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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 earthâ ...

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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- ...

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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 discussion ...

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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 t ...

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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 ma ...

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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 ...

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Contracts for difference: a penny for the right guy

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Remember, remember the 5th of December. This is the date when the UK renewables market enters a brave new world: it’s the deadline for sealed bids in the 1st Allocation Round for Contracts for Difference ( ...

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Bright Ideas: Global trends in solar finance

Solar power has been an amazing success story of the ongoing new-energy transformation. Global installed solar capacity has grown by 95 GW in just 4 short years to 140 GW. Due to advances in technology and manufacturing techniques, the cost of PV ...

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The future of solar energy: concentrated solar power vs. photovoltaic power plants

The “solar power tower” is a catchy name for (one of the options) of harvesting solar energy today. This technology uses  computer-controlled mirrors spread over thousands of hectares to reflect sun beams towards the solar power station where wa ...

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