8.3 GW of Solar PV managed by GreenPowerMonitor including 10 projects larger than 100 MW

 GreenPowerMonitor, part of DNV GL, expected to reach milestone of 9GW PV under its management by end of 2017.  DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, announced a key milestone today with GreenPowerMonitor (GPM) providing monitoring, control and asset management solutions for 10 uber-large PV energy power plants in production globally. The total solar PV capacity monitored by GPM is currently 8.3 GW and is expected to reach 9 GW by the end of the year. According to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2017, Solar PV is expected to become a major contributor to the energy supply of the future and play a significant

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Unleashing potential for future energy solutions

Monday morning 100 participants from the UNLEASH Innovation Lab met with EnergyLab Nordhavn The sun was shining and not a cloud in sight when 100 UNLEASH talents arrived in Nordhavn early in the morning. As a project addressing some of the global sustainability challenges EnergyLab Nordhavn was very pleased to welcome the group focusing on Energy.   When introducing EnergyLab Nordhavn and the new urban energy infrastructures integrated in parts of Nordhavn a short introduction, to both the Copenhagen 2025 Climate Plan as well as overall approach to the development of the Nordhavn area is necessary. Københavns Kommune, Per Boesgaard, Chief Consultant and By & Havn, Rikke Faaborg, Head of

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Wind industry gears up for Spanish 4.1 GW deployment challenge: requests post-2020 visibility

WindEurope welcomes the 1.1 GW awarded to wind yesterday in the Spanish renewables auction. The figure adds to the nearly 3 GW wind won in the previous auction in May 2017. According to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), the installation of the projects accorded to wind this year (and in 2016) will translate into investments in excess of €4.5bn and the creation of 25,000-30,000 jobs during construction. “It is a positive signal for the wind industry, notably the Spanish supply chain,” said WindEurope Chief Policy Officer, Pierre Tardieu. “However, due to the four-year market standstill, we’re playing catch-up,” Tardieu added. “The Spanish government is trying to deploy in the

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ENGIE, partner of the Solar Impulse Foundation for a sustainable world

ENGIE and the Solar Impulse Foundation announce today their partnership at Viva Technology, in Paris, a hub for the world’s innovators dedicated to the exhibition of future technology. Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, and Bertrand Piccard, founder of Solar Impulse, commit together to promoting concrete energy solutions that are both economically and ecologically viable. ENGIE and Solar Impulse are both convinced of the importance of innovation and technology in meeting this challenge. This commitment reflects the common roots of the history of ENGIE and the Solar Impulse Foundation: a pioneering spirit, a desire to shape a sustainable energy world and a bold entrepreneurial spirit. ENGIE, leader of the energy revolution,

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IRENA and State Grid of China to Cooperate on Accelerating Energy Transition

IRENA to work with world’s largest utility to improve grid efficiency  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility, agreed today to enhance their co-operation with a view to advancing the energy transition under global and regional initiatives, including the Paris Agreement and the Belt and Road initiative. The framework of the agreement includes opportunities for collaboration on activities related to integrating high shares of wind and solar, grid integration, interconnection and smart grids. The framework also includes initiating technical co-operation in the context of IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor initiatives and capacity building activities related to integrating renewable power in

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WindEurope encourage Lithuanians to pursue their ambitious plans for wind

A WindEurope delegation (CEO Giles Dickson, Kresten Ørnbjerg of Vestas and Aistis Radavicius of the Lithuanian Wind Association) met the Lithuanian Energy Minister on 12 May. We also met the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Energy Committee in the Lithuanian Parliament and the Chair of the Economy Committee. We were encouraged to learn that the Lithuanian Government is thinking of proposing a 2030 renewables target of target of 45% of electricity (up from 16% today) as part of their new national energy strategy. We urged the Minister to include as part of this ambitious MW figures for both onshore and offshore wind and, above all, to give a clear long-term

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DNV GL starts Joint Industry Project to improve assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms

A new recommended practice will provide industry guidance on optimal collection and assessment of site conditions which will lead to time, cost and risk reduction in offshore wind farm designing. DNV GL invites industry partners to start a Joint Industry Project (JIP) for improving the collection and assessment of site conditions data for offshore wind farms. Aiming to increase the efficiency of collecting site conditions, the new JIP will work with stakeholders from across the wind industry. The knowledge generated from the JIP is planned to be ultimately incorporated in a DNV GL recommended practice. The design of an offshore wind farm is dependent on the quality of the calculated

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CENER organizes the annual project meeting of NEWA, developing the New European Wind Atlas

A group of around 50 wind energy experts coming from 8 European countries have met these days in Pamplona to participate in the annual Project meeting that will develop the new European wind atlas which receives the name of NEWA (New European Wind Atlas). From Monday to Wednesday last week several working sessions took place under the organization of CENER (Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables) Wind Energy Department, which coordinates the technical Spanish team involved in this project. For this annual meeting of NEWA partners, on top of analyzing the experiments results carried out up to date in Scandinavian Countries, Germany and Portugal, actions of the second half of the Project

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InnoEnergy releases economic models to assess impact of electricity regulation

 InnoEnergy, together with FUNSEAM and the Chair of Energy Sustainability at the University of Barcelona, has developed new econometric models for European energy regulators. These innovative models allow regulators to assess the potential economic impact of their choices on the retail price of electricity, income transfers between producers and consumers, and economic growth. The research, which took more than a year to complete, sought to understand and quantify economic impacts from Europe’s electricity regulation. The resulting models examine the effect of network and renewable energy promotion costs on electricity retail prices, consumption and economic growth. They also assess the impact of the liberation of the electricity retail market and the uptake of

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Cities lead the way on clean and decentralized energy solutions

With urban energy use growing rapidly, cities will be key to a sustainable energy transition. Stockholm, Frankfurt and Seoul, among others, show how this can be done. They all aim to increase their energy supply from renewables, increase the number of electric vehicles and provide renewable heating and cooling solutions for buildings. All three have set ambitious targets:, Stockholm aims to be fossil-fuel free by 2040, Frankfurt seeks to achieve 100% renewable energy supply by 2050, and Seoul aims to be 20% self-sufficient in sustainable electricity by 2020.   A critical challenge for reaching ambitious renewable targets is that different parts of the energy system must be linked much more

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