Solar

As the global outcry for climate change action continues, now is the perfect time to attract emerging talent into a career in renewables. With unprecedented interest in alternative energy sources, firms in the industry are best placed to leverage this hype and call on the wider public to help build the talent pools needed to...
Wind Power

Kosovo, which largely relies on lignite for its electricity, will soon start benefiting from a cleaner supply of energy from the biggest wind farm in the country thanks to a €58 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The loan will cover about half the cost of construction and operation of...
Microgrids

Today UL announced the acquisition of Boulder, Colorado-based HOMER Energy, a company that produces modeling and optimization software for microgrids. The acquisition combines UL’s experience in solar, wind and battery technology with HOMER Energy’s system design capabilities and distributed energy project database enabling UL to expand services across the renewable energy value chain. HOMER Energy is...
Storage

Last week, Northern Reliability, Inc. (NRI) of Waterbury, VT announced its selection by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to design and build two transportable microgrid Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for the U.S. Navy. The two systems will go through testing at the Port Hueneme Naval Base in Ventura County, CA. They will then...
Baseload

In most places, renewable energy provides the least expensive form of new generation measured according “Levelized Cost of Electricity” (LCoE). LCoE measures the cost per unit of electrical energy produced ($/MWh). In Portugal, a power auction in July yielded €14.70/MWh. In the recent UK contracts-for-difference auction, one winning offshore wind power bid was for £39.65/MWh....
Solar

By James Thornhill, Bloomberg With its sunny skies and plenty of available land, it’s not hard to see why large-scale solar projects were drawn to Australia. Yet a rush of household installations has started to play havoc with the economics of those sprawling facilities. Combine that with the struggle shared by grids around the world as...
Storage

By Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg Northvolt AB, the Swedish challenger to China’s domination of the electric-car battery market, plans to build a large-scale recycling plant to recover supplies of precious metals needed for production. The aim is to get the facility running by 2022 and provide half the cobalt and other metals needed to make new battery...