TechnipFMC | April 06, 2021
TechnipFMC and Bombora have formed a strategic alliance to build a floating wave and wind power project.
TechnipFMC's technologies and experience delivering integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation projects offshore will be combined with Bombora's patented multi-megawatt mWave wave energy technology.
The collaboration will initially concentrate on TechnipFMC and Bombora's InSpire (integrated semi-submersible platform with advanced renewable energy) project, which commenced engineering work in November 2020.
The hybrid system demonstrator will provide 6MW of combined floating wind and wave energy, followed by commercial platforms in series one and series two, which are expected to provide 12MW and 18MW, respectively.
“Our key competencies and integration capabilities make us a perfect project architect and collaborator in designing clean energy technologies alongside Bombora's expertise and unique, proprietary mWave technology,” said TechnipFMC president subsea Jonathan Landes.
“We are pleased to be working on a project that advances our environmental commitment while still contributing to a more prosperous future.”
“Bombora is partnering with TechnipFMC to accelerate development of our floating integrated mWave platform solutions for commercial wind farms,” said Bombora managing director Sam Leighton.
“With TechnipFMC's impressive track record of executing large-scale energy ventures and Bombora's revolutionary mWave technology, we are sure that InSpire will play a key role in the offshore energy sector.”
Daimler | April 07, 2021
Through these agreements with renewables, an increasing number of major industrial players are seeking to decarbonize their activities. Daimler has also signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with wind farms in Germany and Poland. However, this new agreement will provide them with 100% renewable energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as it combines wind and solar power, with hydro capacity in Norway providing backup.
Wind power will be generated by 200 wind turbines located across 24 different wind farms in Germany. There are existing wind farms that are no longer receiving public funding. As a result, the deal keeps them operational and aims to stop premature and needless decommissioning of the turbines.
Furthermore, by combining wind, solar, and hydro Daimler and Statkraft show that renewables can provide stable and reliable electricity to industry, in this case to a critical part of Europe's manufacturing base.
The German government, as well as other governments, should continue to endorse these types of PPA deals. They are an excellent way to boost market-driven renewable energy demand. However, many countries continue to face challenges to PPAs. Energy-intensive industries in Germany, are now penalized unnecessarily if they sign a corporate renewable PPA. Besides that, some governments refuse to have the necessary origin guarantees that underpin PPAs by ensuring the traceability of renewable energy.
“This is a fantastic deal”, said WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson. Daimler gets clean energy. Europe's biggest industry has made significant progress in reducing pollution. 24 wind farms get a new customer and will continue to operate without public assistance. The wind is combined with solar and hydro to provide consistent electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And Europe gains a prime example of how affordable and dependable renewables can decarbonize the economy.”
EcoFlow | January 18, 2022
EcoFlow, a portable power and renewable energy solutions company, has launched the industry-leading DELTA Pro portable home battery in Europe. Originally a Kickstarter campaign, it smashed records to become the most-funded tech project at the time and still ranks sixth among all projects to date.
With a base capacity of 3.6kWh and expandable to 25kWh, the DELTA Pro is the industry’s first portable home battery and can provide multiple days’ worth of backup energy to families in the case of emergencies. In September 2021, EcoFlow launched the DELTA Max and the DELTA mini in Europe, both of which are designed to offer backup power for shorter blackout periods.
DELTA Pro’s highly successful Kickstarter campaign overwhelmingly demonstrates the consumer desire for portable clean energy power and storage solutions. Reliable access to power is front-of-mind for consumers, as rising cases of extreme weather and power outages emphasize the need for greater preparation and sustainable power sources. EcoFlow strives to ensure that consumers and their families feel ready and secure, and it is this very purpose that inspires us to innovate and provide even safer and more reliable power solutions.”
Thomas Chan, R&D Director at EcoFlow
Reliable and Renewable: The Ultimate Emergency Power Solution
Providing a dependable power solution that enables disaster preparedness lies at the heart of EcoFlow’s DELTA series. “EcoFlow is determined to take on a bigger role in disaster preparedness, not just by providing resilient technology but also by giving people the proper knowledge and tools so that they can always have peace of mind,” said Chan.
This purpose has clearly resonated with consumers. When the company launched a crowdfunding campaign for the DELTA Pro on Kickstarter in July 2021, it raised $1 million (approx. €0.84 million) within the first 10 minutes. At the end of the two-month campaign, over $12 million (approx. €10.6 million) had been raised, breaking Kickstarter’s then-record by over $4.3 million (approx. €3.8 million) to become the most-funded tech project at the time. Today, the Delta PRO crowdfunding campaign still ranks sixth among all Kickstarter projects.
In November, TIME named the DELTA Pro as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021, which honors innovations “that are making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun.” Recognized in the Sustainability category, EcoFlow was noted for its pioneering product development.
As the first product of its kind, the EcoFlow DELTA Pro represents a significant step towards the company’s ambitious vision of empowering sustainability by providing a robust, low-carbon, and renewable energy solution for individuals, households, and industries alike.
EcoFlow is a portable power and renewable energy solutions company. Since its founding in 2017, EcoFlow has provided peace-of-mind power to customers in over 85 markets through its DELTA and RIVER product lines of portable power stations and eco-friendly accessories. EcoFlow’s mission is to reinvent the way the world accesses energy by innovating lighter-weight and longer-lasting clean, quiet, and renewable power storage solutions. EcoFlow’s products are now available in 35 countries and regions across Europe, supported by a network of over 300 local retailers.