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Posts posted in February 2015

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£100/MWh and falling… Dawn breaks on a cheaper, stronger offshore wind industry.

This author no longer works for DNV GL. In the last two days we have seen announcements that will be forever remembered in offshore wind. The day that the sector stopped talking about cost reductions, and started delivering. On Thursday came th ...

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Independent inverter testing helps minimize solar project risk

Inverter testing helps project financiers, developers and EPCs compare and select inverter products. Testing standards vary by region and certification testing alone is not enough. Click here to read DNV GL's recent interview with Solar Power World a ...

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Exploring Maxwell’s electromagnetism equations created 150 years ago - Part 4

Exploring Maxwell’s electromagnetism equations created 150 years ago - Part 4

This is the fourth post in a series of blogs on Maxwell's electromagnetism equations. In today's blog we take a closer look at the fourth Maxwell equation and some of its implications for the power system. This equation, the general form of ...

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Performance upgrades for wind turbines: is free energy really free?

Performance upgrades for wind turbines: is free energy really free?

Performance upgrades are a hot topic in wind energy today; they comprise various modifications made to existing wind turbines in order to increase energy capture. The seemingly free extra energy is hard to turn down. But what are the hidden costs of ...

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US Clean Power Plan and global emissions: what difference does the CPP make?

US Clean Power Plan and global emissions: what difference does the CPP make?

Introduction The US Clean Power Plan contains ambitious CO2 reduction targets to be achieved by 2030, but will it make a difference on a global scale? Is it a relevant milestone in the global climate change negotiations that aim to finalize global ...

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Exploring Maxwell’s electromagnetism equations created 150 years ago - Part 3

Exploring Maxwell’s electromagnetism equations created 150 years ago - Part 3

This is the third post in a series of blogs on Maxwell's electromagnetism equations. In today's blog we take a closer look at the third equation and some of its implications for the power system. This equation, also known as Faraday's law of in ...

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The EU’s energy efficiency directive: How it affects you

In today's business climate, no company wants to find itself in a state of regulatory non-compliance. Particularly when the regulations in question are concerned with sustainability. Nor is it difficult to see why. With both governments and consum ...

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Themes from DistribuTECH 2015: Utility Transformation and Risk Management

Themes from DistribuTECH 2015: Utility Transformation and Risk Management

Introduction Any change represents an opportunity, but it also comes with risk. Nobody wants to find out later that he should have done things differently. The need for change was one of the key themes at the 2015 DistribuTECH conference earlier thi ...

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Exploring Maxwell’s electromagnetism equations created 150 years ago - Part 2

Exploring Maxwell’s electromagnetism equations created 150 years ago - Part 2

This is the second post in a series of blogs on Maxwell's electromagnetism equations. Last week I discussed the famous set of four Maxwell equations which govern the phenomena of electromagnetism. Today, I will take a closer look at the second equ ...

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How will the evolution of lighting technology impact the energy efficiency landscape?

It has been a busy couple of weeks for me, closing the books on 2014, writing our retrospective reports, and comparing notes with my colleagues around the nation. And I am consistently hearing the not-so-subtle drumbeat about the monumental rise in a ...

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