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Meet the SEA-3250-LT: Innovation in Offshore Wind Installations

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 21:36

GustoMSC is targeting the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind energy market with an innovative jack-up design that it claims will help to reduce risk and increase efficiency when installing units offshore: the SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up.

Enel to Seek More Deals in Energy Storage Business, CEO Says

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 20:48

Enel SpA is seeking acquisitions in the energy storage business, as developments in battery technology are set to play a key role for the wider adoption of renewable sources.

Solar Wants to Help Fix a Power-Grid Problem It Helped Create

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 19:10

Big solar farms helped create a power-grid predicament in California. And now they’re offering to help solve it. Solar panels have proliferated in the Golden State, flooding the grid with power supplies in the middle of the day when the sun’s out — and then quickly vanishing after sunset. 

Notes from the Solar Underground: Highly Competitive Industries and Their Highly Expected Mergers

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 18:45

In 2012, NSP and Del Solar merged, claiming that at 1.5-GWp the new company would be the largest cell manufacturer in the world. In 2015, Motech Solar merged with Top Cell announcing that at 3-GWp the new entity would be the largest cell manufacturer in the world.

 

Delaware Researchers Discover How to Cut Offshore Wind Construction Costs by $1.6B

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 15:00

Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale and pace able to keep up with the region’s scheduled retirements of nuclear and coal-fired power plants.

The researchers calculated that their innovative process will cost up to $1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and take half the construction time.