Energy infrastructure News for October 2013

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Energy storage solutions to enhance grid economics

The integration of suitable energy storage systems with wind or solar farms could significantly enhance the utilization efficiency of renewable energy, and bring considerable financial benefits to the grid.

Owens Corning, NYSERDA and Constellation complete “largest” NY-SUN solar project

The solar system is expected to generate around 3.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year for one of Owens Corning’s facilities in New York.

XsunX moves into project development

XsunX Inc a renewable energy technology, systems, and services company, plans to expand its business to include solar power project development and construction services.

German wind park with 1 MW Hydrogenics electrolyser for Power-to-Gas energy storage

A 140 MW wind farm in northeastern Germany has been put into operation with a 1 MW electrolysis system from Hydrogenics. The wind farm, in the municipality of Grapzow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state, is connected via a new substation to the local high-voltage grid.

Logan Energy installs Britain’s biggest fuel cell at Regent Street development Logan Energy installs Britain’s biggest fuel cell at Regent Street development

Edinburgh-based Logan Energy Ltd has successfully installed the UK’s largest fuel cell system at Quadrant 3, the landmark Regent Street redevelopment project in central London.

Aquion & Siemens agreement to develop grid energy storage

Aquion Energy Inc , a developer of energy storage systems, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Siemens to test the integration of Aquion’s aqueous hybrid ion (AHI) batteries and Siemens’ Sinamics S120 drive technology.

Innovation award for “Virtual Power Plants” network Innovation award for “Virtual Power Plants” network

A plan to harness so-called Virtual Power Plants for cooling and heating homes and businesses has won a major national award for innovation.

The Switch and Yaskawa form to expand product range

The Switch, a supplier of permanent magnet generator and full-power converters for wind power and other renewable energy applications, and Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots, have entered into a strategic cooperation to expand their product ranges covering motors, generators and converters.

US$600 million award for RE projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers’ engineering and support centre has awarded contracts to 11 companies to provide design/build support for energy and energy conservation projects internationally.

Record high for UK renewables

Statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year.