Energy infrastructure News for July 2011

Energy infrastructure News Archive

'Smart’ PV inverter market to grow to 27 GW

Shipments of smart solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters are forecast to grow to 27 GW by 2015, according to IMS Research

Nedstack delivers world’s largest, 1 MW PEM fuel cell for chlorine plant in Antwerp-Lillo Nedstack delivers world’s largest, 1 MW PEM fuel cell for chlorine plant in Antwerp-Lillo

The Dutch fuel cell manufacturer Nedstack has transported its first 1 MW fuel cell power plant to the Solvay chlorine plant in Lillo, Belgium. This PEM Power Plant – the largest of this type in the world – will convert hydrogen, a by-product in the chlorine industry, into electricity and heat.

European smart meter market expected to grow by 26%

Frost & Sullivan predicts the highest smart meter growth in the UK, France and Spain over the next few years.

Applied Superconductor wins £3.6m backing Applied Superconductor wins £3.6m backing

The technology company is working on a device that could improve the UK smart grid.

Utility-scale electricity storage sales reach US$3.9b

The sale of utility-scale electricity storage (UES) technology is predicted to quadruple over five years, according to a new report.

Carillion buys into ITM Power HOST hydrogen vehicle, fueling trials

In the UK, Carillion Plc has entered into a one-week, paid-for participation in the ITM Power Hydrogen On Site Trial. HOST comprises the operation of two hydrogen internal combustion engine Ford Transit vehicles, with hydrogen supplied by an HFuel® transportable high-pressure refueling unit.

London Array offshore wind farm installs substations London Array offshore wind farm installs substations

Two offshore substations have been installed at the 1 GW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary.

ETI spends £8m on electricity distribution projects

Two new projects have been launched to help reduce the impact of faults in electricity distribution networks in the UK.

eTap solar EV chargers at CEME in the UK

A solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging point has been set up at the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Essex, UK.

Smart grid cyber security report released

Threats to the smart grid will be constantly changing and unpredictable, according to a new report on smart grid cyber security.

Rare earth magnets JV for wind turbines

Siemens and Lynas Corporation Ltd are planning a joint venture (JV) to produce neodymium based rare earth magnets for drive train applications and wind turbine generators.