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Renewable Energy Focus News - 4 Nov 2015

Editor's Choice

Germany drives demand for renewable electricity in Europe The latest figures on the Guarantee of Origin certificate market show clearly that demand for renewable energy is growing, with Germany leading the way, as Tom Lindberg explains. More

Offshore wind playing a lead role in the UK’s green energy transformation With lifetime costs for offshore wind having fallen by 11 per cent in the last four years, Dong Energy's Brent Cheshire looks at the future potential for further reductions and the critical role the industry has to play in the UK's energy mix. More

Field to fuel: A biobased economy for a post-petroleum industrial society Jan Koninckx, Global Business Director for Biofuels at DuPont Industrial Biosciences, discusses the company's pioneering work in the development of biorefineries and the production of fuel fit for the 21st century. More

Materials innovations for more efficient wind turbines Dr John Conti-Ramsden and Dr Kirsten Dyer discuss the opportunities and challenges in the material design of blades for the latest breed of wind turbine, increasingly used in more hostile locations. More

Renewable Power Generation conference | Call for Papers deadline: 11 December 2015

"Case Study in CSP Plant Performance"
Using routine sampling and chemical analysis of heat transfer fluid, early in a plant build, can help to extend the lifetime of CSP plants. Christopher Ian Wright BSc PhD MBA, explains. Read more...

Energy efficiency

Anesco school ESCO project wins award
A ground breaking energy efficiency project undertaken by Anesco for independent school St Mary’s Shaftesbury has been recognised with an award. ... More

New Blogs on RenewableEnergyFocus.com

1. Solar Surges in the Middle East and North Africa


Energy storage including Fuel cells

Sierra Energy awarded grant for hydrogen fuel research
Sierra Energy has been granted the award of a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Defense Logistics Agency. ... More

Linde hydrogen fuel cell bike highlights electro-mobility
The Linde Group has unveiled an innovative pedal electric cycle (‘pedelec’), in which the battery usually found on e-bikes is replaced by a compact hydrogen fuel cell.... More

Green building

UC community takes up Cool Challenge
The University of California launches a competition to encourage students, faculty and staff to help make its campus carbon neutral by 2025. ... More

Photovoltaics (PV)

FiT Cuts Could Threaten the Stability of up to 70% of Solar PV Companies
As the latest Feed-in Tariff Consultation ends, the NAPIT Trade Association are calling for the Government to urgently rethink their proposals, warning that planned cuts may cripple one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. ... More

Policy, investment and markets

ONZO announces five year partnership with Fjordkraft
ONZO has been selected to support a five year pilot study into maximising energy efficiency.... More

Quercus to launch new renewable energy infrastructure funds
Quercus Assets Selection, which specializes in infrastructure investments with a focus on renewable energy, announces that it will launch two new renewable energy infrastructure funds, bringing the total number of funds in its portfolio to five. ... More

Cut to solar energy feed-in tariff risks many of the 3,000 solar jobs in Scotland
As many as 2,400 of the 3,000 solar jobs in Scotland could be at risk due to the proposed 87% cut to the feed-in tariff for solar energy, according to new Solar Trade Association analysis.... More

Young engineers’ new technologies supported by legacy of the Great Exhibition
Ten doctoral projects will now be taken towards commercialisation, thanks to funding and support by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. ... More

Solar electricity

BWE Partnership granted solar park planning permission
Aberdeen-based BWE Partnership has announced that work is set to commence on its second solar park project, within Kinblethmont Estate near Arbroath, Angus.... More

Wind power

Gamesa diversifies geographically in Turkey, Cyprus and Kuwait
Gamesa has signed new contracts to supply 72.5 MW in three countries.... More

Ingeteam hits wind capacity milestone
Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, says it now has 30 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide.... More


6th Piero Lunghi European Fuel Cell Conference & Exhibition, EFC15
Dates: 16 December 2015 until 18 December 2015
Location: Naples, Italy
Website: http://www.europeanfuelcell.it

2015 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
Dates: 16 November 2015 until 19 November 2015
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Website: http://www.fuelcellseminar.com

3rd Zing Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Conference
Dates: 17 November 2015 until 20 November 2015
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Website: http://www.zingconferences.com/conferences/3rd-zing-hydrogen...

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

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