Category Archives: Batteries

How much wind energy is needed to deliver on the EU’s renewable hydrogen goals?

Direct electrification will be the primary driver for decarbonising the European economy by 2050. Another important element will be renewable hydrogen – it will play a key role in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors such as heavy-duty transport. This requires a substantial uptake of highly scalable and cost-competitive wind energy, WindEurope argued at the Green Hydrogen Virtual … Continue reading How much wind energy is needed to deliver on the EU’s renewable hydrogen goals?

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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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Enel Green Power starts construction of its first renewables + storage project in North America

Enel Green Power started construction of the Lily solar + storage project, its first hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage. By pairing the two technologies, Enel can store energy generated by the renewable plants to be delivered when needed, such as to help smooth the supply … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of its first renewables + storage project in North America

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Norvento launches Norvento Gridmaster Converter

Norvento opens the door to battery energy storage for industries by launching the Norvento Gridmaster Converter (nGM), after 3 years of hard R&D work in the power electronics field. The converter can manage the exchange of energy from the grid and a battery system. It can work both in on-grid and off-grid installations. So, Norvento … Continue reading Norvento launches Norvento Gridmaster Converter

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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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New battery storage facility in Sweden increases grid capacity

Vattenfall, Boliden and Landskrona Energi, with the support of the Swedish Energy Agency, are conducting a two-year research project and investing in a new battery storage facility in Landskrona.   The new scope of the project is to develop a battery storage facility that can combine reduced electricity costs for the customer with flexible grid … Continue reading New battery storage facility in Sweden increases grid capacity

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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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Ørsted and partners secure funding for renewable hydrogen project

Within energy, Avedøre is best known for housing Ørsted’s large biomass-fuelled CHP plant, Avedøre Power Station, but in the future, the area might become home to more than heat and power production. This became clear when the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) under the Danish Energy Agency decided to support the H2RES project … Continue reading Ørsted and partners secure funding for renewable hydrogen project

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Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

Electric car batteries have a significantly lower impact on the climate than what was previously assumed, a new study shows. The greatest part of an electric car’s CO2 footprint comes from the manufacturing of its batteries, the climate impact of which has long been subject to discussion. In 2017, a report from the IVL Swedish … Continue reading Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

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EDP Renewables installs a new energy storage system connected to a solar PV plant

EDP Renewables, a leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, has commissioned a battery energy storage system (BESS) today connected to the Bailesti solar PV plant in Romania. It is the company’s first energy storage plant connected to a solar PV plant; it previously set up another … Continue reading EDP Renewables installs a new energy storage system connected to a solar PV plant

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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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Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry?

For the same investment, the new wind power and solar energy projects together with electric cars that run on batteries in the future will produce up to seven times more useful energy than gasoline cars with oil prices close to current levels, according to BNP Paribas SA . Oil will have to fall to between … Continue reading Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry?

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Why solar, wind energy and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry

A stunning new report from French-based global banking group BNP Paribas signals the death toll for the petrol industry – a mixture of solar, wind power and electric vehicles can deliver more than six times the “mobility” returns on each dollar invested than oil. The report, entitled “Wells, Wires and Wheels”, has been described as … Continue reading Why solar, wind energy and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry

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2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

Electric vehicles provide an important end-use for renewable energy by allowing for the replacement of fossil fuels in certain transport applications. As the market share of EVs grows, they also support the integration of VRE by presenting options for demand-side response, for example through vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.  The global stock of passenger EVs (electric cars) … Continue reading 2 million new electric cars were sold during 2018

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EDPR secures a PPA for its first large scale renewable project with storage

EDP Renováveis (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, , through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, has secured a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”), with East Bay Community Energy (“EBCE”), to sell 100 MW of solar energy … Continue reading EDPR secures a PPA for its first large scale renewable project with storage

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Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has today begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES). During the opening ceremony, Energy State Secretary Andreas Feicht, Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher, Siemens Gamesa CEO Markus Tacke and project partners Hamburg Energie GmbH and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) welcomed the achievement … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

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Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market is predicted to see lucrative gains till 2024

Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market in U.S. will driven by increasing electricity demand primarily across residential and commercial establishments along with growing awareness towards adoption of clean energy systems will further propel the industry growth. For instance, in 2017 General Electric ventured with Juhl Energy to construct 4.6 MW of community-based hybrid project involving … Continue reading Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market is predicted to see lucrative gains till 2024

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Enel Green Power, Enertrag, Leclanché inaugurate 22 MW Cremzow battery energy storage system in Germany

The construction of the battery energy storage system (BESS) involved an investment of approx. 17 million euros and it is contributing to German network’s stability providing frequency regulation services to the country’s Primary Control Reserve market. Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power Germany (EGP Germany), the German renewable energy company ENERTRAG and the Switzerland-based energy storage … Continue reading Enel Green Power, Enertrag, Leclanché inaugurate 22 MW Cremzow battery energy storage system in Germany

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IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

Today the average car runs on fossil fuels, but growing pressure for climate action, falling battery costs, and concerns about air pollution in cities, has given life to the once “over-priced” and neglected electric vehicle. With many new electric vehicles (EV) now out-performing their fossil-powered counterparts’ capabilities on the road, energy planners are looking to … Continue reading IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

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Wind energy tells nuclear: it’s time to electrify Europe’s energy mix

On 29 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave the dinner speech at the EU’s 14th European Nuclear Energy Forum dinner in Prague.  He spoke about the current outlook for wind energy in Europe and made common cause with nuclear power in decarbonising Europe’s energy mix.   He shared the key facts about wind today: 14% … Continue reading Wind energy tells nuclear: it’s time to electrify Europe’s energy mix

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