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Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part III)

Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part III)

In this blog series, we have provided insight into the renewable energy market, on topics spanning energy assessments and costs to wind and solar asset life span, in order to better inform investors on their buying decisions. The last blog in our ...

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Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part II)

Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part II)

In part one of this blog series, we covered the benefits of performing energy assessments and the useful life of wind and solar assets to optimize valuation of renewable energy projects. Today's blog will focus on the repowering of wind farms and ...

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Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part I)

Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part I)

To bid or not to bid on a wind or solar project? That is the question we will cover in this series of three blog posts that will focus on the renewable energy market and how technical analysis and energy assessments can assist investors in making ...

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Why PV Structures Collapse: Five contributing factors

Why PV Structures Collapse: Five contributing factors

It's the destiny of structures to eventually decay or collapse. Take the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Once the most enduring structures known to mankind, all but one collapsed within hundreds of years and the Great Pyramid at Giza is a sha ...

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The Great American Eclipse & the Monolithic Forecast

The Great American Eclipse & the Monolithic Forecast

With respect to North American weather, the solar eclipse of August 21 (known as the "Great American Eclipse") seems like ancient history. And while its impacts on sensible weather were short-lived and modest, the Great American Eclipse had a profou ...

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DNV GL Releases 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

DNV GL Releases 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Our recently released second edition of the PV Module Reliability Scorecard, reports on the reliability performance of 19 PV module manufacturers. This free report is downloadable here for those interested in PV module performance. The Scorecard c ...

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Solar+Storage is here, and it’s really happening. #SolarStorageIsHereToo

Solar+Storage is here, and it’s really happening. #SolarStorageIsHereToo

This week, through its #StorageIsHere campaign, the Energy Storage Association (ESA) is bringing attention to the fact that energy storage is here and it's providing essential services and value to the grid across the globe. Many people already k ...

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Solar boom for MENA region

DNV GL recently attended the World Future Energy Summit and actively participated in a number of areas. Specifically, DNV GL contributed to the emerging solar industry which is in the early stages of a boom throughout the MENA region. The UAE is look ...

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Sustainable energy in far away places

Sustainable energy in far away places

Bringing electricity to remote areas is expensive On 16th December 1935, the Pickwick Electric Cooperative was set up to bring electricity to a poor and heretofore backward part of the US state of Tennessee. A local farmer, when invited to speak a ...

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Can a very large power system be operated with only distributed solar generation?

Last week I delivered training to TenneT TSO staff and we discussed, amongst others, the consequences of the growth of the variable renewable share. The following question came up: "Is it possible to run a large (size of Europe or US) electric power ...

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