What does the future hold for the world’s largest renewable energy source, hydropower?
New York State places largest offshore wind order in US history
The state of New York authorised the largest order of offshore wind power in US history on 18 July, with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing that two projects, Empire Wind and Sunrise Wind, would be the state’s first offshore windfarms.
Abu Dhabi sets October deadline for 2GW solar project
The emirate is developing second major photovoltaic (PV) solar project.
Neoen’s Numurkah solar farm becomes operational in Victoria
Victoria Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio has opened renewable energy company Neoen’s 128MW Numurkah solar farm.
Siemens Gamesa secures conditional order for US offshore windfarms
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a conditional order to supply 1.7GMW of turbines for three US offshore wind farms.
Renewable power to dominate UK’s power generation mix during 2019- 2030, says GlobalData
The intermittent nature of renewables necessitates the integration of battery storage systems along with rapid grid modernisation to accommodate varying renewable power while maintaining grid parity.
Renewable capacity in Brazil to exceed 60GW in 2030 in Brazil, says GlobalData
During 2019-2030, installed renewable capacity in Brazil (not including hydropower) is slated to increase from 34.2GW to 60.8GW at a CAGR of 5.4%. Hydropower accounts for the majority of installed renewable capacity in 2018 at 62.7%.
WEETF conference: infrastructure, decarbonisation and energy security
The WEETF held a policy conference on 16 July 2019, with energy professionals discussing infrastructure, decarbonisation and energy security.
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