Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

The UK Will Soon Be Home to the World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

IN BRIEF The UK’s London Array may currently be the world’s largest wind farm, but power company Ørsted has recently announced that construction has begun on an even bigger wind[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Want a World Without Blackouts? Power the Future With Renewable Energy.

Renewable and Sustainable Whether at the national or corporate level, an integral part of most plans to combat climate change is making the shift to renewable energy sources. With solar and[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

The Growing Energy Storage Market

The InterSolar North American exhibit kicks off in San Francisco on July 10 this year. InterSolar is the global organization that brings everyone interested in solar power together to network and learn[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Electricity Generated From Renewables Surpassed Coal Power in Europe Last Year

IN BRIEF For the first time, the amount of annual electricity produced from renewable sources surpassed the amount produced from coal in Europe. RENEWABLE EUROPE Europe is making impressive strides[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Record-Low Solar Bid From ACWA Power For 1st Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Project In Saudi Arabia

Leading Saudi developer and operator ACWA Power has announced it has won the right to develop the first utility-scale renewable energy project in Saudi Arabia, the 300 megawatt Skaka IPP PV solar project,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Why The World Envies This US Wave Energy Test Site — Even Before It’s Built

The US Department of Energy is out with an interesting piece on wave energy that puts a new twist on the “American Energy Dominance” theme. In a recent interview, the[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

By Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Watch Group, and Prof. Dr. Christian Breyer, Lappeenranta University of Technology Last year, Costa Rica beat its own record. The Central American country ran 300 days[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

A solar panel on every roof in the US? Here are the numbers

Estimate shows rooftop solar could produce almost 40 percent of our electricity. When you’re scoping out possible futures, it’s useful to ask a lot of “what if?” questions. For example,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Scotland Has a Plan to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF A new paper outlines objectives Scotland should strive to meet if it wants to emerge a world leader in renewable energy. The nation is already making progress toward[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Ikea joins Big Clean Switch to offer 100% renewable energy tariff

Joint venture claims cheaper green power could save UK households £300 a year Ikea is calling for households to join its latest joint venture – a collective energy switch that promises[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Wind and solar could supply 80 percent of U.S. energy needs

If the United States were to focus its energy on renewable sources, it could reliably supply 80 percent of its electricity demand through solar panels and wind turbines. That is the result of[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Energy guarantee protects coal sector from renewable competition – analysis

Report says Neg will also undermine efficiency of renewable investment The Turnbull government’s proposed national energy guarantee will protect coal generators from competition provided by renewables and batteries and undermine[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Trump Expected to Propose Severe Budget Cuts to Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF Following a failed attempt to slash funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Trump administration is now renewing its efforts to cut costs. This[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Analysis: BP significantly upgrades its global outlook for wind and solar – again

BP, the oil and gas major, has significantly increased its global outlook for wind and solar energy. The main scenario in the company’s latest annual “Energy Outlook”, released yesterday, shows[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

New Energy Storage Breakthroughs Sweeten Outlook For EV Market

A new survey of automakers from the leading research group KPMG points to a gloomy future ahead for the electric vehicle market, but the naysayers don’t appear to be taking[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Expect strong growth this year for commercial energy storage

Renewable generation deployments (primarily solar photovoltaic and wind farms) have grown substantially over the last decade and are forecast to continue growing well into the future. That’s thanks to lower[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

EIA Expects Wind Energy To Surpass Hydro In 2019

The US Energy Information Administration has this week predicted that electricity generated from wind energy will surpass that from hydroelectricity, the previously-dominant renewable energy source in the US.
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

The Chinese province of Anhui built a massive floating solar farm on top of an abandoned coal mine. An even larger floating solar plant will come online by May 2018.[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Vestas Secures First Wind Order In Kazakhstan

Vestas Wind Systems announced Monday that it has secured its first wind turbine order in Kazakhstan, from one of the country’s leading renewable energy developers, CAPEC Green Energy, for the 52[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Europe Dramatically Accelerates Plans to Create a Coal-Free Continent

IN BRIEF In December 2017, the European Union approved a target for member states to supply 27 percent of energy via wind, solar, and biomass by 2030. Now, there are[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Nearly all new US electricity capacity was renewable in 2017

However, that’s partly because fossil fuel plants are dying. Renewable energy played an important role in the US last year… although you might not want to cheer too loudly. Data[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Siemens Invests in LO3 Energy, Making Blockchain a Piece of Its Microgrid Strategy

