Energy infrastructure News for October 2010

Energy infrastructure News Archive

UK's Port of Blyth set for offshore supply chain expansion UK's Port of Blyth set for offshore supply chain expansion

The renewable energy cluster at Port of Blyth has announced two long term deals linked to the offshore wind sector.

New agreement delivers smart grid solutions to Europe

General Electric (GE) and Glen Dimplex, a European home heating and appliance company, have signed a joint development agreement to accelerate the availability of smart grid technologies for European homes.

UK’s Beauly-Denny power line: rationalisation schemes approved

Scottish ministers have approved the schemes to limit the visual impact of existing wirescape around Beauly-Denny upgrade.

IdaTech acquires Plug Power’s LPG off-grid, backup power stationary product lines

Oregon-based IdaTech, a leading developer and manufacturer of extended-run backup power fuel cell products, has acquired the assets of Plug Power’s GenSys® liquid petroleum gas (LPG) off-grid and GenCore® backup power stationary fuel cell product lines.

Gamesa opens global offshore wind headquarters in London

Gamesa will locate its global offshore wind headquarters in London with plans to invest up to €150 million by 2014.

UK to spend £60m on ports for offshore wind industry

The UK Government has announced £60 million in funding to establish offshore wind manufacturing at British ports.

EHA, HyRaMP call for coordinated build-up of sustainable hydrogen infrastructure in Europe

The European Hydrogen Association (EHA) and the European Regions and Municipalities Partnership for hydrogen and fuel cells (HyRaMP) have called for accelerated support from the EU, national and local governments to ensure a sustainable build-up of hydrogen infrastructure in Europe.

Kyocera in world first testing success

The Corporation has announced that its solar module KD210GH-2PU is the first in the world to have passed the major sub-tests of the new “Long-Term Sequential Test” performed by TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd. which independently evaluates solar module quality and reliability.

Center Parcs joins ITM Power’s hydrogen on-site trials (HOST)

The organisation will use ITM Power’s transportable high pressure refuelling unit.

Report: energy storage market for wind will reach US$1.1 billion by 2015

The NanoMarkets report concludes that there will be a growing market for energy storage systems that will remove some of the major obstacles to wind generation and create a business opportunity for such systems.

National Semiconductor and Suntech collaborate on ‘Smart Panel’ technology

Multi-year relationship moves to development phase to create solar arrays with increased efficiency.

SPI2010: AMSC introduces grid interconnection solution for PV plants

The SolarTie solution combines two of AMSC’s proprietary technologies – D-VAR STATCOM solutions and PowerModule power converter systems.

China overtakes U.S. to become largest energy user

International Energy Agency (IEA) calculations based on preliminary data show that China has now overtaken the U.S. to become the world's largest energy user.

Friends of the Supergrid appoints CEO

Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG) which aims to progress policy towards the construction of a pan-European Supergrid, has appointed its first CEO Ana Aguado.

£32bn needed to securing UK’s energy future

Both M&C Energy Group and the trade association RenewableUK have raised concerns regarding the state of the National Grid and its ability to sustain the UK’s plans for growth in renewable power generation.