THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Wednesday

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Hi! Here is your daily dose of useful links and articles related to renewable energy and technology. Enjoy!


How long will the slowdown in renewables last?

Taking a sports analogy, renewables proliferation resembled a sprint for most of the last decade. Estimates suggest that renewables today enjoy a 22.5 percent share of the world’s energy mix — a dramatic increase from 8.6 percent at the start of the last decade, with solar taking claim as the dominant technology. Impressive growth has been due to…

With installation costs falling to an extent that renewable additions globally are outpacing coal-fired builds, the rationale for further government subsidies has become more contentious.


Enphase Energy to Participate in Microgrid Panel Discussion and Deliver Ensemble Training at 2020 NABCEP CE Conference

Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that the Company’s Transactive Energy Architect, Donny Zimmanck, will represent Enphase at the 2020 North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Continuing…

As energy resilience becomes more important to homeowners, installers who take advantage of this training will be ready to confidently answer questions and deploy and install Always-On solar-plus-storage systems from Enphase.

Mehran Sedigh, vice president and general manager of the energy storage business at Enphase Energy

Reinventing steam power technology for a low-carbon future

As prevalent debates concerning the implementation of carbon-neutral sources continue to make headlines, also increasingly rife, is the energy industry’s endeavor to explore a broader array of renewable energy sources including biomass. Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass. Interestingly, Africa has the highest…

Across the world digital technologies are transforming the energy industry by increasing levels of productivity, lowering operational costs and extending the life of machinery. It’s time for South Africa to join this Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Lee Dawes, GE Steam Power Sub-Saharan Africa CEO

Know your NEM: Solar and battery sold short in energy transition blueprint

The Integrated System Plan is one of the most important documents to be released in Australia in many years. It sets out a 20-year blueprint for the renewable energy transition in Australia’s main grid, from the “central scenario” that takes us to 70% renewables by 2041, to the “step change” that gets us to more than 90 percent. Ambitious as that…

We are already observing AEMO’s forecast 2030 battery storage prices for projects occurring today.

Tesla

FreeWord – Power-to-X: The solution for decarbonization

The Paris Agreement provides a roadmap for low-carbon fueled economic growth, and these goals require further development of reliable renewable energy technologies. So far, transformation efforts in the energy sector have focused on increasing renewable production capacity as the basis for a future energy system, and renewable sources have been…

For the grid to function efficiently, the power supply needs to match power demand at all times, but with renewables, that’s not always the case.

Charles Barnhart, the lead author of the study and a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford

Study: Photonic Tech Aids Sustainability

A recently released report from several German trade and research organizations argues that photonic technologies can represent “a driver of global sustainability,” and that the application of these technologies can prevent some 2.92 billion tons of annual CO2 emissions by 2030. Those avoided emissions, according to the study, would “correspond to at…


Energy storage: UK capacity increasing

Energy storage capacity is increasing in the UK, with the announcement of a major new deal to deliver two 50MW battery superhubs in Oxford and Kent by the end of this year. The deal between Pivot Power, part of EDF’s renewables arm and Finnish tech firm Wartsila will mean 100MW of storage capacity between sites in Cowley, Oxford…

A stroke of a policy pen will be the key to everything. It’s when it’s made economically viable to trade energy live with the National Grid that the breakthrough will happen.

Steven Harris, a sustainable energy consultant

Government spends £37m to build electric cars, ships and planes in push to net-zero carbon emissions

Ministers will commit £36.7m to the development of electric cars, ships and planes in a bid to accelerate the push towards net-zero carbon emissions. Four “centres of excellence” dedicated to research on how best to build green machines will be set up in North-East England, the East Midlands, Scotland, and Wales. And government money will…

Going net zero will help grow our economy, create thousands of new jobs in greener industries and very importantly, protect our natural environment and planet for our children. That is why today this Government is supercharging the manufacture of electric cars, planes and ships with a £36.7m investment.

Britain’s Business Secretary and Minister for COP26 Alok Sharma

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