GE Agrees to Reconsider Investment in Kenya

According to The Star newspaper in Kenya, GE is reconsidering its investment in the Lamu coal plant, following a letter sent to the company by a group of 56 institutional and individual investors, as well as advocacy groups, As You Sow and Proxy Impact, calling on the company to reconsider its recent decision to acquire a 20 percent stake in the plant. Lamu is one of Kenya’s top tourist destinations and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wave Energy Scotland Awards Research Contracts

Wave Energy Scotland is awarding contracts with a total value of $1.8 million (£1.4 million) to three innovation projects designed to support further investigation of promising structural materials and manufacturing concepts to be used in the construction of wave energy devices.

Alfen Supplies Energy Storage System to Eneco in Belgium

The first large-scale storage system in Belgium has been installed at Peleman Industries in Puurs, Belgium. Sustainable energy provider Eneco installed Alfen's energy storage system, named TheBattery, to prevent energy supply disruptions. The battery storage system also enables Peleman to use its own generated energy from its two wind turbines as much as possible.

Ørsted reduce un 85% el tiempo de inspección de las palas de sus aerogeneradores marinos empleando drones

La compañía eléctrica danesa ha utilizado drones para inspeccionar las palas de algunos de sus aerogeneradores marinos. Lo ha hecho en el parque eólico Burbo Bank Extension, ubicado frente a la costa de Liverpool, en colaboración con la empresa especializada en soluciones robóticas SkySpecs. Las palas en cuestión -informa Ørsted- tienen una longitud de ochenta metros -son las más largas del mundo- y giran a 195 metros sobre el nivel del mar. [Vídeo].