Germany Expands Capacity In Wind, Solar Power Auctions

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Germany Expands Capacity In Wind, Solar Power Auctions

Germany will expand the energy capacity tendered in renewable power project auctions to help decarbonise electricity, and will relieve the burden on consumers by reducing a fee charged to support wind and solar operators, the government said on Thursday. The coalition government, made up of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Social Democrats, agreed on both […]

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Study Finds That Wind Energy Output Increases When People Need Heat The Most

In response to the recent freeze-inspired power outages in Texas, some politicians blamed the historic blackouts on wind turbines. The dubious, and largely dismissed, claims nevertheless spotlighted an intriguing fact: Texas, the land made famous by oil derricks and wildcatters, now gets a significant portion of its electricity from clean, renewable sources, most notably wind, […]

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Next 3 Years Will Be Huge For Wind And Solar In Australia

The next three years will be huge for utility renewables in Australia. Given the timeframes for financing, constructing and commissioning new plants, we expect all currently committed capacity to be fully online by the June 2024 quarter. And that’s a lot of capacity. With 9.4 GW of projects either commissioning, being built or otherwise committed […]

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Denmark To Trial Green Hydrogen Production Using Offshore Wind Turbines

Danish energy firm Orsted is pushing ahead with plans to develop a demonstration project which will harness offshore wind energy to produce “green” hydrogen. In an announcement Wednesday, the company said it had taken a final investment decision on the 2 megawatt (MW) H2RES scheme, which will be able to produce up to roughly 1,000 […]

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Deutsche Bahn Gets Subsidy-Free Wind Power From Statkraft

The green electricity comes from a portfolio of wind turbines with which Statkraft has concluded a power purchase agreement for the period after the expiry of EEG subsidies. The contract with Deutsche Bahn covers an expected generation of almost 40,000 MWh and ensures the economic continued operation of the plants. On 31 December 2020, EEG […]

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