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Is it time for PPA 2.0? Why we need to future-proof energy funding

Is it time for PPA 2.0? Why we need to future-proof energy funding

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 m ...

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Reflections on wind farm development in cold climates

Reflections on wind farm development in cold climates

Ume? in Sweden is a coastal city situated about 600km north of Stockholm and about 400km south of the Arctic Circle. This year, it hosted the annual Winterwind International Wind Energy conference. With its proximity to the Arctic, this is a very ...

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UK windiness 2018: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

UK windiness 2018: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

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? 2018 wind speed trends ...

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How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment?

How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment?

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 ...

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Wind and New York – and preparing for NYSERDA’s next RFP

Wind and New York – and preparing for NYSERDA’s next RFP

In 2017, NYSERDA's Renewable Energy Standard Request for Proposals yielded 26 agreements to develop 1,383 MW of clean energy capacity in New York State. With 2018 procurement actively underway, and the PTC deadline looming, the time is nigh for a ...

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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 internation ...

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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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Wind farm control as an industry wide opportunity

Wind farm control as an industry wide opportunity

When analysing the wind energy industry with a complexity informed mindset, a few interesting points emerge. Technical innovations have sparked a reflexive effect in the industry. The increased reliability and reduction in the levelised cost of w ...

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DNV GL and CanWEA offer a collaborative approach to minimizing potential impacts to bats from wind energy

DNV GL and CanWEA offer a collaborative approach to minimizing potential impacts to bats from wind energy

Comprehensive CanWEA Wind Energy and Bat Conservation Review released Never have the effects of global climate change been as clear across North America as they have been this summer, from severe heatwaves in the eastern U.S. and Canada to record-br ...

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