By Jesper Starn and Lars Paulsson, Bloomberg In a remote area almost eight times the size of Manhattan covered by millions of young fir trees, Europe’s biggest onshore wind park is emerging. Workers are installing turbines perched atop 130-meter tall towers at a rate of about two a week at the site in northern Sweden, where...
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According to Vattenfall, the project will help provide less pronounced energy peaks and an overall more efficient use of energy infrastructure
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, the twin forces of privatization and deregulation of public infrastructure services ascended to a global paradigm of progress and development. Government management of services such as telecommunications, transportation, water, and energy was deemed inefficient, underperforming, and monopolistic. Private industry – accountable to the profits and losses of an open market and, thus, believed more efficient than government – was proclaimed the better way for consumer choice and a more efficient use of taxpayers’ expenses.
How do you install a wind turbine almost the size of the Chrysler building in the open ocean? Just get a boat with deck space larger than a football field and a crane that can lift the weight of 1,100 Chevy Suburban SUVs.
Experiments have shown the ability to store ten-times the capacity of water, and for months on end. It is hoped the technology will help overcome any weather-related fluctuations in renewable generation from wind or solar.
Next to a wheat field north of London, banks of solar panels in 35 neat rows are generating electricity without any support from the government.
The aim is to accelerate the wind power industry’s drive for competitive renewable
The wind farm will increase Danish annual electricity production from wind by about 12 percent.
We have all followed with great interest the extraordinary breakthrough in European offshore wind over the past few years. After struggling for a number of years with increasing prices as projects moved further offshore and into deeper waters, the first real breakthrough came in early 2015 with the Horns Rev 3 project where Vattenfall’s winning bid of €103/MWh foreshadowed meeting the industry’s target of €100/MWh by 2020.