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Photovoltaics (PV) and e-mobility, the ideal combination:Driving with solar power is becoming increasingly attractive.

In the afternoon of January 4, LONGi Solar signed a project investment agreement with the Management Committee of Anhui Chuzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone in Chuzhou, Anhui, with an investment of RMB 1.95 billion.

Dominion Energy announced that two South Carolina solar energy projects – including the largest such project in the Palmetto State – have entered service.

Falck Renewables, through its Swedish subsidiaries, has awarded the Nordex Group two contracts to supply in total 31 N131/3900 wind turbines and the associated civil and electrical infrastructure works on an EPC turn-key basis for the two Swedish projects “Aliden” and “Brattmyrliden”. Preliminary works have started with activity intensifying during 2018 and 2019 respectively. Commercial operations are expected in Q4 2019 at “Aliden” and Q4 2020 at “Brattmyrliden”.

 
The two wind farms are located in Västerbotten, around 100 kilometres west of Umea. The companies have chosen the latest stage available technology of Nordex suitable for these sites characterized by mean wind speeds of 7.6 - 7.8 m/s. The turbines, specifically designed for local site conditions, have a maximum rated capacity of 3.9 MW each and are on 134-metre towers with NR65.5 blades. The turbines are equipped with cold climate packages with the Nordex Anti-icing System installed on the rotor blades that allow the two wind farms to achieve an above-average net capacity factor of approximately 40%, expected to generate approximately 420 GWh of energy per year.
 
Toni Volpe, CEO of Falck Renewables declared: "We are very satisfied with this agreement with Nordex, a long standing partner for Falck. The terms and turbines of this contract are absolutely a prime example of how to optimize the technology choice and work cooperatively to reduce the LCOE of a windfarm. We look forward to the continuation of the works."
 
About Falck Renewables S.p.A., listed in the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, develops, designs, builds and manages power production plants from renewable sources. With an installed capacity of 950 MW in 2017 (913 MW according to the IFRS 11 reclassification) produces more than two billion kwh per year in Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, France and USA, using wind, solar, biomass, and waste-to-energy technologies. The Group is also active in the service business where it manages over 1,700 MW of solar and wind assets and provides technical services across the world."


About the Nordex Group
The Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 21 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of EUR 3.4 billion in 2016. It currently has roughly 5,000 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 - 4.5 MW class addressing the requirements of land constrained as well as grid constrained markets.

Terna Energy, a member of the GEK Terna Group, on Wednesday announced the completion and commencement of commercial operations of a wind farm in the United States.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a new order for the installation of 125 of its G97-2.1MW turbines (total capacity of 262.5 MW) at the Egyptian wind farm Gulf of Suez, of Ras Ghareb Wind Energy SA1.

Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, will next year be equipped with a battery to store power from the wind farm. The purpose is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power.

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Safe Marine Transfer, LLC, to collaboratively mature and commercialize Safe Marine Transfer’s subsea chemical storage and injection system.

Carnegie Clean Energy has been selected as the proponent for the wave energy farm set to be installed off the coast of Albany. The State Government announced this morning that the renewable energy company will receive a $15.75 million grant for the project while the University of WA was also awarded $3.75 million for the creation of the Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany.

Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals.

Addressing the larger issues, challenges, emerging trends and wide array of opportunities for Energy Storage, Micro-grids and Electric Vehicle solutions in India Energy Storage India (ESI) 2018 on 11th january started with a big bang.

TEPCO is joining with Japanese car maker Nissan Middle East FZE (Hereinafter referred to as Nissan) and the Saudi Electricity Company (Hereinafter referred to as SEC) to test the feasibility of electric vehicles in the harsh climate of Saudi Arabia.

GE announced that it will provide the Global Thermal Generation division of Enel, Europe’s largest power utility in terms of market capitalization, with its Predix*-based software solutions to be deployed as predictive diagnostic tool in 14 of Enel’s thermal power plants located in Europe and Latin America, supporting their digitalization.

Tokamak Energy has engaged Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin group, to help establish the costs, concept design and timeline for the next step in realising the UK’s first ever fusion facility to generate more energy than it consumes, and that could evolve to deliver a fusion device to put energy into the grid.

Toshiba Corporation announced that it has concluded a MOU with SCPC, a DMCI Holdings group company, on a partnership to investigate the deployment of total asset management including plant optimization, predictive monitoring with IoT solutions and extending the operating life of the Calaca Thermal Power Plant in Luzon, Republic of the Philippines.

Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management services to global industry leaders, announced that it has entered into a non-exclusive business alliance with EA Technology, an energy technology company headquartered in Chester, United Kingdom.

The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and X Energy, LLC (X-energy) announced they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for assessing X-energy's advanced nuclear reactor - the Xe-100 – and its potential for deployment in Jordan.

Tri Alpha Energy (TAE), the world’s largest private fusion company, and Google have jointly furthered the understanding of physics and computational design, applying a new approach to solving highly complex problems regarding plasma behavior.

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces a final investment decision on the redevelopment of the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.

Capstone Turbine Corporation , the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has launched a new cleanable severe environment air filtration system for its innovative line of microturbine products and as a result recently received an order for three C65 microturbines utilizing this new filtration system for a flare gas reduction project in Oman.

As Indonesia plans the expansion of its natural gas infrastructure, development of gas-to-power projects is an important step to further diversify the country’s energy mix.