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Renewable Energy Focus News - 17 Dec 2015

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REMIPEG Report: Part 1 - Renewable power generation 2015: The latest world-market status The World-Market Status special report – After two years of reductions, the 2014 investments in renewables were increasing to the value of 310 billion USD – nearly reaching an all-time high. The renewable energy markets are shifting significantly towards the emerging markets, and hydropower continues as the largest renewable technology with nearly 3 times the cumulated capacity of the second player, the wind sector. More

Comment: The power of virtual reality for wind energy The use of virtual reality technology can change people’s perspectives on wind energy, suggests Anne Schipper from Dutch wind energy consultancy Bosch & Van Rijn. More

Three ways to use solar energy for data centres “Energy efficiency” is undoubtedly a watchword in the telecoms and data centre industry. How can solar help? More

Planning the future of renewables - storage legal issues to consider Lee Gordon highlights some of the key legal issues relating to planning and construction work for renewable energy storage developments. More

Iowa Economic Development

Energy efficiency

Indian school to achieve energy independence
The Meeco Group has designed a solar management system which has been installed in a school in India.... More

Edinburgh ultra-low carbon solar home wins prestigious award
An Edinburgh home has won a prestigious award for the range of different energy saving and renewable energy generation technologies in the house. ... More

Scotland falling short of 100% renewable electricity target
A new report has shown that Scotland will miss its 100% renewable electricity target without further investment in onshore and offshore wind.... More

Energy infrastructure

Hydrogenics signs deals with Chinese vehicle integrators for mobility, hydrogen refueling stations, Power-to-Gas
Canadian company Hydrogenics has signed separate supply agreements with several Chinese electric vehicle integrators, to bring its fuel cell and hydrogen refueling station technology to China as part of the country’s strategy to solve significant air quality issues. The agreements also include using Hydrogenics’ Power-to-Gas (P2G) energy storage technology for converting wind energy and other forms of surplus electricity to hydrogen.... More

PowerCell fuel cell backup power generator at TeliaSonera telecom base station in Sweden
Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden has signed a cooperation agreement with mobile operator TeliaSonera, to jointly install and operate a PowerPac power generator at a telecom base station in western Sweden.... More

New Blogs on RenewableEnergyFocus.com

1. Solar Surges in the Middle East and North Africa

Energy storage including Fuel cells

Forze team to attempt Zandvoort lap record with hydrogen fuel cell racing car
On Monday 16 November, the Forze H2 Hydrogen Electric Racing team will try to break the official lap record at Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands, with its Forze VI fuel cell racing car.... More

Other marine energy and hydropower

Renewables set to overcome nuclear in Europe’s power generation projects
A new report by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) suggests that nuclear power is set to lose its leading position in Europe’s power generation projects due to a growing demand to shift into renewable energy. ... More

Siemens helps transform the main wastewater treatment plant in Vienna into a green power plant
Siemens will support the city of Vienna in optimizing its main sewage plant in terms of energy.... More

Photovoltaics (PV)

Largest solar PV installation to be fitted in a primary school
A ‘community-benefit’ collaboration between 23 local schools, award-winning social enterprise Low Carbon Hub, and installation partner Joju Solar has resulted in the largest solar installation on a primary school in Oxfordshire, and one of the largest in the UK. ... More

Skytron Energy to expand services to Southeast Asia market
Skytron energy now provides monitoring and supervision for nine solar PV power plants in Thailand with a total of 55MWp of installed power. ... More

Policy, investment and markets

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs solar deal
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has signed £10 billion worth of trade deals including pacts on aircrafts and telecoms. ... More

REC releases Q3 2015 Solar Market Insight report
REC, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, today announced its Q3 2015 Solar Market Insight, including the company results, key achievements, strategic approaches, and global solar market elaborations.... More

The US stands out in solid Q3 for clean energy investment
A 25% rise in investment in the US, and much larger jumps for Brazil and Chile, were among the highlights as global investment reached $70bn in the third quarter.... More

Solar electricity

University of Edinburgh heralds solar energy as a future source of wireless communication
According to the University of Edinburgh, a new form of wireless data communication using solar energy to create the power for Li-Fi technology could have significant and profound commercial and social benefits for millions of people across the world.... More

Eco Marine Power granted patent for Aquarius MRE System
Patent approval paves way for commercial production of wind and solar power system for ships.... More

Wave and tidal energy

CorPower completes €6.5M funding round to drive step-change in wave energy efficiency
CorPower has announced the completion of a €6.5M funding round, the investment of which is seen as critical to the next stage of the company’s development.... More

Wind power

Ingeteam acquires full service contract for Chilean wind farm
Ingeteam will now be responsible for full service operation and management of a Chilean wind farm following an agreement made with E-CL.... More

Wind energy could overtake coal and gas as Europe's largest power source by 2030
Wind energy could be the largest source of power supply in the EU by 2030 if governments apply the right level of ambition in their climate and energy policies, according to EWEA's latest report.... More

EDF Energy Renewables takes on development of Dorenell wind farm project
EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER) will be collaborating with Infinergy and taking on the development of one of the largest onshore wind projects due to be built in Scotland.... More


Energy and Mines: Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction for Mines
Dates: 28 January 2016 until 29 January 2016
Location: London, UK
Website: http://london.energyandmines.com

CSP Focus China 2016 – Solar Thermal Electricity & Industrial Application
Dates: 24 March 2016 until 25 March 2016
Location: Beijing, China
Website: http://www.szwgroup.com/csp

Morocco Solar, Wind & Hydro Projects 2016 Conference
Dates: 04 April 2016 until 05 April 2016
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Website: http://www.moroccoswhprojects.com

3rd International Sustainable Energy Summit 2016
Dates: 05 April 2016 until 06 April 2016
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: http://www.ises.gov.my

Fuel Cells Science and Technology 2016 Conference – A Grove Fuel Cell Event
Dates: 13 April 2016 until 14 April 2016
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Website: http://www.fuelcelladvances.com

6th Annual Next-Generation Energy Storage 2016 Conference
Dates: 18 April 2016 until 20 April 2016
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Website: http://www.knowledgefoundation.com/next-generation-energy-st...

Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries, at Hannover Messe 2016
Dates: 25 April 2016 until 29 April 2016
Location: Hannover, Germany
Website: http://www.h2fc-fair.com

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