Author: Edd Gent
While solar and wind power are rapidly becoming cost-competitive with fossil fuels in areas with lots of sun and wind, they still can’t provide the 24/7 power we’ve become used to. At present, that’s not big a problem because the grid still features plenty of fossil fuel plants that can provide constant baseload or ramp up to meet surges in demand.
But there’s broad agreement…read full article
Recently, I wrote about the latest negotiation results for a new German government. On Sunday, the Social Democrats adopted the proposal for a new grand coalition – a repeat with the Christian…read full article
Solar’s lowcost, versatility and reliability, means that it is poised to become the dominant energy source by 2050.
Solar is easy to install, easy to maintain and an easy way to save money. Perhaps the most common objection from solar sceptics is “the sun doesn’t shine at night”. We have solved this: we now have storage systems that temporarily store generated solar power and deliver clean…read full business practice
Wind power is one of the fastest growing industrial segments in the world. Being once a niche market in Europe, wind has added more capacity than any other technology over the last decade. Now, wind power nears the 500 GW milestone, providing jobs and power to regions across the globe.
Wind energy is the most efficient solution to reduce emissions in the power sector. Onshore wind is now the…read full business practice
This paper explores renewables-linked behind-the-meter energy storage systems. It explores applications which can be performed with such systems, including the business model behind such applications and the duty cycle requirements of such applications. It also explores siting and technology choices, including battery types, inverter classifications and other purchasing and installation…read full business practice
Investing in Long-Life Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency assets is quite attractive for long-term investors since they present a low technical risk and long and predictable cash flows.
This paper reviews long-life asset-investments. Risk assessment must be one of the corner stones of every investment decision and needs to follow 3 important steps:1. Risk identification, 2. Risk valuation, 3.…read full business practice
Renewable energy is increasingly a challenge to maintain grid stability. Therefore power stations are often required to provide adaptable grid-supporting functions in the form of so-called “grid codes” or feed-in regulations. This case study describes the situation in Portugal, the need to adapt to Portaria 596 grid code and how the reactive current converters of Knorr-Bremse PowerTech deliver…read full business practice