Before deploying new equipment in an offshore environment, testing is absolutely vital. Replicating those harsh conditions within the confines of a test hall requires access to specialist, purpose-built facilities, which can significantly reduce the time and cost of getting products to the point of commercialisation.
21 August 2016 08:12 GMT
AES Corp. scored an order from utility San Diego Gas and Electric to build two battery-storage arrays to help smooth California’s influx of renewables, with one of the arrays to become the largest in the US upon its completion early next year.
19 August 2016 02:45 GMT
1366 Technologies, the solar wafer start-up backed by Hanwha Q Cells and Wacker Chemie, says it has achieved a key R&D milestone by demonstrating its ability to grow three-dimensional PV wafers, which remain durable despite using less polysilicon feedstock.
16 August 2016 05:55 GMT
Researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have developed a method to boost and stabilise the performance of next-generation perovskite solar cells.
02 August 2016 09:37 GMT
European transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has kicked off a pilot scheme to explore how new energy technologies could be bolted into existing electricity infrastructure, to take over the role of grid-stabilising primary reserve capacity providers from coal- and gas-fired power plants.
01 August 2016 12:28 GMT
UK technology development body the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is creating a "digital clone" of the 7MW Levenmouth demonstrator turbine it operates on the east coast of Scotland, with a view to honing engineering for the next generation of ultra-large-scale offshore machines.
29 July 2016 08:00 GMT
Deepwater Wind’s Block Island, the first offshore wind project to be built in the Americas, has entered the home stretch, with the blades and towers assembled in Providence to be transported to the project site over the next few weeks where they will meet the GE nacelles currently en route from France.
26 July 2016 10:16 GMT
Germany-based wind turbine maker Senvion and US industrial giant GE are preferred suppliers in the two first winning floating offshore wind bids announced by French environment minister Ségolène Royal, with a combined capacity of more than 48MW.
25 July 2016 11:14 GMT
Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk revealed the hotly anticipated next stage of his “master plan”, intensifying his argument that Tesla should buy SolarCity to hasten the advent of an era of seamlessly integrated distributed PV, storage and electric vehicles.
21 July 2016 01:57 GMT
After a five-year soap opera starring a US billionaire – and maybe soon its next President – and a cast of Scottish politicians and judges, finally it looks like an offshore wind farm could actually get built.
21 July 2016 11:36 GMT
US power technology giant GE is supplying utility-scale 1.5kV inverters to solar developer Looop as part of a pilot project spearheading take-up in Japan of a technology expected to soon become dominant in the global PV sector.
19 July 2016 03:15 GMT
US floating wind pioneer Principle Power and European technology development body KIC InnoEnergy have signed a multi-year partnership deal that will include a €4m ($4.43m) injection to boost the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project being built off Portugal.
19 July 2016 07:32 GMT
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