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  • Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm reaches financial close

    SSE Renewables and joint venture partner Equinor have reached financial close on Dogger Bank C, the third phase of the offshore wind farm based in the UK. The total investment in Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be approximately £9 billion ($12 billion), with around £3 billion ($4 billion) allocated for phase C including offshore transmission.…

  • Australia tests residential solar+storage as a virtual power plant

    Project Symphony will investigate the use of distributed energy resources in Western Australia’s energy market. The Au$35.5 million (US$25 million) project being led by the Western Australia state power supplier Western Power aims to recruit around 500 customers with over 900 distributed energy resources including rooftop solar, batteries, and smart appliances to manage as a…

  • Benefits of mesoscale modeling for offshore wind projects

    Contributed by Mark Stoelinga, Arcvera Renewables The lack of complex terrain in the offshore environment may intuitively steer project developers away from mesoscale modeling to assess the project wind energy resource. However, there are compelling technical reasons indicating that this is not the right course of action. Here is why. The wind industry has long…

  • Financing renewable energy in developing economies

    By Kamogelo Motse, Researcher, Climate Council In 2015 at the United Nations Assembly, 17 Sustainable Development Goals were established. The purpose of the Sustainable Development Goals is to make sure that everyone has a better and sustainable future. One of them was coined SDG7 and aims to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, reliable,…

  • Electric school bus charging hub could provide ‘blueprint’ for grid support

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip By connecting the batteries of parked electric school buses to the grid, a first-of-its-kind electric school bus charging hub aims to provide enough backup power to support up to 10,000 homes. Nuvve plans to build a hub with 200, fast-charging stations at Blue Bird Corporation’s delivery facility in Fort Valley, Georgia. When parked,…

  • U.S. records red-hot quarter for utility-scale solar, battery storage

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The U.S. connected 2.4 gigawatts of utility-scale solar projects to its power grids in the third quarter of 2021 representing 46% growth over the same period last year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The red-hot quarter also included the addition of 127 megawatts of battery storage paired with utility-scale solar PV systems.…

  • Amid a flood of solar applications, Maine seeks a more targeted approach

    By David Thill, Energy News Network A stakeholder group tasked with helping lawmakers incentivize distributed generation and plan grid upgrades is expected to issue its first of two reports by Jan. 1. Two years after opening the gates for small-scale renewable development in Maine, officials now have to figure out how to situate new projects…

  • United completes world’s first passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip On an otherwise normal flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport on Wednesday, a United 737 Max 8 passenger flight operated with 100% sustainable aviation fuel — a first, and monumental, step for the aviation industry. Boeing, CFM International, Virent, World Energy, and United partnered on the 612-mile…

  • Amazon’s massive renewable energy portfolio just got a lot bigger

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Amazon is adding to its massive global renewable energy portfolio with 18 new projects in Europe and the U.S. — bringing its global clean energy procurement to 12 gigawatts. The new utility-scale wind and solar projects across the U.S., Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. total 5.6 GW. Amazon now has 274…

  • IEA: Record renewables growth predicted despite high commodity prices

    The world’s capacity to generate electricity from renewable technologies is on course to accelerate, with 2021 expected to set a fresh all-time record for new installations. This is according to the latest report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which emphasizes that despite rising costs for key materials used to make solar panels and…