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Renewable Energy Industry, ICO, and Regulation – Catching up with WPO

Since we spoke in July 2019, our company’s portfolio has grown to 5.3 GW, spanning 12 European countries. Our Data Lake has increased significantly with energy data now reaching 850 GB, and we have access to ca. 10 TWh per year of production data…

The crowdfunding campaign on Lendosphere was a record-breaking success. WPO’s bond issue campaign was met with unmatched enthusiasm on the crowdlending platform as we managed to raise 600,000 EUR in less than 24 hours.

Barthélémy Rouer, CEO, WPO

EZ Blockchain Develops Movable Data Mining Containers

A Blockchain infrastructure developer, EZ Blockchain, has just announced the release of a mobile Blockchain mining infrastructure. The mining infrastructure is housed in a movable 40-foot mobile unit that can be plugged in any renewable source of energy production. These sources include hydroelectric sources, wind, solar, and biomass…


Construction begins on the world’s biggest liquid air battery

Construction is beginning on the world’s largest liquid air battery, which will store renewable electricity and reduce carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power plants. The project near Manchester, U.K., will use spare green energy to compress air into a liquid and store it. When demand is higher, the liquid air is released back into a gas, powering…

There is likely going to be a need for one or more of the medium-to-long duration electricity storage technologies to fill a gap in the market, and liquid air energy storage (LAES) is right up there as an option.

Alex Buckman, an energy storage expert at the Energy Systems Catapult group

How EV Charging Can Clean Up China’s Electricity Grid

Shanghai has just completed an historic EV-Grid Integration pilot program, the first project in China to make use of electric vehicles (EVs) as a flexible energy resource for the power grid system. The purpose of this innovative pilot was to explore how managed EV charging could improve the overall efficiency of the grid. The pilot conducted EV…


The Software-Defined Power Grid Is Here

My colleagues and I have been spending a lot of time on a project in Onslow, a remote coastal town of 850 in Western Australia, where a wealth of solar, wind power, and battery storage has come online to complement the region’s traditional forms of power generation. We’re making sure that all of these distributed energy resources work as a…


Gridtential Energy and LOLC Advanced Technologies Team up on New Bipolar Battery Technology

Gridtential Energy, the inventor and developer of Silicon Joule™ bipolar battery technology and LOLC Advanced Technologies, the research and advanced technology arm of LOLC Group announce that they have entered into a technology evaluation agreement. Under the agreement, over the next few months, LOLC Advanced Technologies and…

Worldwide demand is increasing for superior energy storage systems at the edge and driving innovation. LOLC Advanced Technologies with Ceylon Graphene Technologies are improving battery electro-chemistry with our pure graphene and our advanced manufacturing expertise. Partnering with Gridtential’s Silicon Joule bipolar solution will lead the advancements in safe, reliable and higher performing lead batteries.

Chairman Ishara Nanayakkara, LOLC Group

Circular economy is becoming basic principle for entire world

Slobodan Perović, Interim Assistant Minister for strategic planning and projects, led the creation of the document together with Aleksandra Vučinić, Head of the Group for Circular and Green Economy. He told Balkan Green Energy News that the stance toward waste and resources has been changing radically. In Perović’s view, industrial design and…


What is Transactive Energy and Why is it Important to Microgrids?

The growing emphasis on using microgrids to generate revenue is leading to increased discussion of transactive energy, a concept described in a new paper by Monash University researchers and featured at the recent Microgrid Knowledge Virtual Conference. The Monash paper, “Transactive Energy Market for Energy Management in…


SECI’s 2-GW ISTS tender oversubscribed by 2.35 GW; gets bids from 12 developers

The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) tender for 2 gigawatts (GW) of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar PV project under tranche-IX has received an overwhelming response from developers resulting in an oversubscription by about 2.35 GW, according to JMK Research. It added that the tender received bids for a total…


One More Hengtong Megawatt Energy Storage Project Connected to the Grid

An 8MWh energy storage project contracted by Jiangsu Hengtong Energy Storage Technology Co., Ltd. succeeded in reverse power transmission and was successfully connected to the grid at the first attempt. As one of the core technologies of new energy industry revolution, energy storage technology applies devices or physical media to…


Bill Gates leads $10M investment in Quidnet’s long-duration geomechanical pumped storage

Quidnet Energy, a startup developing a long-duration energy storage technology, just closed on a $10 million series B financing round. Additionally, the firm announced a contract with the New York State Energy Development Authority (NYSERDA) for a 2 MW/20 MWh demonstration project of its geomechanical pumped storage (GPS)…

Quidnet’s GPS technology is a novel form of hydroelectric energy storage. It uses time-tested well-drilling and construction technologies to pump water under pressure into subsurface geological reservoirs to store energy. When variable renewable energy is not available, this water is released to drive hydroelectric turbines to power the electric grid.

Quidnet CEO Joe Zhou

Is Wave Energy in Our Future?

Renewable Energy Can Provide 80 Percent of U.S. Electricity in the next 30 years. The question is . . . which type of renewable energy will dominate the field, and how do the different types of renewable energy work toward that goal? In this article, I would like to discuss wave energy. Most of the earth is covered with water, producing a constant…


Renewvia Launches Three Solar Minigrids in Kenya

A Renewvia Energy subsidiary has started operating three solar minigrids in Kenya as part of a program to bring minigrids to the East African nation. Renewvia Energy Kenya and Energising Development, an energy access partnership financed by six European countries, launched minigrids in the Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement, the nearby…


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