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Germany Faces Gigawatt-Scale Loss of Onshore Wind Power

By [email protected] Germany could be facing a gigawatt-scale “decommissioning wave” in its onshore wind sector. Writing earlier this month for the German-language magazine Top Agrar, Hinrich Neumann reported that many of Germany’s 28,000 onshore wind turbines could be decommissioned beginning in 2020. Under Germany’s Renewable Energy Act (EEG), which took effect in 2000, renewable energy…

Prices Spike in PJM Capacity Auction

By [email protected] PJM saw prices spike in its just-completed auction for future grid capacity, a turnaround that signifies challenges for the mid-Atlantic grid operator in managing its changing generation mix. But it’s a bounty for the power plants, wind and solar farms, and demand response providers that bid into the market. On Wednesday, PJM released…

BP Invests $20M in Tech to Charge EVs in 5 Minutes

By [email protected] BP announced Tuesday it plans to invest $20 million in StoreDot, an Israeli startup that claims to offer 5-minute electric-vehicle charging with a new generation of lithium-ion batteries. “Ultra-fast charging is at the heart of BP’s electrification strategy,” said Tufan Erginbilgic, chief executive of BP downstream, in a statement. “StoreDot’s technology shows real…

Introducing the Shark Curve

By [email protected] In 2008, some colleagues at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado noticed that power systems with growing shares of solar PV would start to look different from those we are used to seeing. Most load curves charting the power demand in the U.S. and Europe tend to look something like the one…

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