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Renewable Energy Focus News - 7 Apr 2016

Editor's Choice

Tidal developments power forward If it can be made to work at scale and cost-effectively the predictability of tidal power gives it a significant advantage over wind and solar PV technologies. Gail Rajgor takes a look at the latest project developments in the sector. More

Comment: The apprenticeship levy - What you need to know Michael Ryley discusses the apprenticeship levy and how it could kickstart an influx of fresh talent into the renewable energy sector. More

Measures to stimulate the micro-grid market Onsite power generation at remote locations presents an attractive business case for many renewable energy companies but at the same time requires considerable market introduction efforts, says Dr. Thomas Hillig. More

Korean energy storage project features largest lithium NMC system deployed for electricity grid frequency regulation In South Korea, battery company Kokam has deployed two lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) oxide energy storage systems (ESS) – rated at 24 MW/9 MWh and 16 MW/6 MWh – for frequency regulation on the national electricity grid. The company says that the 24 MW system is the world’s largest-capacity lithium NMC ESS used for frequency regulation. More

Iowa Economic Development

Energy efficiency

IEA reveals CO2 emissions stalled in 2015
The International Energy Agency has released analysis showing that energy-related emissions of CO2 stalled for the second year in a row as renewable energy surged in 2015.... More

Electric vehicles to be 35% of global new car sales by 2040
The electric vehicle revolution could turn out to be more dramatic than governments and oil companies have yet realized, according to new research.... More

Energy infrastructure

Cardiff University project to meet energy challenges of the future
Cardiff University project to meet energy challenges of the future... More

London Hydrogen Network Expansion project aims at new hydrogen car records with ‘Tour de M25’ endurance drive
A group of companies is aiming to set two new records for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as part of Hydrogen Week in the UK (11–18 March), with a continuous five-day/five-night drive around the M25 London orbital motorway.... More

All-Energy Exhibition and Conference 2016

Energy storage including Fuel cells

QINOUS delivers an 800 kW battery system to an aboriginal community in Australia
QINOUS, a manufacturer of smart energy storage solutions, has won an international tender process to supply the battery system for a Diesel-PV-Battery Hybrid project in an Aboriginal community in northern Australia. ... More

GE to evaluate renewable integration and energy storage possibilities in India
GE has been selected to develop a study targeted at providing valuable battery storage insight as India looks to integrate 160 gigawatts of variable renewable energy by 2022.... More

Photovoltaics (PV)

Four new major PV power plants totaling 98 MWp to be eligible for the Philippine FIT scheme
Syntegra Solar has announced that 4 large PV power plants with a combined nominal production capacity of 98 MWp have been successfully commissioned in the past two weeks, beating the FIT deadline of March 15, 2016, to be eligible for FIT compensation under the 500 MWp cap of the Philippine FIT scheme. ... More

Cumulative global installed PV to reach 310 GW by end of 2016
By the end of 2016, cumulative global installed photovoltaic (PV) installations will surpass 310 gigawatts (GW), compared to just 40 GW at the end of 2010, according to IHS.... More

New Blogs on RenewableEnergyFocus.com

Guest Blog: Smart grid technology innovation is gathering momentum


Policy, investment and markets

UN reports 2015 saw $266 billion invested globally in renewable energy
Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity - one of several important firsts for green energy recently announced in a United Nations-backed report.... More

Southeast Asia promising hub for emerging bio-based chemicals
Driven by large and widespread feedstocks and government incentives, Southeast Asia is positioned to be a hub for bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC), according to a report released by Lux Research.... More

Solar electricity

Watly to use solar energy to sanitise 5000 litres of water a day
Today, on UN’s World Water Day, clean tech company Watly is set to open an Indiegogo campaign to fund their award-winning solar technology. ... More

Clean Energy Council to improve quality and performance of solar panels in Australia
The Clean Energy Council has introduced new initiatives that they believe will substantially lift the bar on the quality of solar power products sold in Australia.... More

Bioresource Technology

Wind power

Data released by WWF Scotland shows wind energy could power 100% Scottish homes for more than half of month of February
The next Scottish Government needs to establish a comprehensive new strategy to help businesses and consumers reduce their demand for electricity, said environmentalists recently. ... More

SgurrEnergy returns to Malawi for wind measurement project
SgurrEnergy will return to Malawi for the installation and operation of four SgurrMetMasts, as part of a two year project to measure wind energy for the Malawi Ministry of Energy.... More

Gamesa to build a 70-MW wind farm in Uruguay under a turnkey arrangement
Gamesa has received an order from Rafisa, trustee of the Financiero Arias Trust, backed and managed by Uruguay's state utility, UTE, for the turnkey construction of a 70-MW wind farm in Uruguay.... More


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

India’s Renewable Energy Congress 2016
Dates: 26 April 2016 until 27 April 2016
Location: Delhi, India
Website: http://www.inreccongress.com/

All-Energy 2016
Dates: 04 May 2016 until 05 May 2016
Location: SECC, Glasgow, UK
Website: http://www.all-energy.co.uk/

Offshore Wind Market Development USA 2016
Dates: 10 May 2016 until 12 May 2016
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Website: http://www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore- usa/

The Energy Executive Forum
Dates: 10 May 2016 until 13 May 2016
Location: Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
Website: https://www.dnvgl.com/events/the-energy- executive-forum-459...

SONEX 2016
Dates: 16 May 2016 until 19 May 2016
Location: Amman, Jordan
Website: http://jordanfairs.com/index.php/buildprojects/ sonex-2016/

ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2016
Dates: 01 June 2016 until 04 June 2016
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Website: http://www.asew-expo.com/

WHEC 2016, 21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference
Dates: 13 June 2016 until 16 June 2016
Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Website: http://www.whec2016.com

32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Dates: 20 June 2016 until 24 June 2016
Location: Munich, Germany
Website: https://www.photovoltaic-conference. com/

Global Offshore Wind 2016
Dates: 21 June 2016 until 22 June 2016
Location: Manchester, UK
Website: http://www.renewableuk.com/en/events/ conferences-and-exhibi...

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