Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, is to collaborate with the University of Strathclyde and The Data Lab to jointly sponsor Rosemary Tawn for a PhD in Short-Term Wind and Solar Power Forecasting.
New CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS receives Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt Reiner Haseloff at its R&D and technology center in Germany.
Local authority’s heritage and environmental concerns were assuaged at the first attempt, ensuring lightning fast preparations for next year’s auction scheme.
- The Baylio, Dehesa de los Guadalupes and Furatena solar PV plants, of over 42 MW each, located in Logrosán, are slated to enter into operation by the end of 2019 and generate over 240 GWh annually
- The three facilities will be the Group’s first solar PV plants in Spain’s Extremadura region
- The projects will involve an investment of around 100 million euros, and are part of the 339 MW of solar capacity awarded to Enel Green Power España in the Spanish government's July 2017 renewable energy tender
Trina Solar Limited announced that it will provide 190megawatts of its integrated photovoltaic
CMI Energy, part of CMI Group, will be inaugurating Europe's largest industrial energy storage facility on October 26, 2018. The MiRIS (Micro Réseau Intégré Seraing) energy storage pilot plant consists of energy storage and PV integrated with a microgrid. The purpose of the full-scale pilot project is to demonstrate advanced integration of intermittent renewable energy resources with battery-based energy storage to produce a fully dispatchable renewable energy resource. MiRIS is located at the CMI Group’s international headquarters, located in Seraing (Belgium).
CMI Energy's MiRIS project will be integrated with the CMI Group's headquarters complex to allow its engineers to perform detailed analysis of renewable integration with energy storage
Jean-Michel Gheeraerdts, President of CMI Energy, when announcing the MiRIS project said, “We now have ways to use green energy sources that eradicate their major flaw: intermittent production. Energy storage and management can be applied in a number of fields as an alternative to diesel generators for unconnected regions, as a way of deferring investment in parts of the network, as a means of optimizing existing photovoltaic or wind systems, and as an enabler of participation in the primary or secondary reserve markets.”
MiRIS consists of renewable and energy storage systems. The renewable part includes a 2 MWp, 1.75 GWh/yr., photovoltaic system with 6,500 roof top and carport panels. The 4.2MWh energy storage part consists of a lithium-ion battery system and two different flow battery systems. The technology showcase interconnects with the building’s electrical network and its DSO 15kV distribution service connection. The existing facility consumes approximately 1.3 GWh/yr.
MiRIS will facilitate investigation of the interoperability of renewables and different energy storage technologies for a variety of user energy profiles, particularly with respect to renewable energy time shifting and energy resale to the grid. MiRIS will also enable evaluation of microgrid “islanding” operation, potential grid ancillary service opportunities, and the influence of user demand response.
CMI Energy, is part of CMI, Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie, based in Belgium and founded in 1817. With turnover of almost €1 billion, CMI employs over 5,500 individuals worldwide. CMI Energy is an international supplier of HRSGs, industrial boilers and steam generators for concentrated solar power with thermal storage. For a detailed white paper on the MiRIS project, please visit to www.cmigroupe.com/energy-storage.
SunPower, one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, will formally introduce its highest efficiency X-Series residential solar panel this week during Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany.
NTR’s second sustainable infrastructure fund, NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II has acquired nine operational UK ground mount solar assets totalling 38.4MW for an enterprise value of €61.3 million, including a deferred consideration amount of €2.6 million, on satisfactory completion of certain conditions.
EDP Renewables, S.A., through its subsidiary EDP Renováveis Brasil, S.A., secured a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement to sell the energy set to be produced by the Pereira Barreto solar photovoltaic park.
The off-grid solar module manufacturer OPES Solutions expects that the Internet of Things boom will significantly increase the demand for small photovoltaic modules. The background is the ever-lower energy consumption of modern data technology and the falling costs of solar modules.
- The new solar capacity connected to the grid includes the 828 MW Villanueva park and the 260 MW Don José facility
- Investment in the construction of the two projects amounted to around 950 million US dollars, of which 710 million for Villanueva and 240 million for Don José
- Villanueva and Don José bring the total renewable capacity connected by Enel Green Power to grids around the world from January to date to approximately 1,553 MW