Energy System

An old saying in Ireland goes: ‘there is no strength without unity’. When it comes to distributed energy resources (DER), it couldn’t be more true. DER, acting individually, has a very limited ability to influence or change the energy industry. Instead, we might even say that the mass adoption of DER is bringing new challenges and problems to the energy industry, for example, the Duck curve.…

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Renewables

Report: Solar Installations to spike 14% in 2020

Global solar installations will continue double-digit growth rates into the new decade, according to the new 2020 Global Photovoltaic (PV) Demand Forecast by IHS Markit. New annual installations in…

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Energy Storage Renewables

How cheap must batteries get for renewables to compete with fossil fuels?

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.…

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CHP

ORC-systems are helping to create a sustainable energy future

ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology made possible by SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers is being used in Sweden to transform waste heat into renewable electricity. This high efficiency and low maintenance way to produce sustainable electricity is being adopted by district heating systems around the world. Read how Ronneby Municipality put this innovative technology to use.

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CHP

Utilize all the available energy — Heat recovery

Today, global industry consumes a vast amount of energy. The biggest challenge is that as much as half of it is wasted due to the inefficient and complicated recovery of low-grade energy. Heat in the…

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Energy Storage

Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs… Are you Ready?

Davion Hill, first published here.

We’ve talked a lot about falling energy storage costs, and you’ve heard me say cost reductions of 8-15% per year have been the historical norm, at least for the…

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Energy Storage

TOP 3 articles in Energy Efficiency fom the 2nd quarter of 2018

1 - What's next for industrial energy efficiency?

By Paul Noble

Why don't companies do more? This is the question to understand why organizations don't engage a holistic energy efficiency approach…

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Energy System

Depleting stupidity

First published here.

I was glad to see that Amory Lovins returned to the subject of the size of the energy efficiency resource in a recent paper in Environmental Research Letters. Amory mentions the…

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Renewables

Ireland’s new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) design

First published here.

What does it mean for the renewable industry in Ireland?

On Tuesday 24th July, the Government of the Republic of Ireland approved the design of the new Renewable Electricity…

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Energy Storage Renewables

Batteries included: Gigafactories advance German energy transition

First published here.

Wind farms connected to batteries can help Germany go fossil-free (Photo by Frank Schwichtenberg, CC BY 3.0)

Energy storage is going to be a huge industry in the transition to…

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