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Addressing the recycling challenge associated with wind turbine blades, particularly in a cost-effective manner, has long been a concern for operators of renewable wind projects. While the decommissioning responsibilities typically fall on project owners, the focus has largely been on industrialized decommissioning, neglecting the crucial aspect of constructing high-performance blades from more sustainable materials. The
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Solar panel decommissioning is at an inflection point. Shifts in commodity prices and secondary markets, coupled with rising costs and inflation are calling traditional assumptions about decommissioning into question. Between a massive oversupply of new panels, falling prices, and rising costs, solar decommissioning has become more expensive than many utilities and other solar owners initially
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2024: The Year Of The Energy Grid?
As we enter further into 2024, developers still anticipate governments to take action and overcome the challenges we have regarding an inadequately connected, outdated, and centralized energy grid. Within the EU, the pivotal question emerges: Can the EU Action Plan for Grids, backed by a €584 billion investment until 2030, truly address developers’ pressing grid
Denmark, long admired for its strides in renewable energy, has presented its new agreement to transform the country into a net energy exporter whilst trying to overcome the universal ‘Not-in-my-backyard’ attitude keeping many developers worldwide from breaking new ground. The deal, which comes in the wake of the newly amended European Renewable Energy Directive, rewards
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Upcoming wind auctions 2024
2023 has been a busy offshore wind auction year worldwideMore than 10 lease auctions and five support and offtake auctions have taken place this year, but 2024 is currently setting itself up to become the busiest year in the offshore wind history ever according to Aegir Insights. New offshore wind auctions have been announced in
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Perovskite solar cell lab testing
NREL Research Reveals Importance of Simultaneous Conditions To Determine Problem Areas. Testing Perovskite Solar Cells in “outdoor-real-conditions” is crucial to reach commercialization Perovskite solar cells should be subjected to a combination of stress tests simultaneously to predict best how they will function outdoors, according to researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy
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How much green hydrogen will Europe’s industry need in 2050?
The transition to a climate-neutral industry in Europe is essential to combat the climate crisis. At the center of this industrial transformation is the production of steel, cement and chemicals. A new study by Fraunhofer ISI for the EU Commission has examined the impacts of the industry transition on the European energy system in different
Europe shifted 600 TWh electricity generation by source to green power in 10 years
The road to Net Zero Emissions in 2050 is an essential yet challenging global task to deal with. In the last decade, Europe has shifted its electricity generation by source from fossil fuels to green power. According to data from Ember, green electricity generation by source has never been higher. 59 % of electricity came
Optimal PV setup for agrivoltaics
Discover optimal PV setup for agrivoltaics in Europe through a comprehensive comparative analysis of sustainable energy and agriculture integration. Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have analysed three PV setups for the optimal setup for agrivoltaics: Optimal Tilted PV System, Horizontal Single-Axis Tracking PV System and Vertical Bifacial PV System. Introduction: A Sustainable Integration of
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The Battery Charts project brings a cutting-edge website that offers an automated evaluation of battery storage in Germany using data from the German Federal Network Agency’s public database (MaStR). The project is developed by Jan Figgener, Christopher Hecht, and Prof. Dirk Uwe Sauer from the Institutes ISEA and PGS at RWTH Aachen University. Let’s delve
Vertical farming could be the new big green investment adventure
Vertical farming is an upcoming and maturing farming concept that contributes to the green transition and leans on renewable energy development and production. The road to NZE 2050 demands a green transition in all sectors. Both well-known and innovative development and massive investments are needed, and it will create business opportunities. Vertical farming is an
ENERGY STORAGE 4 alternatives to lithium-ion batteries currently exciting investors
With lithium-ion batteries raising ESG-related concerns, investors are increasingly seeing value in long-duration energy storage. Original article on energy storage alternatives by Ben Cook published on Tamarindo It’s the question being asked by the biggest movers and shakers in the energy storage industry – which type of storage will challenge the dominance of lithium-ion batteries?
Solar panels image by Denis Schroeder, NREL - Analysis Points to Massive Photovoltaic Deployment To Meet Decarbonization Target
An “unprecedented ramp-up of production capacity” (photovoltaic – PV) over the next two decades is needed to provide enough solar power to completely decarbonize the global electrical system, but that goal can be achieved, according to an analysis led by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The target is 63.4 terawatts of installed
Blogpost on Co-located Energy Storage
Original article on energy storage by Ben Cook published on Tamarindo Co-location of renewables assets with storage was rarely considered in the era of subsidies, but it is about to become the norm as investors seek to maximise the value of assets. Given the numerous benefits of co-locating energy storage with solar or wind projects,
Offshore wind
A new authorisation process accelerates the realisation of reforms introduced by the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan with respect to renewable offshore plants. Translation powered by Google Translate: Original article in Italian is below Among the various provisions contained in the draft decree-law on the PNRR being analyzed by the Government to accelerate the
At the moment, power systems that rely on liberalized electricity markets generate about 50% of the electricity used worldwide. This ensured effective resource allocation in response to demand evolution and advantages from competition in system operation and investment. However, systems that rely on power markets will need to be encouraged to reduce carbon emissions in
A Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) is often characterised as a key driver for the green transition. But what is a PPA, and how does it work as a contract document within the green transition? A PPA is a power supply agreement between an investor/developer and a buyer on the purchase of a specific power production.
Green Dealflow has published the quarterly transaction review for the third quarter of 2022: the full dataset for solar and wind transactions closed in this period is available here. The content is a key tool to get a clear picture of the market by the country’s records on renewable energy. The reports are built by our
The strong expansion of variable renewables, which are projected to make up more than half of global capacity additions to 2040 in the IEA’s New Policies Scenario (NPS), has major implications for electricity, first among them is the need for increased flexibility in the storage industry. Globally, electricity demand is projected to grow by over

