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Keeping the lights on in an age of renewable energy

Keeping the lights on in an age of renewable energy

Accelerating the energy transition is an urgent necessity if we are to avoid climate catastrophe, but first we need to overcome the challenges that a dramatic increase in wind and solar energy brings. 'Dunkelflaute' - this word gives some peop ...

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Wind market storming ahead in Vietnam, but possible obstacles remain

Wind market storming ahead in Vietnam, but possible obstacles remain

With Indonesia and the Philippines still not quite reaching their stride and the leading Thai market hitting a rough patch, wind development in Vietnam looks like storming ahead of the ASEAN pack. It was with this background that market participa ...

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24 Women Working Toward the Future of Energy and Engineering

24 Women Working Toward the Future of Energy and Engineering

  Sunday, June 23, 2019 marks the sixth annual International Women in Engineering Day! Launched in 2014 by the UK based Women's Engineering Society, Women in Engineering Day celebrates females from across the globe within the field of ...

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Wind technology: Our saviour in the fight against carbon emissions?

Wind technology: Our saviour in the fight against carbon emissions?

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event which occurs annually on June 15th. Organised by WindEurope and GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council), it's an opportunity for the industry to celebrate wind technology, facilitate information sharing and promote ...

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Refining offshore wind turbine availability projections with latest operational experience and state-of-the-art modelling

Refining offshore wind turbine availability projections with latest operational experience and state-of-the-art modelling

The cornerstone of any successful offshore wind energy project is a robust assessment of the wind resource and energy yield. Indeed, with increasingly competitive auction driven markets, obtaining a robust and reliable pre-construction energy yie ...

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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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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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