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Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

For nearly a decade, Sweden and Norway have shared the green certificate subsidy system to promote renewable energy development. Simplified, the scheme works so that an owner of a renewable energy project receives certificates as additional incom ...

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Controlling wind farms for higher energy production

Controlling wind farms for higher energy production

DNV GL’s annual Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that wind power will grow rapidly to provide about 16% of world primary energy supply in 2050. When it comes to the electricity mix, wind power will have a 29% share by 2050. To meet internati ...

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Do you know what your company’s climate-related risks are? Your investors want to know

Do you know what your company’s climate-related risks are? Your investors want to know

2017 was a record year for natural disasters in the US, and with 11 climate disaster events exceeding $1 billion each so far in 2018, proactive building owners are beginning to think beyond sustainability. Resilience has become the newest buzzwor ...

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Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Is designing a lighting program as risky as playing a game of poker?

Knowing when to hold ‘em and knowing when to fold ‘em Risk is a fact of life, and inherent to every business decision we make. While we can never eliminate risk, we can mitigate its impact on our decisions by assigning probabilities to pos ...

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Industry best practice for performance testing of utility scale solar PV plants

Industry best practice for performance testing of utility scale solar PV plants

Performance testing is an important technical requirement of a solar EPC contract. Not only does it provide assurance to project owners of solar PV plant design and construction quality but also performance testing results are typically tied to guara ...

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Reaching Success Beyond Lighting-only Measures in Hard(er)-to-Reach Markets

Reaching Success Beyond Lighting-only Measures in Hard(er)-to-Reach Markets

I just returned from the 2018 ACEEE Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Washington, DC.  What an energizing four days!  The speakers were passionate and discussed very innovative and intriguing projects.  I presented a post-co ...

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How integrating EE & DR creates a ‘win-win’ for the utility and its customer

How integrating EE & DR creates a ‘win-win’ for the utility and its customer

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy – it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid.  If you would like to watch the webinar, it can be found here.  S ...

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What? We can build Demand Response into efficient products?

What? We can build Demand Response into efficient products?

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy – it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid. In part 2 of this blog series, I covered the communication technolo ...

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On Energy Efficiency Day, Reflecting on Why I Chose a Career in Energy Efficiency!

On Energy Efficiency Day, Reflecting on Why I Chose a Career in Energy Efficiency!

The DNV GL Ohio team includes a group of engineers who recently entered the job market. As we look at energy efficiency day, it is a great time to look at why these millenials chose energy efficiency as their career path.  For those of us who ha ...

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UK windiness 2018: How does the quiet first half of the year impact your project?

UK windiness 2018: How does the quiet first half of the year impact your project?

Monitoring, recording and interpreting wind speed trends can be extremely valuable to wind farm investors, owners and operators, enabling project performance to be assessed and evaluated. But what do the 2018 first half of the year results mean for y ...

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