2019 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs
As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2020, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy storage, wind, storage, electric vehicles, climate change and the future of the energy industry.
Here are the top blog posts from last year:
- Can Flow Batteries compete with Li-ion? – Jamie Daggett
If you’re reading this post, you probably have heard about flow batteries. You also probably have heard some of the claims about flow batteries having lower degradation, improved safety, and longer-duration capability compared to their Li‑ion counterparts. With a range of electrolyte chemistries and stack designs, each flow battery manufacturer strives to exploit these potential advantages while competing with Li-ion’s higher power density.
- 24 Women Working Toward the Future of Energy and Engineering – Victoria Richardson
Launched in 2014 by the UK based Women’s Engineering Society, Women in Engineering Day celebrates females from across the globe within the field of engineering. As the field continues to grow, DNV GL is proud to have so many female engineers focused on tracks throughout the energy industry.
- Is it time for PPA 2.0? Why we need to future-proof energy funding – Martijn Duvoort
Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are a significant tool for funding the energy transition. Research by DNV GL suggests that, as renewable energy becomes more widespread, its price dynamics becomes more complex. Consequently, PPAs need to become more nuanced if they are to continue meeting the needs of suppliers, purchasers and investors.
- Climate change: hoax or imminent catastrophe? – Caroline Kamerbeek
The coastline of the Netherlands is slowly being washed away because of the wind, sea currents and rising sea-levels due to global warming. Since 1990, tons of sand have been transferred from the North Sea to mitigate this erosion, but despite this my favourite family holiday island of Amelandin the north of the Netherlands could disappear in the coming years.
- How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment? – Marie-Anne Cowan
From the numerous independent studies published on climate change over the last 6 months, it is clear that we need to accelerate the decarbonisation of the planet if we are to keep the global temperature rise this century well below the 2°C target set during the COP 21 Paris Agreement. According to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2018, renewables are forecasted to represent a significant proportion of our electricity production by 2050, accounting for over 80% globally.
- Wind market storming ahead in Vietnam, but possible obstacles remain – Thomas Leonard
With Indonesia and the Philippines still not quite reaching their stride and the leading Thai market hitting a rough patch, wind development in Vietnam looks like storming ahead of the ASEAN pack. It was with this background that market participants gathered in Hanoi on 11-12 June for the Global Wind Energy Council’s Vietnam Wind Power (VWP) 2019 event.
- Norwegian electric vehicles revolution drives grid investments & managed EV charging can save millions – Erik Dugstad
In March 2019, 76% of all new cars sold in Norway’s capital city, Oslo, were electric vehicles (EVs) and the world largest plug-in hybrid ferry with capacity of 2,000 passengers will start operation between Norway and Sweden this summer. Policies have helped to drive the Norwegian electrification transport revolution.
- More renewables, more markets – Erik Dugstad
Renewable energy is today the low-cost option for power generation. With a market-driven energy transition, it’s essential that energy markets are developed, both to handle the effects of the rapid rise of renewable energy and to facilitate the transition to a clean energy future.
- Impressions from the Swedish wind conference, VIND2019 – Ambra Sannino
The Swedish wind conference, VIND2019 celebrated its 10-year anniversary last week. With 1200 MW of added wind capacity forecast for Sweden before the end of 2019, bringing the total installed capacity to approximately 2GW, the future is looking bright and the conference exuded this optimistic confidence.
- UK Windiness 2018: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you? – Ioannis Agiol
Monitoring and recording wind speed trends can be beneficial to assess project performance. But interpreting and truly understanding those trends are where the real value lies. Do you know what the 2018 results mean for you?
We look forward to sharing more insights with you throughout 2020!