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Battery Storage to Help Offshore Wind Farms Maximize Revenue

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-11-28 14:46

In November, Statoil announced that it had fully commissioned Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. The company said that it planned to add battery storage to the project in the coming year. Today, Younicos announced that it will be working with Statoil on the 1-MW/1.3-MWh battery that will be connected to the wind farm. According to Younicos, the purpose of the project is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power.


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Deepwater Wind Pledges $1 Million to Offshore Wind Research

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-11-28 12:22

In a move that would help offshore wind farms and fishing industries coexist in the U.S., Deepwater Wind recently pledged $1 million in research funding for the University of Massachusetts.

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How Vibration Monitoring Can Eliminate Downtime in Wind Farm O&M

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-11-28 08:38

Wind turbine operators are under tremendous pressure to minimize maintenance costs and maximize turbine availability in order to protect profits. A vibration monitoring strategy can help engineers can establish a robust preventative maintenance regime and boost reliability. 

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The Mindshift Needed for Utility-integrated Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-11-28 08:24

According to one expert, utilities need a paradigm shift in planning when it comes to recouping the full value and receiving all of the benefits of the next wave energy storage. 

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How the Digital Grid Is Powering the Renewable Energy Era

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-27 15:52

To serve twenty-first century needs, legacy grids need the ability to accommodate new demands such as intermittent generation sources and increasingly ubiquitous distributed energy resources (DERs) located throughout the transmission network.

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How Drones Will Transform Wind Turbine Inspections

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-27 15:18

The services that drone companies can provide to wind farm owners/operators will lead to faster, cheaper and more efficient operations and maintenance solutions, which will completely transform the O&M business.

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As Mexican Solar Auction Prices Scrape Bottom, Will Quality be Threatened?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-27 12:49

The latest round of solar auctions in Mexico yielded an unheard-of average price of US $20.57 per MW, including a $17.70 per MW bid by Enel, a coup for the government. However, as developers and EPCs scramble to under-bid one another in the current market, the price eventually will erode the quality that is deliverable. Indeed, this auction round may have hit the crossing point suggests Enrique Roig, the director of the Solar Steel business of Gonvarri Steel Services, based in Madrid.

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New Grants Make 60 MW of Geothermal Possible for Five Caribbean Countries

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-27 12:37

The Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and the President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr Warren Smith, announced the formalization of an EU grant contribution to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern Caribbean.

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London Firm Puts Hybrid Energy Park to Work for Waste Management

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-27 12:03

U.K. resource management firm Cory Riverside Energy today said that it will build a hybrid energy park in London to support waste management for the city.

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Is This Funding the Boost Solar Needs in Afghanistan?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-27 11:23

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $44.76 million grant to develop Afghanistan's first 20 megawatts (MW) on-grid solar photovoltaic plant and boost the country's renewable energy generation and supply. 

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Giant Battery Set for Testing in the Australian Outback

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-27 06:39

Billionaire Elon Musk’s giant battery being built in the Australian outback will be energized in coming days and begin testing, indicating Tesla Inc. is on track to meet a 100-day self-imposed deadline to install the system.

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