THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Tuesday

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Hi! Here is your daily dose of articles related to renewable energy, sustainability, and technology. Stay safe!


Transactive Energy Systems for Reliability

It can be hard work developing material with volunteer groups but the SEPA Transactive Energy (TE) working group is developing some interesting products. It is only possible due to the time and dedication of our members who take time out of their busy schedules to help us to push the boundaries of TE thought leadership even further…


It’s Harder Than You Think To Stop Using Fossil Fuels

Efforts to ween the economy off of fossil fuels and onto more renewable energy to address climate change face significant technological hurdles beyond the economic impacts of such a transition. When considering the environmental costs and benefits of shifting away from fossil fuels – particularly in the transportation and industrial sectors of the economy…

Gasoline, for example, is ten quadrillion times more energy-dense than solar radiation, one billion times more energy-dense than wind and water power, and ten million times more energy-dense than human power.


When DER Installations Require Mitigation to Meet Interconnect Standards

Today’s utilities are striving to reduce their carbon footprint by installing clean and sustainable technologies, such as wind and solar generation. As the penetration of renewables in the grid increases, utilities face emerging challenges. Voltage sags from energizing renewable generation transformers is one of the power quality issues that could…


Open source for a global ‘energiewende’

Computer models are essential for achieving energy turnaround also known as “Energiewende”. Simulations can help in the planning of capacities for generating, transporting, and storing energy, taking into account dynamic parameters such as the weather and energy consumption. Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of …


CleanTech and green energy: the way forward for Smart Cities

The greatest innovations in the history of mankind were born out of crisis and necessity. The ability to adapt and innovate in dire times is what separates success from failure; leaders that show the way forward from those that follow. OpenGov is always seeking to recognize and promote such leaders of innovation. This pursuit has led to partner…

Anzene plans to launch the power block in market in the second quarter of 2021. They are still fine-tuning the innovation and plan to make it more powerful using a swapping station with multiple energy blocks.


Ugandans to access affordable energy under new EIB and ENGIE initiative

Millions of people, small holders and entrepreneurs in remote villages across Uganda are set to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme agreed between ENGIE, through its Solar Home System company Fenix International and the European Investment Bank, one of the world’s largest financiers of…

As of now, ENGIE is providing decentralized electricity to more than 4.5 million people in nine countries through solar home systems from both Fenix and ENGIE Mobisol, as well as mini-grids from ENGIE PowerCorner.

Yoven Moorooven, CEO, ENGIE Africa

Holy Floating Solar With Green Hydrogen Offshore Wind Farm, Batman

Offshore wind farms are exciting enough without any accessorizing, but it looks like Shell is determined to gild the renewable energy lily. The company just nailed down rights to build the massive Hollandse Kust (nord, not zuid) wind farm off the coast of The Netherlands in its CrossWind joint venture with Eneco, and 759 megawatts worth of wind…


Check out Siemens’ microgrid demonstration lab at New Jersey headquarters

Siemens USA has launched an advanced microgrid research and demonstration environment at its U.S. Corporate Technology headquarters in Princeton, N.J. The living lab will validate the latest technologies in order to provide the market with a comprehensive blueprint of how microgrids can be flexibly operated in similar applications such as…

The microgrid market has been growing quickly and we have the opportunity to test how each component of these systems work as a whole. The beauty of our R&D work in Princeton is that we have the power to investigate and validate highly innovative technologies continuously in a real environment, resulting in a clear blueprint for a more efficient and flexible microgrid system that can be replicated all over the world.

Xiaofan Wu, Princeton Island Grid Project Manager, Siemens Corporate Technology

Q CELLS receives Highest Reputation Award from Focus Money

Q CELLS, a globally successful full-service provider of clean energy solutions in the areas of solar systems, solar power plants, energy storage, and power contracts, has been awarded the ‘Highest Reputation’ seal by Focus Money for its outstanding customer orientation and excellent reputation among consumers. In times of ever-increasing market…


Tech Giants Prepare for Renewables Surge

It’s no secret that big tech companies are leaders in innovation. Whether they’re creating the newest gadgets or updated cloud technology, they are pioneers in the field. However, one area where all big tech companies must improve is renewable energy. With COVID-19 exposing the link between public health and clean energy, tech giants are…


Socially conscious investing gains prominence amid Covid-19

At the moment, when so many industries are staggered by the coronavirus pandemic, investors are beating the market by putting their money in companies committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities favoring transparency, diversity and sustainability. ESG is where profits are, signaling that doing the right thing…

Long term, renewables could emerge stronger than ever, especially if governments integrate support for clean energy into Covid-19 economic recovery programmes.


Vehicle to grid technology could address UK’s energy storage challenge

The UK electricity system is undergoing significant and rapid change. It has the world’s largest installed capacity of offshore wind, has effectively stopped generating electricity from coal, and has recorded a 20% drop in demand since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this transition from traditional, reliable coal to weather-dependent wind…


The Role of Virtual Power Plants in a Decentralized Power Grid

The energy landscape is changing. Megatrends are disrupting the energy and industrial situation worldwide. Greater urbanization, a drive for decarbonization, and the growing influence of digitalization are changing the way industrial goods are produced around the world, as well as how people are consuming and producing energy…


EDF, NV Energy sign power contract for one of the world’s largest solar-plus-storage projects

One of the largest solar-plus-storage projects in the world is being paired with one of the longest power contracts known to pv magazine, as EDF Renewables has signed a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with NV Energy for the electricity generated by the upcoming Chuckwalla solar farm. Located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians…

While 20-year power contracts appear to be the norm, there has been a small recent trend of contracts in the 12- to 15-year range — which highlights EDF Renewables and NV Energy’s 22-year contract term.


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