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Category: Solar

Tom Hopkinson

The war for talent – the elephant in the room for offshore wind?

According to IRENA*, the global installed capacity for offshore wind is set to increase almost ten-fold to 228 GW by 2030. Post-COVID, we expect to see this growth accelerate as governments commit to ‘building back greener’. Offshore wind is increasingly central to these plans as the cheapest, large-scale renewable energy source. 

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Vicki Moore

Taylor Hopkinson awarded contract by Changfang & Xidao Project

8th March 2021 Following a successful tender process, Taylor Hopkinson (TH) has secured contract award for the supply of Client Representatives to Changfang & Xidao (CFXD) Offshore Windfarm in Taiwan developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) The scope of work will see TH’s Offshore Wind Contract team supply Client Representatives

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Marc Eglon

Wind and Solar Overtake Coal in EU

Climate think-tank Sandbag’s sixth annual report, “The European Power Sector in 2019” highlights the rise in EU solar and wind, which overtook coal for the first time in 2019.

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Marc Eglon

PV cells that generate power at night?

One of the biggest challenges of solar is balancing load using storage to deliver power when the sun isn’t shining. But what if we could run PV cells in reverse and generate electricity at night? Turns out we can.

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Marc Eglon

Record US renewables investment: $55.5B in 2019

Despite a conservative start to 2019, the US hit a record $55.5bn in renewable energy investments in 2019, eclipsing 2018. The figure is the result of a late-2019 surge in offshore wind financing as the Production Tax Credit winds down in 2020.

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Marc Eglon

SPR adding solar PV to Wind Farms in UK and Ireland

ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, plans to construct solar projects across their onshore wind sites throughout the UK and Ireland. Adding solar PV and battery storage seeks to maximise the generation potential for every renewables project the company develops.

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Leire Vázquez

Iberdrola construirá un proyecto renovable de 320 MW en Australia

La empresa energética invertirá aproximadamente 310 millones de euros para construir en el país un proyecto híbrido solar y eólico. Sumará una capacidad de 320 MW. El proyecto estará compuesto por un parque eólico y una planta fotovoltaica al mismo tiempo. Se localizará en el Estado de South Australia, y se estima que entre en

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Leire Vázquez

Fukushima se convertirá en un gran centro de energías renovables

Del desastre nuclear al paraíso de las renovables. El 11 de marzo de 2011 se produjo en la costa noroeste de Japón un terremoto de magnitud 9 que provocó un gran temblor. Se formó un tsunami que alcanzó e inundó la planta nuclear de Fukushima. Como medida de seguridad, los tres reactores nucleares se apagaron

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Leire Vázquez

Canadian Solar se adjudica 190,5 MWP en la subasta A-6 de Brasil

La empresa chino-canadiense fabricante de módulos fotovoltaicos se ha adjudicado dos proyectos solares que alcanzan los 190,5 MWp, en la subasta de nueva energía A-6 celebrada en octubre en Brazil. Canadian Solar Inc ha anunciado que en el tercer trimestre de 2021 comenzarán las obras para la creación del proyecto Gameleira, de 152,4 MWp (en

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