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Equinor plans to launch GW-size floating wind concept in Scotland

Equinor plans to launch GW-size floating wind concept in Scotland

Scottish offshore energy company Equinor has revealed its preferred floating wind foundation design for full-scale gigawatt (GW) commercial floating offshore wind, if successful in the ScotWind leasing round.
Embodied carbon vs operational carbon: What’s the difference, and why does it matter?

Embodied carbon vs operational carbon: What’s the difference, and why does it matter?

The key to decreasing the built environment’s impact on climate change is to reduce carbon emissions. To achieve long-term benefits, the whole lifecycle of a building must be taken into consideration.
Special Concerns Related to the Runaway Effect in Francis Turbines

Special Concerns Related to the Runaway Effect in Francis Turbines

A new method, called the dynamic orifice model, allows for waterhammer calculations to be performed in the initial design phase of a hydroelectric project, when many characteristics of the system are not yet well-defined. This method is particularly applicable when the system is equipped with a reaction turbine, such as a Francis unit.
Wind Farm Design: Planning, Research and Commissioning

Wind Farm Design: Planning, Research and Commissioning

The initial design of a wind farm can have profound implications for its future profitability. Based on onshore wind farms, though also relevant for offshore, this extract from a new EWEA book reveals some of the key considerations.
IID Plans to Increase Renewable Energy Transmission

IID Plans to Increase Renewable Energy Transmission

At a recent meeting, the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Board of Directors unanimously adopted two major policy initiatives designed to bolster renewable energy development in the Salton Sea area, where up to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of untapped geothermal resources are located.
PV Plant Repowering, the Utility 50-Year Systems Model

PV Plant Repowering, the Utility 50-Year Systems Model

There are two basic types of solar PV plant repowering. The first is for existing or distressed plants. The second is for extending the life of new plants at the end of their initial design life, which is projected at about 20 to 25 years. So as we concentrate on new plant repowering, what is the difference?
Connecticut Announces Solar Lease Program

Connecticut Announces Solar Lease Program

Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell announced a program to help low- and moderate- income residents cut their electricity expenses and build on the state's commitment to renewable energy. The Connecticut Solar Lease Program, one of the first of its kind in the nation, is a new initiative designed to eliminate the high initial costs associated with the purchase and installation of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Software Contract for FreedomCar Initiative

Software Contract for FreedomCar Initiative

March 6, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The Bush Administration’s FreedomCAR initiative, designed to accelerate the advancement of the hydrogen fuel cell, announced one of its first contract awards at the Society of Automotive Engineers annual World Congress. AVL of Plymouth, Michigan, is negotiating a license to further develop and market advanced vehicle modeling software — called ADVISOR — developed by scientists at […]
How to Make Waste-to-Energy Community Friendly

How to Make Waste-to-Energy Community Friendly

The owners of a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen have released their design for making the roof of the plant into a community park, complete with a ski slope.
Clear Skies Solar Announces US $8M Project

Clear Skies Solar Announces US $8M Project

Clear Skies Solar Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Badger Creek Development L.L.C. of Beverly Hills, California for the design and construction of a 2.1-megawatt (MW) Solar Farm to be located in Badger, California.