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Atacama has a potential of 23,000 MW, ten times more than currently in operation

06/09/2017

Chile would be able to reach 30% of renewables in 2030 and 100% in 2050 according to ACERA, the Chilean association of renewable energies. Solar and wind capacity is immense: only Atacama has a potential of 23,000 MW.

ACCIONA to build Mexico’s largest wind farm in Tamaulipas

05/09/2017

ACCIONA is to build a 424-MW wind farm in Reynosa, in the state of Tamaulipas, northeast of Mexico for Mexican company Zuma Energía. Once in operation it will be Mexico’s largest wind farm capable of supplying about one million inhabitants. The project amounts to approximately 600 million dollars, about 510 million euro.

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Wynnertech. European quality and Asian costs

04/09/2017

European quality and Asian costs. This is how José Manuel Tena, Technical Vice President of Wynnertech, defines the product model that the Spanish company has been designing for the last five years. Inverters up to 2.9 MW of power, quick charging points for electric cars or storage systems for renewable installations.

The Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency to install self-consumption facilities in several public buildings

01/09/2017

The Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency, under the Insular Council, has launched a project to incorporate grid-connected photovoltaic self-consumption facilities in several public buildings on the island. The first project of such initiative will be the social-health center of Santa Rita (Ciutadella) where a 100 kWp plant will be installed on the roof of the building.

41% of polluting emissions in Madrid generated by transportation, according to Siemens

26/07/2017

A study by Siemens reveals that transportation generates 41% of the polluting emissions in Madrid. Of this 41%, private cars account for 80% of pollution (ie 6 metric tons of CO2eq), far above levels of emissions caused by transportation in other cities.

Global energy investment falls for the second year running in 2016

25/07/2017

Global energy investment fell by 12% in 2016, as increased spending on energy efficiency and power grids was more than offset by a steady drop in oil and gas spending, according to the World Energy Investment 2017 report by the IEA who expects global investment in both fuels to stabilize in 2017.

Self-sufficient smart windows developed by Princeton researchers

24/07/2017

Princeton University engineers have developed self-sufficient smart windows that, equipped with controllable glazing, can increase lighting, cooling and heating performance by varying their dye. This results in savings of up to 40 percent of a building’s average energy costs.

FENIE proposes decoupling self-consumption with no grid feed-in from RD 900/2015

21/07/2017

FENIE met with the Secretary of State for Energy, Daniel Navia Simón, on Tuesday to talk about self-consumption and among other amendments propose the possibility of decoupling self-consumption with no grid feed-in from Royal Decree 900/2015 of 9 October. This would help boost this self-consumption modality as energy efficiency and, on the other hand, its […]

Tesla to connect the world’s largest lithium-ion battery with a wind farm in Australia

20/07/2017

Tesla will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery and connect it to the Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia following the agreement reached by the US-based company with the French renewable energy company Neoen and the Government of South Australia.

A predictive technology reduces by half the time to find a parking space

19/07/2017

It is estimated that drivers spend an average of 2,500 hours of their lives looking for a parking space and that 30% of city traffic is caused by vehicles looking to park, which contributes to the emission of up to 50 million tons of pollution in Europe. A team of researchers from EasyPark, Europe´s largest […]

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