Green, ethical, energy issues in the news

edited 12 July 2021 at 11:38AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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  • Exiled_TykeExiled_Tyke Forumite
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    May be it's time for a non-domestic battery thread.     This one is great news for the future of storage and also for Simec investors too (which have had a rough time of it with the MeyGen tidal project problems) 

    https://simecatlantis.com/sae-signs-40m-contract-for-one-of-uks-largest-battery-storage-projects-at-uskmouth/

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  • CoastalwatchCoastalwatch Forumite
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    May be it's time for a non-domestic battery thread.     This one is great news for the future of storage and also for Simec investors too (which have had a rough time of it with the MeyGen tidal project problems) 

    https://simecatlantis.com/sae-signs-40m-contract-for-one-of-uks-largest-battery-storage-projects-at-uskmouth/


    Thanks for update on Simec, it's been a difficult time for them so good to see a way forward at Uskmouth at least.

    Have to agree about non domestic battery/storage thread as surely it's development and accelerated expansion will be as important as that of both Solar and Wind in the past.
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  • Martyn1981Martyn1981 Forumite
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    Not exactly a direct follow on to the floating wind chat, but this timely article sets out the expectations for 2035 for the wind industry based on what the 'experts' predict. In the opening graphic, top RHS, you'll notice an estimate of 11-25% of off-shore wind being floating, which seems reasonable, showing that even in 13yrs time, it will still be a small/growing part of the industry.

    Experts Forecast Wind Power Plant Of The Future — Taller, Cheaper

    Taller turbines, and their accompanying larger rotor diameters, allow for the capture of more energy. In the most-likely scenario, the experts predicted that hub height for newly installed onshore wind turbines will reach 130 meters in 2035, rather than the 115-meter forecast offered in a 2015 survey. (Each survey asked experts to look 15 years into the future, so the 2015 data offers predictions for 2030).

    Experts expect plant sizes of 1,100 megawatts (MW) for fixed-bottom and 600 MW for floating offshore wind. These and many other design choices discussed in the article can support levelized cost of energy reductions of 27% (onshore) and 17%–35% (floating and fixed-bottom offshore) by 2035 compared to today. New plant designs can also enhance wind energy’s grid service, for example, via project hybridization with batteries and hydrogen production.

    “Our research provides a much-needed benchmark for representing future wind technologies in power sector models,” Beiter said. “By explaining the economics behind wind energy design choices, this article addresses a critical research gap.”

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  • EVandPVEVandPV Forumite
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    Crikey, Energy Numbers is showing 19.5GW for wind generation, which is 50% of demand, and exporting 2.9GW to France.

    [Obviously the live data will change.]
    Yeah it's blowing a hooley here and sunny too.
    RE generation currently at 62.7%.
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    Not quite sure of the current state of things but Triton Knoll, Hornsea 2, and Moray East are all due to come online this year. Representing an additional 3.2 GW of capacity.

    To put that in to context only 1.21 GW is required to go Back to the Future.
    Lets just hope the wind speed doesn't hit 76.5 knots....
    I think....
  • Martyn1981Martyn1981 Forumite
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    Not quite sure of the current state of things but Triton Knoll, Hornsea 2, and Moray East are all due to come online this year. Representing an additional 3.2 GW of capacity.

    To put that in to context only 1.21 GW is required to go Back to the Future.
    Great Scott Marty - Careful what you wish for?

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    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
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