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Friday, 3 July 2015

Climeon and SSAB install waste heat recovery system to generate electricity

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/climeon-and-ssab-install-waste-heat-capture-20150703

Swedish company Climeon and steel manufacturer SSAB have jointly installed a Climeon Ocean system to capture waste heat from SSAB’s Borlänge Plant and produce 100% clean electricity.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Westermost Rough offshore wind farm officially inaugurated





The offshore wind power plant Westermost Rough, consisting of 35 Siemens 6 MW wind turbines and located 8 kilometres off the east coast of the UK, was officially inaugurated this week on July 1st 2015.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Why is the UK government proposing to sell of the Green Investment Bank?

https://solarthermalmagazine.com/2015/06/30/why-is-the-uk-government-proposing-to-sell-off-the-green-investment-bank/


Cornwall to develop UK's first integrated smart energy system

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/cornwall-to-develop-uka-s-first-integrated-20150630


The Smart Cornwall Business Development project has announced the initial results of its initiative to develop the UK’s first fully integrated smart energy system.

UK offshore wind subsidies "can't last forever" says Amber Rudd

http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2015/06/uk-offshore-wind-subsidies-can-t-last-forever-rudd.html?eid=291027467&bid=1108295

UK Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, recently gave a keynote speech to RenewableUK's  Global Offshore Wind 2015 conference. Although she confirmed that the government does intend to support offshore wind, she also said that subsidies "can't last forever".

Ms Rudd described offshore wind as “one of the 21st century’s industrial success stories” but she added that the industry's costs must be “progressively reduced”so that it “becomes more and more competitive, requiring less and less public support so the future is sustainable and subsidy-free”.

Fergus Ewing MSP, Scotland’s minister for business, energy and tourism, was heartened by Ms Rudd's support for offshore wind but also noted that “there also needs to be clarity of support beyond 2020”. Others felt that she had failed to offer clear policy signals.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Vanadium flow batteries for energy storage

Vanadium flow batteries promise to be even better than lithium ion for energy storage. They don't wear out, they're cheaper and are ideal for large renewable energy projects like wind and solar farms https://solarthermalmagazine.com/2015/06/26/vanadium-flow-batteries-for-energy-storage/


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Solar PV Feed-in Tariff Calculator

 

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Camden County (USA) wastewater solar project

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project

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EMEC wave test site Orkney

New Vestas low wind turbine

Los Alamos smart grid demonstration project

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