Energy infrastructure News for January 2012

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Gamesa enters electric vehicle market

Gamesa is entering the electric vehicle and energy efficiency market, taking a stake in N2S, a Spanish start-up specialising in intelligent energy services management.

SMA Sunny PRO Club extends regional forums through 2012

SMA’s Sunny PRO Club—a membership-based professional partnership programme for solar installers—has extended its Regional Forums in North America through 2012.

Grid-scale energy storage viable in the UK

Grid-scale energy storage could become economically viable in the UK with rapid falls in the price of technology and appropriate regulatory support, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance study.

Telgenco launches 5 kW 48 V DC renewable energy generator

Telgenco of Cambridge, UK, has launched a 5 kW 48 V DC generator targeted specifically for renewable energy deployments and remote telecoms sites.

SolarMax solar inverter warranty extended

Sputnik Engineering is offering a free warranty extension for its SolarMax central solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters.

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UKH2Mobility government–industry partnership to push rollout of hydrogen powered travel in the UK

The UKH2Mobility project – launched today – is a ground-breaking project to ensure the UK is well placed to handle the commercial rollout of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the next three years. The initiative brings together three government departments and 13 industrial partners from the utility, gas, infrastructure, and global car manufacturing sectors.

H2 Logic provides hydrogen refueling inside the Arctic Circle H2 Logic provides hydrogen refueling inside the Arctic Circle

The Danish company H2 Logic recently opened a hydrogen refueling station just inside the Arctic Circle, to serve fuel cell vehicles being tested by car manufacturers under extreme cold climate conditions at the Arctic Driving Centre in Finland.

Hydrogenics wins electrolyser contract for Netherlands hydrogen fueling station

Canadian-based Hydrogenics has been awarded a contract by fuel station installer Ballast Nedam IPM, to supply a HySTAT 30 electrolyser for integration into a hydrogen fueling station in the Netherlands.

Better power with automated grids

More advanced grid automation is necessary as the amount of wind power in the grid is increased, according to Vattenfall.

Need to separate smart grids and smart markets

The German Bundesnetzagentur's paper, Smart Grid and Smart Market, calls for a clear separation of the areas of smart grids and smart markets.

ABB upgrades Texan grid to facilitate more wind power

ABB has won an order worth over US$50 million from Electric Transmission Texas LLC (ETT) to provide electrical equipment to improve reliability, strengthen the existing transmission grid and facilitate the integration of wind power.