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Commercially Operated Wärtsilä Engine Runs on 25% Hydrogen Blend

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
The technology group Wärtsilä and WEC Energy Group have successfully tested the capabilities of a Wärtsilä engine running on 25% hydrogen-blended fuel. The tests, which were completed in October 2022, were conducted at WEC Energy Group’s 55 MW A.J. Mihm power plant in Michigan using an unmodified Wärtsilä 50SG engine. Throughout the testing period, the Wärtsilä engine continued to supply power to the grid. This is the largest commercially operated flexible balancing engine ever to run on a hydrogen fuel blend, representing therefore a world-first achievement. 

Electriq Power Secures $300 Million of Solar+Storage Financing

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
Electriq Power has entered into a multi-year agreement with a major U.S. clean-energy company. The provider company, founded by one of the largest investors in clean energy infrastructure, provides a platform that designs, proposes and finances solar and storage projects nationwide.

ABB China’s factory in Xiamen showcases low-carbon future of manufacturing

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
ABB’s production hub in Xiamen, China, has become a flagship site for sustainable manufacturing and is paving the way to a clean energy future in China, with its scalable blueprint for success which uses groundbreaking new energy monitoring systems combined with on-site renewable energy generation and storage.

Osprey Charging reveals new EV charger artwork that celebrates Autism Acceptance Week

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
To celebrate Autism Acceptance Week (Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April) Osprey Charging, one of the UK’s leading networks of rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging points, today announces that it will be displaying eye-catching, unique artwork created by autistic artist Rebecca Ellis, across its EV chargers.

Lyte Aviation reveals new 40-seat hybrid eVTOL aircraft

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
Advanced air mobility innovator Lyte Aviation has revealed its 40-seat (hybrid) eVTOL SkyBus and SkyTruck programme, designed to be five times more fuel efficient than current helicopters.

Spain-Destinus awarded grants from Spanish Government for hydrogen-powered flight

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
European aerospace firm specialising in high-speed hydrogen-powered airplanes, Destinus, has been chosen by the Spanish Ministry of Science's Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico e Industrial (CDTI) programme to participate in a strategic initiative and awarded grants to further R&D for supersonic flight utilising hydrogen as fuel.

Pulse Clean Energy Purchases 90MW BESS Assets in the UK

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
Pulse Clean Energy has added to its flexible generation portfolio with the acquisition of 90MW of battery assets in Stafford and Aberdeen, UK which will come online in 2024. The acquisition builds on the recent purchase of 72MW in Manchester and a portfolio of nine existing generation sites across the UK, which are being decommissioned and repurposed as battery storage assets.

Geothermal Energy Has Potential To Be Cost-Competitive With Other Renewables

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
Clean geothermal energy—the heat beneath our feet—has the potential to be cost competitive with other renewables and even fossil fuels if we can drill deep enough to access the mother lode of the resource. That’s according to one speaker at a geothermal conference last month held by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Other speakers addressed growing interest in the field by the oil and gas sector, key challenges it faces, and solutions to help solve those challenges.

Fungi to the Rescue!

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. In this case, the “job” is the breakdown of lignin, the structural biopolymer that gives stems, bark and branches their signature woodiness. One of the most abundant terrestrial polymers on Earth, lignin surrounds valuable plant fibers and other molecules that could be converted into biofuels and other commodity chemicals — if only we could get past that rigid plant cell wall.

Enel partners with Nestlé for investment in Ganado solar project

Sun, 03/26/2023 - 18:29
Enel North America has partnered with Nestlé to be the sole tax equity investor for its 208 MWdc Ganado solar-plus-storage project in Jackson County, Texas.   

Green Hydrogen: IDTechEx Asks if It Can Be Cost Competitive

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
The clean hydrogen market is poised for growth, driven by decarbonization efforts and concerns around energy security. A number of ambitious targets and roadmaps are being set out by different governments and regions. Clean hydrogen can refer to a number of routes for producing hydrogen, but the primary among them are green and blue hydrogen. Blue hydrogen refers to hydrogen produced from natural gas or coal but with carbon emissions captured. Green hydrogen refers to the splitting of water via electrolyzers powered by renewable power sources. IDTechEx forecasts that the water electrolyzer market will grow to over $120B by 2033.

Idaho’s Largest Energy Storage Projects Under Construction; More Solar on the Way

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
Utility-scale battery storage and solar facilities are becoming important tools for Idaho Power as the company works to keep energy reliable and affordable while demand for electricity continues to grow rapidly. Construction has begun on Idaho’s first utility-scale energy storage installations, which are expected to begin coming online this summer. An 80-megawatt (MW) battery energy storage system is being installed at the company’s Hemingway substation in Owyhee County, and a 40-MW battery energy storage system is being built adjacent to the 40-MW Black Mesa solar project in Elmore County.

Oliecentrale to Sell Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Netherlands

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
Neste is partnering with Catom in the Netherlands to increase the supply and distribution of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ and to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emission in the transport sector.

Entergy Seeking Largest Renewable Power Expansion in Louisiana History

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
Louisiana has the potential to see significant investment by new and emerging companies due to its unique access to infrastructure and skilled workforce. An imperative to attracting these opportunities is safe, reliable power – and increasingly important, access to renewable power. To do its part to protect the environment and help the state grow through economic development, Entergy Louisiana recently made the largest renewable power expansion request in state history.

H-Tec Systems to deliver electrolyser to joint venture for green production of liquid biogas

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
H-Tec Systems is delivering PEM electrolysers to a Norwegian-Danish joint venture between Norwegian Hydrogen and energy entrepreneur Jens Peter Lunden, for an innovative cooperation in wind power, electrolysis and liquid biogas (LBG).

AutoFlight announces landmark commercial deal with Evfly for 205 eVTOL aircraft

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
Global eVTOL (electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) company AutoFlight has announced it has entered into a contract with Evfly, which both parties believe could be a trailblazer for eVTOL services. The deal will see Evfly initially purchase 205 Prosperity I and Prosperity Cargo Aircraft, with Evfly operating the first 10 AutoFlight Cargo aircraft in the Middle East, in highly promising markets such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, with subsequent deployments in Asia and Africa.

Vestas secures 50 MW order in Finland

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
Vestas has received a 50 MW order to power Prime Capital AG’s Lappfjärd Extension project in Kristinestad, Finland, which includes supply, installation, and commissioning of eight V162-6.2 MW turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.

Swansea University Develops World’s First Completely Roll-To-Roll Printable Perovskite Solar Cell

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
Swansea University has established a low-cost and scalable carbon ink formulation capable of unlocking, for the first time, the potential for perovskite solar cells to be manufactured at scale. Using slot die coating in a roll-to-roll (R2R) process, academics from the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Center at Swansea University have established a way to create “fully printable” perovskite photovoltaics (PV), a term often used but, until now, incorrect.

Innergex And MMBC's Joint Wind Project Is Selected In RFPs By Hydro-Québec

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Business Corporation announced that their 102 MW Mesgi'g Ugju's'n 2 wind project has been selected in Hydro-Québec's request for proposals. The project, which will be located in the MRC d'Avignon, is an extension to the existing 150 MW Mesgi'g Ugju's'n wind facility, and a result of a 50-50 partnership between Innergex and the three Mi'gmaq communities in Quebec – Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj – represented by MMBC.

Why Are More Solar Modules at Risk for Thermal Runaway?

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 22:17
Many people are exploring how they could expand their renewable energy usage, including solar battery storage products. These solutions allow the storage of excess power produced for later use. That strategy is particularly convenient for individuals living in cloudy climates. However, high-wattage solar panels and internal faults can make thermal runaway events more likely.


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