The Dutch Sandmoter is building extra protection for the British coastline. Building with nature is the intention of the Sandmotor.
Since 2011, an artificial sandbank has been lying near the coast Holland. It naturally feeds the beaches and dunes with new sand and thus keeps it safe. Another sandmotor is rising near the British coast.It is the first time that the Dutch sand engine concept has been applied elsewhere. Read More
72 hours Solar Forecasting will stabilize the UK grid and save money
Sheffield Solar worked with the National Grid for two years to develop real-time generation estimates from solar photovoltaic systems in the UK. This new data driven system can now forecast up to 72 hours in advance.
The tool is very useful for electricity grid operators. It helps them to stabilize the grid (supply & demand). Energy generators and traders can use the forecast tool taken optimum advantages of the green energy generation. Read More
Thick mooring lines will tether the towers to the sea base. The turbines can operate in water up to a kilometre deep
World’s first floating wind farm emerges off the north-east coast of Scotland (UK). Over there, the waters are too deep for conventional bottom-standing turbines. That’s why manufacturer Statoil has chosen this floating technology. It’s a pilot for more deep ocean regions in the world like the west coast of the US en coasts of Japan.
“It’s a game-changer for floating wind power and we are sure it will help bring costs down,” said Leif Delp, project director for Hywind.
SmartestEnergy offers a Triad alerting service which highlighted two of the three Triad periods last winter as “very likely” candidates which gave customers forewarning to take action if possible to optimize their position.
SmartestEnergy developed a Triad Alerting Service for businesses and industries which saves tons of electricity costs in periods of electricity peak demands.
Triads are the three half-hour periods of highest system demand between November and February each year, separated by at least ten clear days. Read More
TenneT’s thinking is based on an island with a modular structure, with each module covering approximately 6 km². This is big enough to provide space for connecting roughly 30 GW of offshore wind capacity. The island will be expandable by adding one or two modules of 6 km² each
An Energy Hub in the middle of the North Sea? Tennet launched a vision building an island as a hub, for wind power in the middle of the North Sea which will provide all neighboring countries green energy.
By connecting wind farms with a total capacity of over 30 gigawatts, the efficiency and costs will benefit the participating countries.
This plan was presented by TenneT last week. TenneT is the national high-voltage grid operator in the Netherlands and in a part of Germany. Read More
National Audit Office warns: be prepared for more floods.
Five million homes in England are at risk of flooding and the government’s own assessment shows climate change is increasing the risk by driving more extreme weather. That’s the conclusion of The National Audit Office (NAO) report published October 5th 2014. “Every £1 spent on flood defences prevented almost £10 in damage”, the report noted. “So ad-hoc emergency spending is less good value than sustained maintenance.” Read More
Tidal energy gets a boost from the insurance giant Prudential. The company of CEO, John Strangfeld invests £1 billion in Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Project. Produntial lives the sustainable policy with all her employees and now also by investing in renewable energy. Read More