Energy infrastructure News for March 2013

Energy infrastructure News Archive

UK renewable energy trade mission to Mongolia UK renewable energy trade mission to Mongolia

British renewable energy companies are being urged to join a UK government-backed trade mission to Mongolia. The country has a rapidly expanding economy, and its government is actively encouraging a renewable energy agenda.

Micro CHP report powers heated discussion about UK energy future

Leading companies in the micro combined heat and power (micro CHP) sector in the UK have set out a strategic vision for the role of micro CHP as a key component of an emerging smarter energy sector.

FOSG say developments for Supergrid surpass European industry’s own expectations FOSG say developments for Supergrid surpass European industry’s own expectations

At its second annual Conference Supergrid 2013, the Friends of the Supergrid published two new Reports on the development of Supergrid technology.

F&S: "renewable inverter market poised for growth"

Government incentives such as feed-in tariff systems, along with support mechanisms for energy independence, have promoted the use of renewable energy, thereby lending momentum to the inverter market for renewable energy systems in Europe, according to new research by Frost & Sullivan.

Fraunhofer claims "breakthrough" in electricity storage Fraunhofer claims "breakthrough" in electricity storage

Scientists working for the organisation say they have developed a redox flow battery that reaches stack power up to 25 kW, with a cell size of 0.5 square metres, 8 times larger than the previous A4-sized systems.

UK stop press: new nuclear power station gets planning permission

Planning consent was given today for construction of the first new nuclear power station in the UK since 1995.

4Q frequency converter to be installed in LEITWIND turbines

Following testing, LeitWind's 4Q frequency converter technology, LeitDrive, will be installed across Leitwind's turbine range.

Could "lifetime production" become key metric for renewables?

Analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that the energy reserves contained in wind and bioenergy projects in the US and Brazil are significant compared to oil and gas.

ABB leads $12mn investment in tidal power firm

ABB, the global power and automation technology group, has led a $12mn investment in Scotrenewables Tidal Power, a provider of tidal turbine systems, to support the rollout of a new hydrokinetic device and expand ABB’s renewable energy assets.

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Centrosolar to offer new storage system Centrosolar to offer new storage system

Centrosolar says it will shortly begin offering solar energy storage systems, providing round-the-clock access to electricity produced by photovoltaic plants.

Siemens opens two R&D test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark

The two test centres feature indoor testing facilities of more than 27,000 square metres.

ABB expands its central inverter production to India

The first orders from a new production line have been delivered, and the company reports having over 200 megawatts (MW) of orders booked.

The Switch 5 MW drive train packages now operating in Chinese offshore wind project

The installation of the 5 MW high-speed drive trains - for CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd - was the company's first in China.

Vattenfall latest company to join German Energy Storage Association

Over recent weeks, more than 30 institutions and companies have joined the umbrella association that promotes the further development of energy storage