THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Friday

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Chevron to Build 500MW of Renewables to Power Oil and Gas Facilities

Chevron announced it will build 500 megawatts of renewable energy plants to power some of its global facilities, in what amounts to a sizable scaling up of clean energy for an oil giant with comparatively few big investments in renewables to date. Chevron will work with Canada’s Algonquin Power & Utilities, a growing global…


@properties And Headline Solar Announce Strategic Sustainability Partnership

@properties, the leading real estate brokerage firm in Chicagoland, has tapped Headline Solar, one of the fastest-growing solar providers in Illinois, as a strategic partner to showcase the value of solar energy for its agents and clients. The businesses will work together to develop resources, training and support services as homeowner interest in…


This hybrid offshore wind farm will be a green energy ‘supergroup’

Oil giant Shell and Dutch utility Eneco have won a tender to build a super-hybrid offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. It will consist of two sites located 11.5 miles (18.5 km) off the west coast, near the town of Egmond aan Zee. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy selected the Shell/Eneco consortium, CrossWind, to build the Hollandse…

Offshore wind will play a pivotal role in the worldwide energy transition. It will also be another important next step in our ambition to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner, in step with society.

Maarten Wetselaar, director of Shell Integrated Gas and New Energies, said:

Iberdrola will build and operate the world’s largest on site photovoltaic self-consumption system for SABIC

Iberdrola and SABIC are making progress in their respective business and sustainability strategies with the signing of a pioneering long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) whereby the energy company will provide green electricity to the industrial plant of the petrochemical multinational in La Aljorra – Cartagena, in Murcia, for the next 25 years…

PPAs continue to place value on the competitiveness of renewables and continue to open up opportunities for the development of innovative projects that are transforming the present and future of energy in our country.

Eduardo Insunza, Global Strategic Customers Director

The benefits of cross-border renewable energy trading

Despite COVID-19 affecting energy demand (global energy demand is projected to fall 6% in 2020 – seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis), sub-Saharan Africa’s electricity needs are growing. In its Africa Energy Outlook 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says rapid economic and population growth in Africa…

For example, researchers have shown that the North-East Asian grid, when implemented, could lead to annual savings of $24 billion, with an additional 65GW of renewable energy generation capacity leading to an annual greenhouse gas emission reduction of 9%.


Overcoming Inequity With Energy Storage

As the conversations for racial equity have intensified worldwide, so have conversations surrounding environmental justice. No matter the topic, work needs to be done across all fields of environmental studies. In the energy space, advocates for environmental justice have identified several issues where underrepresented groups have…


Jigar Shah on the solar industry: ‘We embrace innovation because it is in our blood’

The solar industry feels like it is moving so fast, we don’t always make time to think about what we have accomplished or where we’re going or the values that continue to propel us forward. But now – at a time of such enormous change and challenge – we need that kind of clear view to keep us grounded. In the United States today…

We are being looked at by everyone from prominent political campaigns to elected officials in our towns and counties to provide the economic development needed for the nation’s recovery from Covid.

Jigar Shah

The dominant foreign players curtail the African decentralized renewable energy systems

The Distributed Funds for Distributed Renewable Energy rundown by the proponent organization articulates the importance of public finance institutions to support the remote off-grid and micro-grid renewable energy projects. The decentralized energy resources industry has been advancing continuously for the past seven years…


Hybrid energy solutions

Over the past decade, renewable energy technologies have become more competitive everywhere in the world. Africa is no different, with tremendous solar and wind resources, and an extensive need for additional generation capacities – not only in remote off-grid areas but also on its supranational and national grids. In this context, hybrid…


Malaysia’s Stock Exchange Eyes Blockchain for Bond Market Digitization

Malaysia’s national stock exchange will explore the digitization of the country’s bond market through a proof-of-concept blockchain project. Known as Project Harbour, the initiative will use distributed ledger technology (DLT) as a register for the Labuan Financial Exchange’s (LFX) bond marketplace. LFX is a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia…


Shell and Eneco’s offshore wind farm to include floating solar and hydrogen production

A consortium made up of Shell and Eneco is to develop an offshore wind farm that will incorporate a range of “technology demonstrations” including floating solar and hydrogen produced by electrolysis. The 759 megawatt (MW) Hollandse Kust (noord) facility will be subsidy-free and able to produce at least 3.3 terawatt-hours annually, according to…

CrossWind will test a variety of innovations in the field of energy storage and flexibility, with the possibility of rolling them out on a larger scale at other wind farms in the future.

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Will 2020 Be the Year of the Green Industrial Revolution?

Over the next 6-18 months, it is estimated that countries will invest more than US$ 20 trillion to recover from the fallout of COVID-19, with the global economy expected to shrink by 3% this year. The makeup of these financial decisions will define the shape of our societies and economies for decades to come. At the same time, the planet is facing a climate…


Meet the startup building a sustainable alternative to Tesla’s Powerwall

A battery that doesn’t blow up, doesn’t use scarce rare earth metals, and can power your house for 20 years — is it possible? VoltStorage, a Munich-based startup, which just received €6m in VC funding, thinks it has the answer. It is about the size of a small fridge and uses vanadium redox-flow technology to store energy, rather than the lithium-ion…

Millions of houses now have solar panels on the roof, so it makes sense to have a battery that can really make use of the energy these generate.

Michael Peither, cofounder and chief technology officer of VoltStorage

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