THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

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


Danish developer turns sod on 200MW PV pioneer

Danish renewables developer Better Energy has begun constructing a 200MW photovoltaic project, which will be northern Europe’s largest subsidy-free solar plant when completed next year. The solar plant, in Holstebro municipality, in Denmark, is owned by Danish group Heartland. The facility will be operational in mid-2021…

During construction, permanent grass and herb vegetation cover in the form of organic clover grass will be established, sections of the undeveloped areas will be sown with flower seeds and pesticides will no longer be used on the land area … This is a good example of how renewable energy development, nature and biodiversity can go hand in hand.

Better Energy CEO Rasmus Lildholdlt Kjaer

South Africa seeks to boost grid system with dispatchable power

On 22 August, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The RMIPPPP is a direct response to the short-term electricity supply gap as identified in the Integrated Resource Plan of 2019 (IRP 2019)…


Consumers want tech to protect the planet before sending tourists into space research from Expleo reveals

The findings come as the UK government is under pressure to embrace a ‘green’ recovery post-COVID. The report, which surveyed 2,000 UK adults, suggested that people prefer ‘powerful, but boring’ tech that solves real-world problems over flashy gadgets or novelties such as home robotics, virtual reality or home entertainment…

The results of our research suggest that consumers are keen to see technology being used to improve society as a whole and not just bring comfort in our life.

Stephen Magennis, UK Quality MD at Expleo

Britishvolt appoints world-leading lithium-ion battery expert as Chief Technical Officer

Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery technologies, has appointed Dr Allan Paterson as Chief Technical Officer. This key appointment is the latest step in Britishvolt’s mission to manufacture next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the UK, using highly advanced technologies to put Britain at the forefront of the sustainable…

With plans now advancing for our manufacturing gigaplant base, our partnerships and capital already being deployed, we are becoming well placed to create a brighter future for the British Automotive industry. This momentum will ensure that the UK is at the epicentre of electrified, zero emissions transport and advanced energy storage solutions. It’s the next industrial revolution.

Britishvolt CEO, Orral Nadjari

The reason why London buses could soon be powering your fridge at home

New technology means Londonbuses will soon be powering homes across the capital. The trial will see a North London bus garage upgraded with ‘vehicle-to-grid’ tech to use energy stored in electric buses and inject it into the wider network. If the government-funded project is rolled out across London it could power around estimated 150,000 homes…


Botswana, Namibia set to sign 5 GW solar energy plan

The southern African nations are working with US government initiative, Power Africa, to help structure the deal, Namibian Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo said in an interview on Friday. The electricity will mainly be exported across the region. The ambitious plans signal a shift for both nations that import power from South Africa’s…

The agreement to be signed will facilitate a full feasibility study that will determine the size and the location of the plants.

Namibian Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo

New Power Source: Neutrinovoltaic Energy

One of the most exciting things about technology is that it is always advancing thanks to brilliant minds that are always curious and hungry for more. When a new milestone is achieved and a once-inconceivable idea takes shape—and even begins to hit the mainstream—it almost feels like things can’t evolve further. But they can, and they do…


Renewable Energy Challenges In Southeast Asia

ASEAN has set an ambitious target of securing 23 percent of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2025 as energy demand in the region is expected to grow by 50 percent. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), this objective entails a “two-and-a-half-fold increase in the modern renewable energy share compared…

To a large extent, the lack of financial support and channels, including the availability of public funding support, has made the renewable energy sector a relatively unattractive sector to invest in.


Aug 21 CEA Report Points To Massive Problems in Solar Project Pipeline

A report released by India’s Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on August 21, indicates some huge issues for the ‘pipeline’ of solar (and wind) projects. Looking at the delays and reasons for these delays in many cases, and the evolving situation on the ground,it becomes amply clear that the 2022 target of 175 GW is at least a miracle away, especially in its…


Cenfura® Announces RAIF Investment Vehicle

Cenfura Ltd. is proud to announce the opening of a new investment vehicle – the Cenfura RAIF (Reserve Alternative Investment Fund). Cenfura‘s unique utility token offering has proved to be very popular and due to the growth of the company and scale of investment to bring about large-scale projects, Cenfura will now offer investment through the…


As Singapore emerges from the pandemic, sustainability offers jobs and other opportunities

As job losses mount amid a global economic slump caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu said opportunities will emerge in the field of sustainability. Climate scientists, engineers, technicians and food scientists will be needed as Singapore increases its capabilities in…

[Sustainability] is a new sector where jobs are going to grow—and good jobs as well.

Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu

Wipro Builds Blockchain Trading Platform for German Energy Major Uniper

Wipro on Thursday announced implementation of a blockchain-based small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) trading platform for Uniper Global Commodities SE, the energy and power commodity trading arm of Germany-based Uniper. Built in collaboration with Uniper, the platform employs a consortium model for all ssLNG players…


SunSpec uses blockchain to standardise solar panels

The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) recently announced its newest member to join the renewable energy blockchain consortium. The strategic alliance is working to standardise protocols, solutions and certifications to allow interoperability between different brands of solar panels. SunSpec Alliance is a group consisting of 100 different solar…

SunSpec’s focus on plug-and-play interoperability for solar PV and battery energy storage systems and Energy Web’s focus on building a public, open, digital ‘DNA’ for the future electricity system are a natural fit.

The CCO of Energy Web, Jesse Morris

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