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Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

By Miguel Roenes Bueno, Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Haike van de Vegte The increased use of different renewable energy technologies has set the focus on energy storage to improve grid power quality and reliability and to optimize the matching o ...

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Wind resource assessment in the Maldives: Steps towards more cost-effective energy

In July 2017, the Maldives’ Minister of Environment and Energy conducted a workshop on preparing a roadmap for a low-carbon development of the energy sector of the Maldives. In his remarks, he indicated that the government has an objective for 30% ...

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Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

At DNV GL, I have seen from different perspectives that wind farm developers and owners are faced with many challenges to increase the performance of wind turbines and reduce downtime. Today, modern turbines are meeting the industry performance a ...

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2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

Cheap renewable energy part of a process which started 10,000 years ago. People who live through times of tumultuous change usually don't realise it. Most people most of the time are not hammering chunks out of the Berlin Wall or detonating atom b ...

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GUEST BLOG: Offshore wind 2017 - quo vadis?

GUEST BLOG: Offshore wind 2017 - quo vadis?

The year 2016 closed with some remarkable cost progress for offshore wind in Europe. The last tenders for offshore wind farms in the Netherlands and Denmark showed unexpectedly low bids with a price level of around 5 - 5,5 Cents per kWh not nearl ...

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Geothermal Power as Baseload Power in Small Island Contexts

Geothermal Power as Baseload Power in Small Island Contexts

Small islands face various energy challenges, including low purchasing power for traditional diesel generation, vulnerability to fluctuating oil prices, and microgrids vulnerable to weather events without connection to other islands or power sources ...

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Energy Storage Mandates – What They Mean for the Market

Energy Storage Mandates – What They Mean for the Market

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs Massachusetts energy storage bill on August 8, 2016. (Image Source: Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce) On Monday August 8th, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law an energy storage mandate[1], joi ...

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Baltic Research Opportunities - Free of Charge

Baltic Research Opportunities - Free of Charge

Following on the theme of my recent blog about the Maritime Conference in Poland a few weeks ago, I wanted to take the opportunity to expand on the offshore opportunities in the Baltic Sea. As most of you will be aware, according to the goals of t ...

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634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

Africans got mobiles without ever having landlines In 1994, in sub-Saharan Africa, there were 0.1 mobile phone and 1.1 fixed line subscriptions for every 100 people. Twenty years later in 2014, there were 71 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 peop ...

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Renewables, Economic Development and Lessons from South Africa for the Middle East

Renewables, Economic Development and Lessons from South Africa for the Middle East

The Middle East and North African region is experiencing increasing levels of investment in the renewable energy sector. Markets such as Morocco, Egypt and Jordan have advanced their programs significantly whilst the countries in the Gulf region are ...

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