wind power produced 20.3% of electricity in January in Spain

Wind energy, photovoltaic, hydraulic and concentrated solar power generated 41.6% of electricity in Spain. The demand for national electricity in January is estimated at 23,810 GWh, 3.1% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures are taken into account, the figure drops 1.8% … Continue reading Wind power produced 20.3% of electricity in January in Spain

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Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

Vattenfall has just connected charging point number 15,000 to its international charging network InCharge. Vattenfall just connected charging point number 15,000 to its growing InCharge network that offers a full range of solutions for charging cars at home, at work and on the go. “It is fantastic to have now passed this milestone together with … Continue reading Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

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Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

Synthetic fuels, a test field for autonomous driving and a new research aircraft – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on interdisciplinary research projects that will enhance Germany as a location for high-technology activities. DLR’s ‘Future Technologies for Society 2030’ strategy is centred on interdisciplinary ways of working … Continue reading Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

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In 2019 connected 6,456 MW of wind energy and photovoltaic in Spain

Red Eléctrica de España promotes the integration of the renewable energy mix with operational measures and actions in more than 30 substations.The integration of this quota, especially in renewable wind power and photovoltaic technologies, has meant a historical record for the Spanish electricity system, contributing to the objectives of the energy transition established in the … Continue reading In 2019 connected 6,456 MW of wind energy and photovoltaic in Spain

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Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

Hydrogen will be the fuel of the future and step by step will replace all current fossil fuels. In AleaSoft an analysis of the impact of hydrogen on the energy sector has been carried out as a key factor in the ecological transition and a summary of the present and future use of this gas … Continue reading Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

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Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

Renewable energy has advanced since 2010 to the centre ground of global energy and development policy. Renewables have become the world’s primary source of new power capacity, outpacing all other forms of new generation put together. The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts … Continue reading Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

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Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

Renewable energy could employ more than 40 million people by 2050 under the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) climate safe energy path, according to a report published by the Agency during its 10th Assembly. The report finds that total energy sector employment can reach 100 million by 2050, up from around 58 million today should … Continue reading Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy’s share of Germany rose to 46% last year

Renewable energy’s share of Germany’s overall power supply mix rose by 5.4 percentage points last year to 46%, data from Europe’s biggest state-funded research and development service showed.  Europe’s biggest economy is aiming for renewables to provide 65% of its power mix by 2030. It says it will abandon nuclear energy by 2022 and is … Continue reading Renewable energy’s share of Germany rose to 46% last year

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Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

An oft-repeated refrain—the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow—is sometimes seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an impetus toward discovering the best ways to store that energy until it’s needed. Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price … Continue reading Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

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Green New Deal route maps for each of 143 countries

Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5 ° C warming, air pollution kills more than 7 million people worldwide every year, and declining fossil fuels predict social instability. But recently, during the United Nations Madrid climate talks, world leaders have not agreed on a path forward. At the heart of the problem is the belief of some … Continue reading Green New Deal route maps for each of 143 countries

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Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources largely untapped

Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources such as solar and hydropower near natural landmarks such as Victoria Falls—not to mention biomass, geothermal, and wind energy—that present a major opportunity for investment. But these resources have remained largely untapped. Since his appointment in May, Zimbabwe’s energy and power development minister, Fortune Chasi, has frantically … Continue reading Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources largely untapped

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Making a Hub in Wind Power and Technology R&D

The best opportunities for Taiwan to play a strong regional role may lie with its fast-developing capability in offshore wind power and its already well-established foundation as a high-tech R&D center.  Taiwan has big expectations for wind power, especially offshore installations – and not only as a means of generating enough electricity to enable renewables … Continue reading Making a Hub in Wind Power and Technology R&D

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