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Solar farm seen from above
The Solar Package 1 is finally here. Being fully adopted now, what impact will the new Solar Package have on developers?
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The Future Relies on Renewable Energy As severe weather events become more frequent and intense, one truth is becoming increasingly clear: the future belongs to renewable energy. Currently, the world economy invests around $1.8 trillion annually in clean energy and infrastructure, compared to roughly $1.1 billion in fossil-fuel infrastructure investments. But to achieve zero emissions by
Wind turbines located in a hilly countryside
The global push for renewable energy is undeniable.   As corporations and governments race to meet ambitious sustainability targets, the demand for renewable projects is skyrocketing. Getting the necessary investments remains a significant hurdle for many developers. This is where matchmaking comes in – a strategic yet simple approach that connects developers with the perfect investment
Wind turbines installed nearby house

Overcoming NIMBY

Thursday, 18 April 2024 by
NIMBY Overcoming NIMBY How a large developer overcame NIMBY Developers of renewable energy projects have likely encountered the difficult obstacle course of local opposition against renewable projects. Termed NIMBY (Not in my back yard), this phenomenon, while not new, continues to plague efforts worldwide to ramp up renewable energy installations in pursuit of decarbonization targets,
Why developers fail when talking to investors does not come down to just one thing. To increase your odds of getting the green light from investors, we unveil common mistakes developers make when talking to investors. Renewable energy witnessed a substantial influx of global investments in 2023, reaching approximately USD 2.8 trillion. Notably, over USD
Arial view of BESS project
Five ways to boost insurers’ confidence in BESS projects With BESS failures having increased ten-fold, here’s your guide to getting sceptical insurers onside. Battery energy storage system (BESS) failures have increased ten-fold since 2016, with “issues pertaining to the quality and performance of BESS” among the major causes, according to a new study published by
Tesla car charging at a fast-charging station
Is the EV rollout facing gridlock? As the European Union takes a decisive step towards a greener future by mandating a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions from new trucks and buses by 2040, the impending face-out of fossil fuel vehicles in heavy transport raises concerns about potential gridlock in the EV rollout. The laudable environmental
Wind Turbine Tower Being Installed
Wooden turbine towers: The key to lower prices? Modern wind turbines stand as key players in steering the world towards Net Zero by 2050. Yet, to meet this target, the challenge lies in adding approximately 33,000 wind turbines annually and quintupling current installation growth by decade’s end. The hurdle? Soaring steel and commodity prices hamper
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
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What is renewable energy?

Monday, 15 January 2024 by
In a world seeking sustainable solutions to its energy needs, the rising of renewable energy sources stands as one of the largest hopes to help mend our planet. Unlike fossil fuels—coal, oil, and gas—which demand hundreds of millions of years to form and contribute to harmful greenhouse gas emissions when burned, renewable energy sources offer
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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
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?
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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
Optimizing Electricity Markets for Renewable Energy Development Electricity markets are pivotal in shaping the global energy landscape, responsible for about half of the world’s electricity supply. These markets play a crucial role in resource allocation, competition, and investment in the power sector. However, the need to reduce carbon emissions is driving the imperative for change.
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
High Mineral Requirements 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

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
In October 2014, the European Council endorsed the European Commission’s proposal to extend the electric interconnectors target from 10% to 15% by 2030, considering cost factors and potential commercial exchanges. Electric Interconnectors: Facilitating Renewable Energy Exchange Across Europe Our energy production and consumption increasingly rely on interconnectors. Renewable sources like offshore wind and solar replace
Read along to see the 5 questions we 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
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
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