THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Friday

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Shared community battery may be trialled in solar-powered Canberra suburb to stabilise energy supply

Australia is home to the planet’s biggest battery. It is also the world’s leading market for household batteries. But Canberra researchers suggest medium-sized batteries — shared between several hundred homes — could be just as crucial for the energy grid’s future. The ACT Government is considering giving residents of a new suburb shared access…

We need storage at different levels across the electricity grid for the best outcomes.

Dr Marnie Shaw

Suntech’s solar farm joins the grid powered by Australia’s first digitized PPA

While not impressive in size, the Robinvale Solar Farm provides a litany of firsts for the Australian renewable energy sector. The 9.4 MW project commissioned last week marks the arrival of a new project developer and new technology, which holds the promise of opening the door for small businesses to access renewables energy Power…


Turkish energy exchange to launch green certificates

Exist is working with energy regulator EPDK to introduce a centralised platform for green certificates, it told Argus. The platform will be open to licensed plants at the launch, implying that solar plants — 97pc of which are unlicensed — will be mostly excluded. Exist has explored existing European platforms that sell guarantees of origin (GOOs)…


Serbia to invest EUR 900 million to lower environmental impact of coal power plants – minister

Serbia intends to invest EUR 900 million in the coming years to improve environmental protection in the production of electricity from coal, said energy and mining minister Aleksandar Antić. According to him, in the previous period about EUR 400 million was invested in various environmental projects in coal-fired power plants…


World’s First Integrated Hydrogen Power-to-Power Demonstration Launched

A consortium of European companies, research institutes, and universities have launched the world’s first demonstration of a fully integrated power-to-hydrogen-to-power project, at industrial scale and in a real-world power plant application. The four-year project to demonstrate HYFLEXPOWER, which has achieved a technology readiness…


Improving distributed battery programs with load control

With last week’s approved expansion of Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) Tesla Powerwall and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) home battery pilot programs and the general movement towards peak demand reduction via distributed resources, the platforms that manage these resources are rapidly rising in importance and necessity…


The Trucking Industry Is Embracing Change And Moving To Electric Vehicles

Volvo Trucks is now driven to roll out electrically-fueled heavy-duty trucks — the kind that makes short runs. It’s part of an effort by the state of California to help clean up air pollution and specifically in Los Angeles. Up first: about two dozen trucks with the accompanying charging stations. Specifically, the California Air Resources Board is investing…

There are the same parallels as solar, which is a lot of interaction between the government and the private sector to drive this forward and gain scale. Once this is achieved, then those incentives are not needed. The cost will come down because of the scale. And it is self-perpetuating.

Bob Stojanovic, director of electric vehicle infrastructure North America at ABB

EES AWARD 2020: FINALISTS IMPRESS JUDGES WITH GROUND-BREAKING BATTERIES AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Batteries and energy storage systems are crucial for the success of the new energy world – and they are already helping create a smart, sustainable and cost-efficient energy supply today. The panel of judges for the ees AWARD has selected ground-breaking products and solutions for the renowned industry prize. The winners will be honored on…


Propulsion expert sees promise in energy storage and green hydrogen

Recognition is also growing that energy storage systems based on batteries have a significant role to play in vessels working in the offshore wind sector. These and many other issues will be discussed in OWJ’s Offshore Wind Webinar Week, which includes a webinar dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of offshore wind ships…

For smaller vessels operating on batteries, the most important challenge would be to have a cost-efficient charging infrastructure. As the cost of batteries declines and as their energy density improves, the business case for batteries will become more attractive, especially where operational profiles require more onboard energy storage.

ABB global product manager – onboard DC grid and energy storage John Olav Lindtjørn

Renewvia Energy Builds Minigrids in Nigeria, with an Eye to Grow Across Africa

Renewvia Energy is building solar-based minigrids in southern Nigeria under an agreement with an investing company that aims to spur off-grid energy development in the country. The effort is part of Renewvia’s plans to expand microgrid development in Africa, a continent with large areas that have poor or non-existent electricity service…


Sydney’s 100% solar-powered floating villa

It’s a sensation we’ve all experienced, floating leisurely on the ocean surface with the sun warming our skin and painting our eyelids coral colored; but who among us hasn’t thought, at that very moment: “This is wonderful, but it would be even better if I was in a villa.” Well, Australian architect Chuck Anderson heard what the people want and…


What’s Driving the Blockchain In Energy Market Till 2025?

The global blockchain in the energy market is garnering increased traction in recent years owing to the growing number of programs aimed at the digital transformation of conventional power utilities and the rising prominence of renewable energy sources. Providing higher security measures, faster transactions, lower-cost operations…


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