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Wind turbine blade design shift up a gear


Designing new wind turbine blades involves considering changing industry conditions as well as addressing past problems.

How power plant upgrades are boosting flexibility


We explore how retrofits and upgrades offered by equipment manufacturers can increase operational flexibility and offer cost savings.

India is a global renewables barometer says IRENA chief


India’s surging energy demand can “no longer be met through traditional energy sources alone”, according to a leading renewables boss.

Prysmian wins $67m German offshore wind cable deal


Italian cable company Prysmian has won a $67m contract from to supply and install inter-array cables for an offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

Obama US windpower claim ignores China threat says analyst


The US wind power industry “may not be in as healthy a condition” as President Obama recently claimed, according to an energy analyst.

Maria van der Hoeven to deliver POWER-GEN Europe keynote speech


Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe.

Alstom in ultraviolet water treatment deal for hydropower plants


Alstom is to use a new ultraviolet water treatment solution in its hydropower plants.

Areva signs nuclear and renewables pact with Hungary


French company Areva has signed a pact with Hungarian engineering firm Evopro to collaborate on nuclear and renewable energy technologies.

Interconnections and smart grid vital for flexible Europe power system says report


The role of interconnectors and smart grid technology in delivering a flexible power system in Europe has been highlighted in a new report.

Biogas plant in Sweden celebrates world first


The world’s first large-scale demonstration plant producing biogas via biofuels and forest residues is now supplying gas to the Swedish grid.

Call for energy engineering strategy to be UK election focus


With 100 days to go until the General Election in the UK, a new study has found that boosting training in engineering should be a focus in all the 2015 party political manifestos if the UK is to keep pace with international competition.

A crucial juncture for world energy: IEA outlook for renewables, coal, gas and nuclear


With global energy demand projected to increase by 37 per cent by 2040, new and existing power generation technologies competing for subsidies and space on the grid, and political uncertainties looming large, the International Energy Agency says today’s stresses on the global energy system cannot be ignored.

Solar PV and windpower will slash water use in GCC says report


Hitting the renewable energy targets of the Gulf Cooperation Council region will result in a 22 per cent cut in water consumption for power generation, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

What future in Europe for ‘vilified’ coal and gas power plants?


The future of the thermal power industry in Europe – and indeed whether it has a future – was debated in Brussels on Monday night.

Project targets new insulation for renewable energy power cables


A collaboration between the UK research centre Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and technology company GnoSys Global is developing a new insulation material for power cables to improve their performance in the renewable energy sector.

MENA set for 1800 MW of new solar projects


This year will see solar projects worth $2.7bn unveiled across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new study.

Egypt picks 109 renewable projects for FiT scheme


A total of 94 companies have prequalified for Egypt’s feed-in tariff renewable energy scheme.

GE to integrate solar field with gas plant in Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia is to integrate a solar field with a combined-cycle power plant and also use condensate as a gas turbine fuel, marking a double first for the kingdom.

Alstom in Singapore microgrid project


Alstom will this month begin work on designing, developing and deploying a microgrid system in Singapore.

Buyer found for Pelamis Wave Power but all staff lose jobs


A buyer has been found for Pelamis Wave Power, which went into administration last month, but the deal comes too late to save the jobs of the remaining staff at the renewable energy company.