An industrial giant expands a partnership with a blockchain microgrid startup. Blockchain is having a moment. Seemingly every week, a new partnership or platform is announced in the energy sector.[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

12 Gigawatts Of Battery Storage In UK Is Possible By 2022

A new report published last week by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage concludes that installing 12 gigawatts of battery storage is achievable in the United Kingdom by the[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

India Plans World’s Largest Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in India plans to add yet another record-breaking project in its portfolio and it has chosen the district of Anantapur in the state[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

India Announces EOI For 10 Gigawatt Floating Solar Power Program

The Indian government has expressed intentions to launch another highly ambitious solar power program. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy is exploring the appetite for setting up floating solar[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

A New Solar Plant Will Provide Power to 13,000 Homes for an Entire Year

Renewables in Chile Chile is fast establishing itself as a renewable energy leader in Latin America. In fact, it’s establishing itself as a world leader in the cause. Case in point,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Solar Panels Are Replacing Diesel Fuel in Canada’s Far North

IN BRIEF A pilot project in one of the biggest Indigenous communities in Canada replaces expensive and polluting diesel with solar power. It could be the first of many. The[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Can renewable power offset bitcoin's massive energy demands?

Some miners are going green, but will that be enough? Up in the Austrian Alps, inside two hydropower mills, a start-up called HydroMiner keeps high-power computers, CPUs, and servers running around the[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Germany Predicted To Set Renewable Energy Record In 2017

Clean Energy Wire is reporting that renewables will account for 33% of Germany’s total electricity usage once all the numbers for 2017 are in. That’s up from 29% last year. The[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Looking past the horizon of renewable energy

Many utilities and investors still view wide deployment of renewable-energy technologies with caution. But conversations at the 2017 Harvard Business School Energy Symposium on Oct. 21 indicated markets have reached an inflection[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Toyota’s New Power Plant Will Create Clean Energy from Manure

IN BRIEF Toyota is opening a megawatt-capacity power plant in California that uses cow manure to make electricity and hydrogen fuel. The plant is expected to open sometime around 2020.[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Siemens Gamesa Starts Construction Of Heat Rock-Fill Storage For Wind Energy

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been researching and developing the concept of converting energy to heat in rock-fill for energy storage to combine with wind energy, and the company has[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Europe’s Power Suppliers Plan to Go Carbon-Neutral “Well Before” 2050

IN BRIEF A major European power trade group has updated the calls for the continent to be carbon-neutral by 2050, saying this goal is achievable “well before” the middle of[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

India’s Largest Solar Tender Of 3 Gigawatts Launched

Late last month, the Solar Energy Corporation of India launched a Request for Proposal (RfP) document for what will be the single largest solar power auction in the country’s history.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

Feed-in tariffs could be cut back due to high take-up of solar power

Experts warn the grid could be over-supplied during low demand periods Governments should change the way feed-in tariffs are paid to homeowners or the high take-up of solar power might[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

GE Announces World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine, The Haliade-X

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, the 12 megawatt Haliade-X which measures in at 260 meters in height and boasting a 220-meter rotor, and is[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

No Huge Energy Storage Breakthrough Needed For Renewable Energy To Flourish

In the last couple of years, there has been a growing a number of news articles and blog posts published about energy storage, particularly in the form of battery systems.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

Vestas To Test Solar & Wind Hybrid System In Spain

In a press release today the renewable energy companies Vestas and Energias de Portugal Renováveis (EDPR) describe a hybrid demonstration setup based on wind and solar photovoltaics to be installed at an EDPR wind farm in Cádiz,[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance

Yuri Horwitz details the investment, cost and technology trends driving solar forward in 2018 and beyond. Despite the Trump administration’s recent decision to levy a 30 percent tariff onsolar we see[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Renault's 'smart island' runs on wind power and recycled batteries

The experiment in Portugal aims to prove you can live without fossil fuels. Renault has launched a “smart island” in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Residential solar is cheap, but can it get cheaper? Paths to $0.05 per kWh

NREL releases a paper similar to Tesla’s stated solar roof business plan. The price of solar panels has fallen far and fast. But the Energy Department (DOE) wants to bring those[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Tesla To Construct Virtual Solar Power Plant Using 50,000 Homes In South Australia

When Elon Musk offered to build what would be the largest grid storage battery installation in the world in South Australia last year, he set off a chain of events[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says

IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decades China is moving towards becoming a global leader in renewable technology as the US pulls[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

The Dutch plan to build the world's biggest wind farm, complete with a large floating island

