Oxford Brookes University Launches Socio-Economic Study about the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm on Vattenfall

Located in Scotland, the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm is expected to produce more than £100 million in 20 years. This is based on the research conducted by Oxford Brookes University.
In the research, it is stated that it is connected to the maintenance and operation of the wind farm. As a result, it could create 40 to 50 FTE or full-time equivalent jobs every year. This is made possible through suppliers and onward spending in the local community.
During the project’s early stages, it was predicted to create 660 new FTE jobs. Now, it is higher with a total of 800 to 1000 jobs that highlight better benefits for the community…

The Final Step of the Wind Project of Dominion Energy Is Completed

Dominion has reported the complete and dependable testing of the 2 turbines, 12 MW CVOW or Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project. These turbines are ready to be launched in the market to provide a renewable and clean energy source to customers from Virginia.
The next step will be to pass the final documents to BOEM or the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to have the technical assessment. This is expected to finish by the end of the year. While the turbines are being assessed, they will still be operated.
CVOW is the only project allowed by the BOEM to have a completely operational facility to generate wind power. It …

IFM and Trafigura Investors Create Nala Renewables

The Trafigura Group Pte Ltd Trafigura is an independent trading enterprise of commodities that established a new business called Nala Renewables to fund a series of power, wind, and solar storage projects around the world.
Nala Renewables has a bold objective of building a renewable energy project portfolio with a 2 GW amassed capacity to operate in construction or later stages of development for 5 years. It is a collaborative venture with IFM Investors.
IFM Investors is a worldwide fund manager institution. The 2 firms had worked together before in Impala Terminals which was a joint venture made in 2018.
Nala …

California Wildfire Smoke Has Weakened the Generation of Solar Energy

In September 2020, CAISO or California Independent System Operator reported that the average solar power generated has decreased by almost 30% from July 2020 as a result of the wildfires that occurred in California. The generation of solar-powered electricity covers 90% of the solar capacity in utility-scale in the state.
Smoke from wildfires has minute airborne particles that usually measure 2.5 micrometers or smaller. Therefore, these particles can decrease the amount of sunlight that enters the solar panels. As a result, there is also a decrease in the generation of solar electricity.
As of September 28th, it has been …

EU Invests Money on Solar Energy Technology Research

To maximize the use of solar energy, storing and making sure it is always available is a must. Researchers from Chalmers University have shown how MOST or Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage System can make this possible. This technology that they have created can be crucial so that fossil fuel will not be used as a source of energy.
Because of this, it has gained a lot of interest across the globe. This technology can also harness and store solar energy for 18 years without any big losses when transported and released. The results from the laboratory tests are great, but the actual use of MOST in real life and on a larger scale …