Offshore

In the UK, the past few years have seen an increase in an array of extreme weather events. Hotter, drier summers and wet, stormy winters are placing more strain on our energy infrastructure and our vital industries. Back in 2018, The Environment Agency estimated that the economic damage of the 2015-16 winter floods (the most extreme flooding on record at the...
Wind Power

Denmark-based Ørsted announces the completion of its 338-MW Sage Draw Wind project in Texas, specifically located in Garza and Lynn counties. The 120-turbine project will have the capacity to meet the needs of 120,000 homes. Sage Draw Wind filed as a Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the State of Texas in 2016. In 2018,...
Hydropower

Renewables’ share of total clean energy generation in Europe topped 60% for the first time in the first three months of the year. That was a standout statistic in the latest quarterly report on the European power generation market from energy data analyst EnAppSys, which also found that the impact of COVID-19 triggered a steep...
Solar

Pumped hydro dams are prominently used as energy storage in East Africa, but that is changing with the increase in renewable energy and battery energy storage systems. The Eastern Africa countries have announced a total of more than 2,000 MW in new solar PV and wind power projects over the next three years. Battery systems...
Wind Power

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $20 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in offshore wind energy resource characterization and technology demonstrations. The FOA supports offshore wind development through the improvement of energy production forecasts and demonstration of upcoming technologies not yet at commercial scale. DOE uses FOAs to lower the cost of energy...
Solar

Sweden and Spain respectively have the cheapest average corporate PPA prices in Europe for wind and solar electricity, according to BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) 1H 2020 European Corporate PPA Price Survey. The survey aims to provide pricing transparency and simplify the complexity around corporate power purchase agreements, or PPAs, helping buyers to understand this fast-growing market. It’s...