Wind energy major Siemens Gamesa’s blade test center in Aalborg, Denmark, home of the world’s largest test stand, is the first non-commercial in-house blade test facility in the world to gain approval from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
As the sector adjusts to social distancing and staff restrictions, the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation, in partnership with ORE Catapult, KTN and the Workboat Association, has recognised five organisations for innovative operational safety initiatives.
Dutch innovation firm TNO will pilot a minimum 0.5 megawatt-peak (MWp) marine floating solar plant at the planned Hollandse Kust (North) offshore wind farm to be built by the CrossWind consortium, slated for completion in 2023.
GE Renewable Energy has announced contracts for the construction and operation of the 209MW Murra Warra II wind farm in the state of Victoria, Australia.
Emissions & Environment
The UK’s University of Surrey is to begin work on a new lithium-ion battery technology that is able to capture CO2 emissions, following an award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won a major order from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission to enable Europe’s first multi-terminal high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) interconnection, connect Shetland to the UK transmission system for the first time.
The postponed live, in person edition of this leading conference and exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre will take place from 11-13 May 2021.
The first LevelTen European PPA Price Index has been released analysing power purchase agreement price offers for renewable projects under development in Europe.
Spanish energy firm Acciona has announced the inauguration of Spain’s first grid-connected solar plant, a 1.1MW 12,000 square-meter facility on the Sierra Brava reservoir, in Extramadura.
Representatives of the Polish government and wind energy industry have signed a “Letter of Intent on cooperation for development of offshore wind power in Poland”.