As the first half of the year is about to finish major companies make major announcements, like Vestas certifying the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world, and Shell entering into the Cabron Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator. Meanwhile, Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts a good share of renewables in the future. In Mexico CFE and AMDEE also have expectations for the future of clean energies.
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According to AMDEE’s president, Leopoldo Rodríguez, Mexico could reach the 12GW of installed wind capacity by 2022. Reaching so would mean a three-fold increase to the current installed capacity.
Jaime Hernández, Director General of CFE, mentioned that 65 new clean energy generation units are being built in 16 states. Once operating, the plants will increase 39 percent of the generation capacity in the country.
Siemens plans to design self-sufficient smart grid system in Finland. The company will design and engineer a smart medium-voltage microgrid, as well as corresponding grid automation system and electrical storage system.
Germany’s Innogy signed a deal in the US for exclusive rights on 13 solar projects with a total capacity of 440MW. The signature was made with Birdseye Renewable Energy.
Shell has become the latest energy company to join Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator. The collaborative RD&D programme already has partners such as EnBW, E.ON, Equinor, Innogy SE, Ørsted, ScottishPower Renewables/Iberdrola, SSE Renewables and Vattenfall Wind Power.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind secured final certification for its V164-9.5MW offshore wind turbine model. The turbine has then become the most powerful fully-commercialized wind turbine in the market.
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest report the boom of batteries will enable the world to get half of its electricity from wind and solar by 2050. Meanwhile, coal will shrink to just 11 percent of global electricity generation, from the 38 percent it currently produces.
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