NREL Inks Technology Agreement for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells

MicroLink Devices opens the door for new multijunction solar cell applications   The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into a license agreement with MicroLink Devices, Inc. (Niles, IL) to commercialize NREL’s patented inverted metamorphic (IMM) multijunction solar cells. While high-efficiency multijunction solar cells are commonly used for space satellites, researchers have continued to look for ways to improve cost and performance to enable a broader range of applications. The IMM technique licensed by MicroLink Devices enables multijunction III-V solar cells to be grown with both higher efficiencies and lower costs than traditional multijunction solar cells by reversing the order in which individual sub-cells

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DNV GL launches Battery XT, the world’s first testing-based verification tool for battery lifetime

New software tool Battery XT reduces risk and informs Li-on battery purchases and life cycle OAKLAND, California, U.S. – 23 October 2017 – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has created Battery XT, the first testing-based verification of battery lifetime for Li-on batteries. The independent verification tool compiles battery life cycle data and predicts battery degradation under different conditions and duty cycles, providing renewables stakeholders with an objective way to compare the value and reliability of types and brands of energy storage technology. The service incorporates the experience of ten years of research and development in energy storage and has been developed in cooperation

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ACCIONA to build new power transmission infrastructure in Mexico for 21 million euros

The project involves designing and building two transmission lines and two substations, working at voltages of 400 kV and 230 kV, in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. ACCIONA has been selected by Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, involving four separate design and construction jobs — two transmission lines and two substations — in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. The two power lines, at voltages of 400 kV and 230 kV, will measure 276 kilometres in total, and the two substations will operate at those voltages. This turnkey project, adjudicated for 24.5 million USD (21

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Hywind Scotland inauguration positions Masdar at the forefront of floating wind technology

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opens world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, now supplying around 20,000 households Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company’s Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology platform, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, join Scottish government and Statoil officials at launch ceremony in Aberdeen 30MW wind park to be connected to 1MWh Batwind storage solution, further optimising output Aberdeen, Scotland; October 18, 2017 – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Norway’s Minister for Energy & Petroleum, Terje Søviknes, attended today’s formal unveiling of the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, a renewable energy project which paves the way

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ACCIONA Energía will build and own three photovoltaic plants in Egypt

With total rated capacity of 150 MW, the plants will be located in the Benban complex in the Aswan region They will mean a total investment of approximately 180 million US dollars and produce clean energy equivalent to the consumption of 150,000 homes The energy sales contracts have been signed today in the presence of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, two Ministers, ACCIONA’s Chairman José Manuel Entrecanales, and Swicorp’s Chairman Kamel Lazaar, among others.   ACCIONA Energía will build and own three identical photovoltaic plants in a 50-50 alliance with its partner in the region Swicorp (Saudi Arabia) using its Renewable Energy Platform, Enara Bahrain Spv Wll (“ENARA”). Their total

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Siemens introduces DC transmission system for medium voltage to the market

Efficient power transmission in the range from 30 to 150 megawatts Functions as direct-current transmission line (DC) to control, optimize, and regulate load flows in medium-voltage alternating current grids (AC) Based on Siemens high-voltage direct-current transmission (HVDC) technology With MVDC PLUS (Medium Voltage Direct Current Power Link Universal System), Siemens is introducing a new direct-current transmission system to the market that will be serve as an efficient transmission route in medium-voltage AC grids from 30 to 150 kilovolts (kV). Siemens has developed the transmission system for grid operators who need to enlarge their infrastructure to handle the increasing volumes of power fed into the distribution system from distributed and renewable

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Siemens Gamesa debuts in Pakistan: the company wins EPC contract for the supply of 50 MW

The company will install 25 G114-2.0 MW wind turbine generators for Zephyr Power (Pvt.) Limited (“Zephyr Power”). The project is located in Gharo, Thatta District. Siemens Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in its Asian strategy with its maiden order in Pakistan. The company, in consortium with Sumec Hardware and Tools, has secured an order from the independent power producer Zephyr Power for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a 50 MW wind farm in Gharo, in the district of Thatta. The scope of Siemens Gamesa is the supply of 25 of its G114-2.0 MW, including environmental kits designed to maximize performance in high dust and high temperatures sites.

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Iberdrola crosses 2,000 MW threshold for renewables in the United Kingdom

Following the completion of a £650 million investment programme to build eight new onshore wind farms, Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has now passed the 2,000 megawatt (MW) milestone for UK wind power capacity. In just over 18 months we put over 470 MW of wind power online, enough to supply more than 280,000 homes with the substantial environmental and financial benefits for the United Kingdom. Iberdrola’s subsidiary has called for politicians and regulators to support the future development of onshore wind in Scotland – one of cheapest forms of green energy – citing the need to hit carbon reduction targets and support the anticipated increase in demand to charge electric vehicles. Studies made

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La Esperanza and Marchigüe Solar Project Acquisition

Eurus Energy America Corporation (“Eurus”) and Grenergy Renovables, S.A. (“Grenergy”) are pleased to announce the acquisition by Eurus of Grenergy’s 100% ownership interests in the La Esperanza and Marchigüe Solar Projects. Each project comprises a 9MWac solar power facility, with a combined total peak power of 20.68 MWdc, and were developed and built by Grenergy. The La Esperanza and Marchigüe projects, located southwest of Santiago, Chile, in the O’Higgins Region, use Canadian Solar panels, Ingeteam inverters and Clavijo trackers. The projects began delivering carbon-free electricity in early 2017 and are among the first non-recourse project financed distributed generation projects selling energy under the Stabilized Pricing program in Chile. Grenergy will continue

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ENGIE, through its Solairedirect subsidiary, inaugurates the Group’s largest solar farm in France, at Gréoux-les-Bains

On 27 September, Solairedirect, an ENGIE subsidiary, inaugurates the Group’s largest solar farm in France, in the presence of the Mayor of Gréoux-les-Bains, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department (04). The farm, that went into service in June 2017, covers an area of over 180 hectares. Thanks to its 300,000 solar panels and its 50 electricity transformer stations on the 2 sites of Vallongue (88.5ha) and Coteau du Rousset (92.7ha), it will produce 128 GWh per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of around 85,000 people (excluding heating). With a capacity of 82 MW, it will also avoid the equivalent of 50,000 tonnes of CO2 per year to be released into the atmosphere.

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