Many in the industry got it wrong. In the late 2000s, when the European offshore wind sector was gathering momentum, construction companies spent billions building massive jack-up units for the anticipated build-out in Europe’s northern seas.
03 June 2016 09:13 GMT
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has ordered grid operators throughout the country to purchase minimum levels of electricity generated by renewable-energy projects, to offset the curtailment of wind and solar from the grid.
02 June 2016 04:51 GMT
General Electric has towering ambitions for onshore wind and, in the wake of its Alstom acquisition, for offshore wind and hydro. But Jérôme Pécresse, chief executive of GE’s new standalone Renewable Energy division, concedes there’s one key energy source for which the US giant has not yet formulated a long-term strategy: solar.
01 June 2016 05:37 GMT
US-based UniEnergy Technologies and China’s Rongke Power have revealed plans to install an 800MWh vanadium flow battery (VFB) — the world’s largest such system — to integrate renewables into the grid in northern China, where the curtailment of wind is a serious problem.
01 June 2016 04:26 GMT
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