Energy infrastructure News for May 2011

Energy infrastructure News Archive

GE gas power plant to provide grid stability for renewable energy

GE says its FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle gas power plant could provide the stability needed to include more renewable energy in the grid due to quick ramp-up and down times.

Solar PV inverter shipments down 39% in Q1 2011 Solar PV inverter shipments down 39% in Q1 2011

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter shipments fell 39% to 4 GW in Q1 2011 compared to Q4 2010, but increased 31% from Q1’10, according to IMS Research.

Ceramic Fuel Cells, RES Group sign BlueGen sales, service agreement for UK

Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd has signed a distribution agreement with RES On-Site Ltd to market, sell, install, and service Ceramic Fuel Cells’ BlueGen™ solid oxide fuel cell gas-to-electricity units in the UK.

DNV and Swedish STRI cooperate on offshore wind power transmission

DNV and the Swedish Transmission Research Institute (STRI) are cooperating on solutions for power transmission in the offshore and wind energy sectors.

All-Energy: Offshore lifting system for renewable energy industry All-Energy: Offshore lifting system for renewable energy industry

Chemicals company Aubin launched its Gel Lift System (GLS) that can be used to install offshore renewable energy such as wind, wave and tidal at All-Energy in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Heliocentris fuel cell emergency power supply in operation at German council

In Germany, a new emergency power supply based on the Nexa 1200 fuel cell system from Heliocentris Energy Solutions has entered operation with Meiningen City Council.

All-Energy: Scotland aims for 100% renewable energy

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said in a recording played at All-Energy that the Scottish Government aims for 100% renewable energy by 2020.

All-Energy: Renewable energy priorities for the new Scottish Government

Scottish Renewables has outlined what the re-elected Scottish Government must do to meet its proposed target of 100% renewable energy by 2020.

UK solar micro inverter company raises £25m

UK solar micro inverter systems provider Enecsys has raised £25 million in investment with £11m from Climate Change Capital Private Equity and the remaining balance from existing investors Wellington Partners, NES Partners and Good Energies.