Demand for Renewable Electricity Surpasses 500 TWh in Europe

T&D World | January 29, 2019

Commenting on the figures for 2018 released by the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), ECOHZ Managing Director Tom Lindberg says that the demand for renewable energy in Europe has, for the first time, surpassed 500 TWh or half a billion Guarantees of Origin (GOs). “If the growth trend from the last five years continues, the GO market will soon surpass €1 billion (US$1.14 billion),” Lindberg adds. He notes that customers are willing to pay a premium on certain origins of energy.

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RWE successful in New York Bight offshore lease auction in the U.S.

RWE Renewables | February 28, 2022

RWE Renewables, one of the globally leading companies in offshore wind announced its success in the New York Bight offshore lease auction in the U.S. Through the joint venture 'Bight Wind LLC', RWE secured area OCS-A 0539 with a winning bid of $1.1 billion. The awarded seabed has the potential to host 3 gigawatts (MW) of capacity, enough to power 1.1 million U.S. homes. The project is expected to be in operation toward the end of the decade. The auction consisted of six leases, a record in the U.S. for the most leases available in a single auction. Under the auction, format bidders were limited to winning one lease area only. A winning bid provides the rights to develop the lease area and to participate in upcoming New York state offtake auctions, the first of which is expected later this year. Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Offshore Wind of RWE Renewables: "Winning a lease in the New York auction is a significant move for us as it marks RWE's entry into the U.S. offshore wind market, one of our key strategic markets. Our success in this auction means an important step on the road to tripling our offshore wind capacity to 8 gigawatts by 2030, as part of our 'Growing Green' growth and investment programme. Now we're looking forward to developing our first offshore wind project in the U.S. and to contribute to the region's offshore build-out targets." We are thrilled to be joining the U.S. offshore wind industry. This is an important first step to building our long-term offshore wind business in the U.S. I look forward to working with our great team, our partners and vendors, and the local communities to support the region's climate goals by producing affordable, clean energy while creating good local jobs and private investment in New York and New Jersey." Sam Eaton, RWE Senior Vice President, Offshore Development Americas The next step for RWE to fully meet requirements is to engage in community outreach with local tribes, the fishing industry and other ocean users; engage with the domestic supply chain to create new local jobs and private investments; and also enter into project labour agreements to pay laborers at prevailing wage rates. Offshore wind will be critical for the U.S., particularly in the Northeast, to reduce the region's carbon emissions and meet climate goals, including New York state's target of bringing 9,000 MW of offshore wind online by 2035 and New Jersey's target of delivering 7,500 MWs of offshore wind by 2035. Importantly, the region's clean energy goals will also deliver significant new jobs and private investment to support the growth of the region's economy. RWE is one of the world's leading companies in offshore wind, active across the entire value chain, from project conception and development to construction as well as operation and maintenance. The unparalleled expertise the company has earned over the last 20 years has resulted in 17 wind farms in operation. The company recently finished successfully the installation of all turbines of the 857 MW offshore wind farm Triton Knoll off the English Coast. Two more projects, the 342 MW project Kaskasi, off the German island Heligoland, and the 1.4 GW project Sofia, one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, are currently under construction.

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Canadus Power Systems and Merlin Solar Provide New Approach to Sustaining Charged Batteries by by Combining two Established Technologies

Canadus Power Systems | December 02, 2020

Canadus Power Systems and Merlin Solar (San Jose, CA) reported the joining of two demonstrated advances to make another technique for keeping up batteries in the most ideal condition. This plan incorporates Merlin solar board innovation to give supplemental battery charging a Canadus Battery Reconditioner to give adjusted battery science. The outcome is the capacity to keep up full charge limit and longer battery life for vehicles utilized intermittently. The One-System Battery Solution has been effectively tried on put away Army Reserve wheeled vehicles to keep up mission availability. Preceding establishment, the armada's batteries were assessed, and many met the prerequisites for substitution. When these batteries were charged by 21 patterns of sunshine associated with a 36-watt One System plan, all batteries in the experimental group were back to full charge and mission prepared. "This is additionally an answer for development hardware that sits on the place of work just as occasional help vehicles and school transports that experience the ill effects of undercharging," said Canadus President Dana Cassidy. The One-System Battery Solution is ideal for vehicles that are utilized irregularly and left. A Merlin high productivity solar board is estimated to give enough supplemental charging to forestall oneself release of a particular vehicle. This charging instrument initiates the included Canadus Battery Reconditioner that cleans the development of solidified lead sulfate gems from the battery plates that would definitely annihilate usable limit. As indicated by Cassidy, the One-System Battery Solution can improve the battery life of backup vehicle armadas as much as 5x anticipated assistance. "Batteries that are kept charged and liberated from harming lead sulfate keep going quite a while."

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NIO Partners with NVIDIA to Develop a New Generation of Automated Driving Electric Vehicles

NIO | January 11, 2021

NIO, a pioneer in China’s premium smart electric vehicle market, and NVIDIA announced today that the automaker has selected the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin™ system-on-a-chip (SoC) for its new generation of electric vehicles, which will offer advanced automated driving capabilities. NIO is working to make consumer adoption of smart, performance-packed electric vehicles a widespread reality. At NIO Day, the company’s annual customer event, the EV maker revealed its NVIDIA DRIVE Orin-powered supercomputer, dubbed Adam, which will first appear in the ET7 sedan that will ship in China starting in 2022. “Autonomy and electrification are the key forces transforming the automotive industry,” said Jensen Huang, NVIDIA founder and CEO. “We are delighted to partner with NIO, a leader in the new energy vehicle revolution—leveraging the power of AI to create the software-defined EV fleets of the future.” “The cooperation of NIO and NVIDIA will accelerate the development of autonomous driving on smart vehicles. NIO’s in-house developed autonomous driving algorithms will be running on four industry-leading NVIDIA Orin processors, delivering an unprecedented 1000+ TOPS in production cars,” said William Li, Founder, Chairman and CEO of NIO. Adam signals a major achievement by NIO in bringing automotive intelligence and autonomous driving to market, safely and reliably. With a centralized, software-defined computing architecture, NIO’s next-generation EVs, like the ET7 sedan, will feature the latest AI-enabled capabilities, which are perpetually upgradable after the point of sale.

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