Ørsted and Eversource Partner with Mystic Aquarium in Support of Wind Energy

Joint-venture partners Ørsted and Eversource have announced a $1,250,000 grant in support of Mystic Aquarium, one of Connecticut's premier cultural and research institutions. The grant will create a brand new, state-of-the-art exhibit centered around the potential of ocean wind energy, support innovative research that will improve the understanding of marine mammals and their habitats throughout New England and bring hands-on educational and career opportunities to students in the region.

Geothermal Seminar: World Must Embrace Risk in Transition to Renewable Energy

The battle against climate change is dire but not hopeless if the world embraces the many financial, technical, and societal risks involved in transitioning from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources. That was the overall takeaway from a seminar on the risks associated with geothermal energy—the power beneath our feet.

DOE Announces Support for Program on Advanced Water Heating to Cut Carbon Emissions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its support of a new nationwide campaign to drastically cut carbon emissions and energy use from heating water with advanced heat pump technology. The Advanced Water Heating Initiative (AWHI) will work nationally to drive increased manufacturing, sales, installations, and operation of heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) across the United States. HPWHs are game-changing products that are two to four times more efficient than conventional options.

The future of the global solar energy industry: An interview with Jonas Eklind of Azelio

According to the International Energy Agency’s annual report (Oct 13th 2020), solar power is now cheaper than electricity generated by coal and natural gas in most countries. This is kick-starting a profound global change from fossil to renewable energy, despite Covid-19, in which renewable energy is estimated to supply 80 percent of the total power generation in 2030.

Los parques solares de menos de 5 megavatios son los que abaratan la factura

Iberdrola, un parque solar de quinientos megavatios en Badajoz (500 MW); Endesa, un complejo de más de mil en Teruel; Cobra (Grupo ACS), otros casi 500 MW en Murcia... Frente a los megaparques solares, la Asociación de Productores de Energía Fotovoltaica (Anpier) propone una transición energética sustentada sobre instalaciones de menos de 5 MW. Estos miniparques evitan los costes derivados del desarrollo de las grandes infraestructuras que serán necesarias para atender las necesidades de los megaparques (abaratando así el recibo de la luz), evitan pérdidas en el transporte, le dan firmeza al sistema y aportan garantía de suministro. Así lo explica Anpier.