A Dutch company aims to construct the world’s largest wind farm to deliver power to the Netherlands and United Kingdom, and later Belgium, Germany, and Denmark. A 2.3-square-mile artificial island[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

France Is Officially Shutting All Coal-Fired Power Plants in Three Years

IN BRIEF The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has accelerated the timetable for the country to shut down all coal-fired power plants. The move helps to solidify the country’s leadership[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Copenhagen's new $640 million power plant will have a ski slope on its roof — take a look

Power and waste management plants are usually kept outside major cities so that residents don’t have to see the plumes of smoke or smell burning trash. Copenhagen’s new energy plant[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Is Audi Giving Competition To The Tesla Powerwall With Its Virtual Power Plant Battery Grid?

Oh, we can just hear the heated comments as this is YATK claim from a supposed CTK. Don’t know the new acronyms? Full English: Yet Another Tesla Killer claim from[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Nissan Energy Solar plugs into home green-energy business

Japanese car company’s solar and energy storage solution follows Tesla and Mercedes-Benz into the residential market. Nissan is joining the residential green-energy movement. Following on the heels of Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, the Japanese[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Remember solar roof? Tesla’s making tiles in New York, installing them

Tesla employees got first solar roof installations, now reservation holders get theirs. Tesla began manufacturing solar tiles for solar roof installations in December at the Buffalo, New York, factory that[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Macro Grids May Be the Future of Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF An increasing number of countries are employing direct current lines to move energy across continents. This could deliver clean energy where it’s most needed at any time, helping[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

We May Be Able to Use Waves to Power Our World

About a mile offshore from Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, a yellow, doughnut-shaped contraption bobs up and down with the motion of the ocean. The hulking device,[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Can California Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity by 2040? Jerry Brown Thinks So

But it will take some major breakthroughs in energy storage and grid regionalization. Plus, some crafty resource planning amid the rise of community-choice aggregation. As 2017 comes to an end,[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales: report

An analysis of home solar installations by GTM Research has found that the residential solar market is expected to fall 13% this year–its first drops after increasing YOY for years, reports Reuters.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin phenomenon for years — because it seemed too complex, far-fetched, or maybe even too libertarian. But if you have any[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia. The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Global Wind Turbine Orders Reach 11.6 Gigawatts In 1H’17, Vestas Still Leads

A total of 11,570.9 megawatts worth of wind turbine orders were announced through the first half of 2017, a nearly 2 gigawatt decline on the same time a year ago[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

German Onshore Wind Auction Awards 1 Gigawatt Capacity As Costs Fall Again

Onshore wind energy costs have fallen again in Germany’s latest onshore wind auction, with 1 GW worth of capacity awarded at an average support price of €38/MWh, and with a lowest[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

The World’s Cheapest Solar Bid Is Actually for Wind

Enel—and GTM—set the record straight following the release of Mexico’s official auction results. PV watchers are in for a disappointment after it emerged that an auction result reported as the[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Solar Power vs. Wind Power Showdown: Which Is Better?

Is solar power or wind power a more viable energy resource for smart homes? With consumers adopting greener lifestyles, there is a major showdown brewing between the two top renewable[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Orsted Green Bond Bets on the Future of the Planet

Orsted A/S, the Danish company built on oil and gas extraction, will issue its first green bonds as it moves toward completing a transition to renewable energy. Orsted, which sold its oil division[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Global Energy Storage to Double 6 Times by 2030, Matching Solar’s Spectacular Rise

BNEF and IEA forecasts find renewable energy’s continued growth will accelerate demand for grid-scale batteries. The energystorageindustry is set to rise dramatically — for those companies that can play the[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

In-depth: IEA predicts rise of cheap renewables and China’s move away from coal

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment and steep pricefalls. A growing portion of global energy is provided by electricity. There’s a[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Elon Musk has finished building the biggest battery in the world

Elon Musk made a bet to build the world’s biggest battery in 100 days or he’d pay for it. And he’s done. Tesla has completed installing its colossal lithium ion[...]
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

A future after oil and gas? Norway's fossil-free energy startups

Petrochemicals are still king in Norway, but the country has a growing renewables sector
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

Full tilt: giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea

Gemini windpark off the coast of the Netherlands will eventually meet the energy needs of about 1.5 million people, according to its owners
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

Sunshine state shuns solar as overcast New York basks in clean energy boom

Despite its natural advantages, disincentives mean Florida has few solar panels but the Empire state’s policies have boosted installed solar capacity by 800%
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