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While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

Around the world, there is a palpable sense of urgency to accelerate the energy transition. With millions of citizens participating in the #FridaysForFuture movement and still more facing intensifying natural hazards like typhoons, droughts and hurricanes, climate change has become an indisputable condition of our modern world.  Wind and renewable energy have achieved strong progress … Continue reading While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

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Agreement for the sale of Race Bank transmission assets

Race Bank Wind Farm Limited, a joint venture owned by Ørsted (50%), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25%), a fund established by Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Development Bank of Japan (12.5%) and Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management (12.5%), announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its … Continue reading Agreement for the sale of Race Bank transmission assets

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SEK 200 million invested in pilot plant for storage of fossil-free hydrogen in Luleå

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, the owners behind the HYBRIT initiative, are investing SEK 150 million and the Swedish Energy Agency is contributing almost SEK 50 million towards the construction of a storage facility for hydrogen at the HYBRIT pilot plant for fossil-free steel. The investment is an important step towards the goal of fossil-free iron … Continue reading SEK 200 million invested in pilot plant for storage of fossil-free hydrogen in Luleå

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All 31 wind turbines are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht wind farm

The final of MHI Vestas’ 31 V164-8.4 MW wind turbines on monopiles are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, and now providing wind energy to the German grid. Germany’s renewable energy transition takes a leap forward as all 31 wind turbines at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm are now producing wind … Continue reading All 31 wind turbines are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy to deliver 100 MWh of Battery Energy Storage Systems To Convergent Energy + Power in California

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Convergent to supply battery energy storage systems to projects in California. With a total capacity of 100 MWh, this is the largest single order for battery energy storage systems for GE Renewable Energy in the US. This project will support local area reliability and provide fast response resources … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to deliver 100 MWh of Battery Energy Storage Systems To Convergent Energy + Power in California

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GE Expands SF6-free High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Help Cut Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE) today announced plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to expand its range of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free high-voltage substation equipment to include all key high-voltage levels by 2025. This is one of Grid Solution’s biggest portfolio investments in years and will support customers in their efforts to … Continue reading GE Expands SF6-free High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Help Cut Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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IRENA Explores Potential of Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen from renewables like wind energy and solar power can help tackle various critical energy challenges. It could particularly offer ways to decarbonise a range of sectors where it is proving difficult to meaningfully reduce CO2 emissions, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective finds. As … Continue reading IRENA Explores Potential of Green Hydrogen

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A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

China is a leader in wind energy, concentrated solar thermal power and, above all, photovoltaic energy. Decades earlier than originally planned, China’s power grid has reached parity in the solar power market. It means that solar energy is again cheaper than electricity in the Chinese electricity grid, an advance that can boost the prospects for … Continue reading A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

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GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy announce today that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be installed for the Solar River Project in South Australia. The energy storage system, called the Reservoir, will be coupled to a large 200 … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

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Chile’s ambitious goals to lead renewable energy

The objective is that by 2050, 70% of the energy consumed in Chile is from sources such as solar thermal, photovoltaic or wind energy, which adds to the announcement of the decarbonization plan. Chile is inspiring the world with a significant expansion of solar energy, faster than any other country on the planet. (The State … Continue reading Chile’s ambitious goals to lead renewable energy

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Canary Islands, historical record of wind energy

In recent weeks, there has been a phenomenon that speaks of the growth of wind power in the Canary Islands, with a production in hours of low demand that has had to be limited, although only in part, and that are called “Surpluses of generation that cannot be integrated into the system ”, according to … Continue reading Canary Islands, historical record of wind energy

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GE’s Static Var Compensator (SVC) Technology Solves Complex Grid Challenges for Customers Around the Globe

GE announces five major SVC milestones and project wins in the first half of 2019 for customers around the world. GE demonstrates ongoing role as industry leader in Static Var Compensator (SVC) technology with another GE patented Main Reactor Design project commissioning in Saudi Arabia and a breakthrough SVC order in India. GE’s long record … Continue reading GE’s Static Var Compensator (SVC) Technology Solves Complex Grid Challenges for Customers Around the Globe

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Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain

Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain. In August, 28.1% of the Spanish generation was renewable energy, wind power 12.5%, concentrating solar thermal 3.5% and photovoltaic 4.7%, and more than half did not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. In the first eight months of the year, renewables reach 36% of the … Continue reading Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain

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Nordex brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to the wind energy

The management and visualisation software (SCADA) is a key component of wind turbines. The system controls and manages the wind turbines and the wind farm in order to ensure a maximum yield. With Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE the Nordex Group now offers the next generation of their operations control system on the basis of a … Continue reading Nordex brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to the wind energy

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Only 5% of Argentina’s electricity comes from solar, wind energy

The generation of energy from renewable sources grew in recent years.The goals set forth in the law were not met, but official sources are estimated in 2021, 15% of the electricity will be renewable.The greatest growth was in wind power and solar energy.In October 2015, during the mandate of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a new … Continue reading Only 5% of Argentina’s electricity comes from solar, wind energy

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Request to connect 30,556 MW of wind power in Spain

The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) provides for the year 2030 an installed capacity in the electricity sector of 157,000 MW, of which about 50,000 MW will be wind energy, 37,000 photovoltaic and 7,303 concentrated solar power. Red Eléctrica de España (REE) is processing applications for renewable projects for more than 142,000 megawatts … Continue reading Request to connect 30,556 MW of wind power in Spain

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Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

The northern German states aim to rely on hydrogen technology alongside wind power during the country’s energy transition (Energiewende), a conference of experts on green hydrogen was told here on Monday. “The north has a huge chance with its wind farms,” emphasized Enak Ferlemann, parliamentary state secretary of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport. Excess electricity … Continue reading Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

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Renewables to represent 30% of US total installed capacity by 2030

The contribution of renewable power, wind energy, PV and concentrated solar power, to total installed capacity in the US is expected to double from 15% in 2018 to 30% by 2030, reaching a total of 442.8 gigawatt (GW). Representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%, this projection can be attributed to more states … Continue reading Renewables to represent 30% of US total installed capacity by 2030

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Ørsted switches to electric vehicles

Ørsted has decided to phase out fossil-fuelled vehicles and make its car fleet 100% electric. As of 2021, the company will no longer buy or lease fossil-fuelled vehicles, and in 2025, Ørsted’s car fleet will be 100% electric. Ørsted is the first Danish company to join the global EV100 initiative. Over the past decade, Ørsted … Continue reading Ørsted switches to electric vehicles

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Wind power generated 20.3% of electricity in Spain until July

In August, renewable energy produced 29.8% of electricity in Spain: wind energy 14%, solar thermal 3.3% and photovoltaic 4.1%. Until July, concentrating solar power produced 2.4% of electricity in Spain, wind turbines 20.3% and photovoltaic 3.6%. The group of renewables generated 37.2% until July. The demand for national electricity in July is estimated at 24,283 … Continue reading Wind power generated 20.3% of electricity in Spain until July

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