Renewable energy deployment over the last decades has posed unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. In the context of increasingly decentralized and intermittent generation, power utilities and system operators need to rethink their portfolios, business models and positions in the market in order to be resilient to these changes and benefit from them.
A multi-stakeholder process is under way to develop SuRe - The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure which consists of 65 key sustainability and resilience criteria divided into 14 themes covering environmental, governance and social (ESG) aspects. A first outcome of the project is SuRe SmartScan, a simplified version of the SuRe Standard that serves as a self-assessment tool for infrastructure projects.
Hardly any other technology in the offshore industry is evolving as quickly as the LiDAR measuring method. The handy devices have finally also become affordable, and they are increasingly being installed at sea where their nearly unlimited capabilities can be fully used.
The idea of having temperatures in excess of 200°C on their roof scares off a lot of potential solar-thermal customers. But the industry has now found ways to solve stagnation problems and limit high stagnation temperatures.
The company Solarwatt, from Dresden, Germany, developed its storage system “MyReserve” completely on its own and makes the battery modules itself. In an S&WE interview at the technology centre “Solarwatt Innovation”, the centre’s head Andreas Gutsch explained his take on battery technology and its future perspectives. Here we have put together his arguments, background information and forecasts.
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