PPAs: Which One Do You Need?

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 by
Given the increased investment costs due to raw material prices of photovoltaic and wind plants (capital-intensive capacity), it is increasingly advantageous for developers to sign PPAs, securing the projects´ bankability. In fact, it is convenient that the cash flow of a new big plant coming online is known in advance, otherwise, it will be more
The amount of minerals needed to construct solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities, wind farms, and electric vehicles (EVs) is typically substantially higher than conventional technologies. A typical electric vehicle needs six times as much mineral input as a conventional vehicle, and an onshore wind farm needs nine times as much mineral input per megawatt as a

PPA Prices are Higher Than Ever 

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 by
The rush in wholesale prices of gas and electricity also drives up the average prices of long-term contracts (PPA) for renewable energy.  Long-term power purchase agreements provide the assurance that the project will bring the expected return on investment upon completion, reducing the uncertainty of cash flow derived from the sale of energy on the

The Future Price of Electricity in Europe

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 by
Due to the shrinking of the fossil fuel markets, the wholesale price of electricity rose significantly in many countries in the first half of 2022, especially in Europe. As a result of gas prices rising to over five times the value of the reference period, power prices in many European markets reached three to four
The European Council of October 2014 endorsed the proposal of the European Commission of May 2014 to extend the current 10% electric interconnectors target to 15% by 2030 while considering the cost factors and potential commercial exchanges in the relevant regions.  How we produce and use energy relies heavily on interconnectors. Clean energy from renewable sources like
Here follow 5 questions Green Dealflow asked phelas, an innovative company focusing on a particular energy storage technology to foster the energy transition: liquid air energy storage. What problem does phelas solve? Phelas was founded to turn a very simple vision into reality: We want 100% renewable power to be a no-brainer everywhere on this
The following article explains the introduction of new frameworks in regard to renewable energy installations in Italy according to the official decree. On July 14, the Senate renewed its confidence in the Government by definitively approving, in the text dismissed by the Chamber, the bill for the conversion, with modifications, of the Decree-Law no. 50 of
Here follow 6 questions Green Dealflow asked Enerpoly, an innovative company trying to put zinc-ion batteries on the table of energy storage technologies to foster the energy transition and diversify the need for critical minerals required for lithium-ion batteries. 1. What is the Enerpoly innovative perspective on zinc-ion energy storage? Enerpoly develops and manufactures zinc-ion
High prices, rising costs, economic uncertainty, energy security concerns, and climate imperatives amount to a powerful cocktail of factors bearing on global energy investments.  IEA´s tracking and forecast estimate that global energy investments are expected to rise 8% in 2022, reaching around 2.4 trillion. However, around 200 billion is being driven up by higher costs
The global solar PV supply chain has seen a big shift in geographical hubs in the last 10 years with Europe, the USA, and Japan being overtaken by Chinese production. In 12 years, the PV cells global manufacturing capacity jumped from almost 25 GW (2010) to more than 220 GW (2022), with China currently weighing up
The Italian authority has published the formal general guidelines regarding agrivoltaics. This document was developed and published within a working group coordinated by the ministry of ecological transition – the department for energy and provides precise definitions of agrivoltaic systems, separating agrivoltaics from advanced agrivoltaics. Agrivoltaic plant is the one which: i) adopts innovative integrative
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