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  • Innovate UK fund project to cut cable transmission losses

    Innovate UK has put up £1m ($1.4m) in grant funding for a project aimed at reducing the amount of wasted electrical power experienced through cable losses in the transmission, distribution and renewable energy sectors. Invented by the UK energy microbusiness Enertechnos, the new cable technology, dubbed the Capacitive Transfer System, can significantly improve efficiency during electricity transm

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 15:06 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Australia's Quinbrook acquires 223MW US wind portfolio

    Australia’s Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has acquired a 223MW portfolio of six operational wind projects in the US states of California, Pennsylvania and West Virginia from NextEra Energy Resources. Financial terms of the transaction were not made public. The acquisition was made by GlidePath Power Solutions, a Qunbrook portfolio company. Quinbrook says the wind farms have more than a decad

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 15:03 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Offshore oil decom role explored for OPT wave power’

    New Jersey-based Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has signed an agreement with UK player Premier Oil to study the feasibility of using renewable energy technology for the decommissioning of oil and gas projects in the North Sea. Under their partnership, OPT - a wave power technology company - will look at using its PB3 PowerBuoy , technology which helps provide reliable communications offshore, in

    Transition  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 14:57 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Canadian pension fund CPPIB buys into India's ReNew Power

    Canadian pension fund manager CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) has sealed the purchase of a 6.3% stake in ReNew Power, the fast-growing Indian renewables developer backed by Goldman Sachs. CPPIB – which invests on behalf of 20 million Canadians – bought the ReNew stake from the Asian Development bank for $144m, saying the deal “aligns well with our overall power and renewables strategy”. The Canadia

    Transition  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 14:14 GMT Andrew Lee

    BYD to build green desert seed centre in Middle East

    Chinese new energy technology company BYD has set out plans to develop a renewables-powered agricultural R&D centre in the Middle East. The complex of greenhouses, which would be fed by desalinated-water irrigation systems, would also feature animal feed production facilities, all powered by an in-house designed solar-storage micro-grid. "The centre is being proposed as part of a business cooper

    Transition  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 12:43 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    Chile boosts storage drive with Corfo and SQM lithium deal

    Chile’s development agency, Corfo, and the world’s leading lithium mining company, SQM SA, reached an agreement to almost quadruple lithium-carbonate production by 2025 and to join Albermale in the country’s storage and electrification development programme. Through the new agreement, which was reached in the Chilean arbitration courts after three years of dispute over unpaid royalties and allege

    Transition  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 11:51 GMT Alexandre Spatuzza in Rio de Janeiro

    Orsted starts-up first Siemens 7MWs at Walney Extension

    Denmark’s Orsted has generated first power from the second and final phase of its giant 659MW Walney Extension wind farm, located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Cumbria, north west of England. The Walney Extension project is being constructed in two phases using turbine technology from two different manufacturers – Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas. The first three of 47 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbin

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 11:05 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Israel's Enlight in talks to buy 150MW of wind and PV in Europe

    Israeli developer Enlight Renewable Energy Solutions is in “advanced talks” to buy 150MW-worth of wind and solar projects in Central Europe, expanding outside its homeland where projects have been met with opposition. Tel Aviv-listed Enlight said negotiations are moving forward to acquire a 105MW, $150m wind farm in Europe. The company did not reveal in a stock exchange statement the name of pro

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 10:46 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Siemens Gamesa gets 326MW tonic as Indian market revives

    Siemens Gamesa unveiled 326MW of orders in India, boosting the OEM in a key market that has been a source of pain for the last year. The orders – which span several IPPs and industrial customers – will see the Spain-based manufacturer install 135 G114 and 28 G97 2MW machines across multiple sites for March 2018 commissioning. As is usual in India, Siemens Gamesa will also handle the full gamut of

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 10:17 GMT Andrew Lee

    BMI: 'Jordan set to install 3.2GW renewable energy capacity by 2027'

    Jordan could be set to install over 3GW of renewable energy capacity in the next decade, as the country’s power mix is experiencing a “ transition”, according to analysts at consultancy BMI Research. “Jordan's power mix will undertake a substantial transition over the next decade, as access to gas and the rapid expansion of the solar and wind power sectors will reduce the importance of imported o

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Jan 09:42 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa