Energy Vault Announces Transformative Utility-Scale Energy Storage Technology

Energy Vault, an Idealab company, has unveiled its groundbreaking energy storage solution. Based on the principles that underpin traditional gravity-based pumped hydro plants, the new technology combines conventional physics fundamentals of potential and kinetic energy with a proprietary, cloud-based software platform to operate a newly developed six-arm crane. The crane operation is fully automated and orchestrates the positioning of massive concrete bricks that provide the basis for the efficient storage and discharge of electricity.

Duke Energy Issues $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has completed its inaugural issuance of $1 billion in green bonds that will finance eligible green energy projects – including zero-carbon solar and energy storage – in North and South Carolina. This represents one of the largest green bond transactions issued by a utility.

Metz Solar Farm Signs PPA with Snowy Hydro

Clenergy has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Snowy Hydro Limited for the 143.5MW Metz Solar Farm in New South Wales. The Metz Solar Farm will have a generation capacity of 115 MWAC(143.5 MWDC), and will use single-axis tracking, SMA inverter stations and Tier-1 solar panels to generate enough energy to supply up to 40,000 Australian homes on average.

Minesto Signs Agreement with SEV for Faroe Islands’ Installations

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has signed a collaboration agreement with the main power generator and distributor on the Faroe Islands, SEV, for two installations of Minesto’s DG100 model. The agreement also includes a power purchase agreement through which SEV commits to purchase the electricity generated by Minesto’s tidal energy converters.

Energy Vault Announces Transformative Utility-Scale Energy Storage Technology

Energy Vault, an Idealab company, has unveiled its groundbreaking energy storage solution. Based on the principles that underpin traditional gravity-based pumped hydro plants, the new technology combines conventional physics fundamentals of potential and kinetic energy with a proprietary, cloud-based software platform to operate a newly developed six-arm crane. The crane operation is fully automated and orchestrates the positioning of massive concrete bricks that provide the basis for the efficient storage and discharge of electricity.

Torqeedo Unveils Powerful Electric Motor and Battery System

German company, Torqeedo, has introduced two new higher-power versions of its Deep Blue electric propulsion system and a corresponding energy boost in the system’s lithium battery pack with technology by BMW i. The more powerful 100 kW motors and higher capacity batteries open up possibilities for larger and faster vessels to take advantage of the benefits of electric mobility, according to the company.

Unidos Podemos propone que todos los edificios públicos estatales contraten energía 100% renovable

La iniciativa de Unidos Podemos se debatirá mañana en la Comisión de Transición Ecológica del Senado y propone también implementar "medidas de ahorro y eficiencia energética" en las sedes de la Administración General del Estado así como “instalar sistemas de generación de energía renovable”. En Europa, el 78% de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero son consecuencia de los procesos de generación de energía, ligadas directamente a los usos relacionados con el transporte, la generación y distribución de electricidad o a los usos industriales. [En la imagen, Vicenta Jiménez, senadora de Unidos Podemos por Alicante y portavoz en la Comisión de Transición Energética de la cámara alta].

CUBA: Empresas españolas desarrollarán casi el 70% de la producción eólica en los próximos cinco años

Es lo que asegura la empresa Baranca Stream adjudicataria de la concesión eólica para el desarrollo del Campo Eólico de Manatí, con 122 MW, que ha solicitado al Gobierno de España, a vueltas de la próxima visita a la isla del presidente Pedro Sánchez,  que "emprenda una colaboración decidida para establecer un diálogo institucional entre ambos países y facilitar estas actuaciones en un claro proceso de expansión de las energías renovables en Cuba gracias, en gran parte, a la actuación de las empresas españolas".