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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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Solar Powered Gold

Solar Powered Gold

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Gold is expensive for a reason The copper in your computer cables, the aluminium in your Coca Cola can, the platinum in your catalytic converter, the gold in your jewellery. How did it get from the earth' ...

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Accounting for customer solar energy

Accounting for customer solar energy

Looking for Insight Utilities use Load Research to assign system and peak load responsibility across customer rate groups, or "customer classes." These load research studies are very data-intensive, and provide inputs for rate design, cost-of-serv ...

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What effect will new technologies and renewable integration have on the future transmission network?

I had the opportunity to attend DNV GL's 2015 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum last week, and it provided some unique perspective on the state of the industry. Solar energy and storage were topics that were brought up in multiple discussions, ...

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Energy and Geopolitics in the Middle East and the Price Game

There is undoubtedly a global re-alignment of economic power and energy strategies both with respect to fossil and renewable based energy sources taking place. Earlier this year has seen the decline in global oil prices and as simultaneous increase i ...

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Examining the future of Island Energy Systems – What’s next?

Examining the future of Island Energy Systems – What’s next?

Approximately 10% of the world's population lives on islands and a quarter of the world's sovereign states are islands or archipelagos [1]. The supply and consumption of energy on islands is subject to special challenges. This is particularly the ca ...

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Could Africa be the global star in solar power?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The trade press has recently reported a number of large (> 50 MWp) renewable energy projects in Africa. As a company at the forefront of Africa's energy transition, we at DNV GL are excited to see so many ...

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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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