Tag Archive for 'electricity generation'

UK wind generates over 5GW of UK electricity constantly over 24 hours

March 23rd, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK is celebrating the fact that for the first time, wind energy in the UK generated over 5 gigawatts of electricity consistently over a 24 hour period, with the period starting on Thursday 21 March at 2130 and continuing for the rest of Friday 22 March 2013. For this 24 hour period wind energy was […]

UK wind energy feeds over 5 GW into National Grid for first time

February 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

According to UK National Grid, wind energy has generated a record amount of electricity in Great Britain. The new high was reached on Sunday morning, 3 February 2013, when wind generated more than 5 gigawatts for the first time – more than 12% of the nation’s electricity needs for industry, businesses and households – enough […]

Economic study shows advantages of UK offshore wind energy

December 4th, 2012 by WWF

Investment in UK offshore wind energy would create more jobs and generate higher GDP than reliance on gas-fired power, with only marginal impacts on electricity prices, according to a Cambridge Econometrics report ‘A Study into the Economics of Gas and Offshore Wind‘ published on 4 December 2012 by WWF-UK and Greenpeace. “Much of the debate […]

Efficient low cost solar cells can be printed directly onto glass

November 16th, 2012 by Oxford Photovoltaics

Oxford researchers have developed a photovoltaic (PV) technology that has the potential to deliver low cost, efficient solar cells that can be readily incorporated into glass building facades. Results published in the journal Science promise to provide the lowest cost-performance photovoltaic solution on the market. The technology makes use of a simple manufacturing process with […]

EU photovoltaic installed capacity reached 52 GW in 2011

September 27th, 2012 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Europe accounted for two thirds of the world-wide newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2011, with 18.5 GW. Its overall PV capacity totalled 52 GW. The yearly electricity produced by PV could power a country with the electricity demand of Austria, which corresponds to 2% of the EU’s electricity needs. These are some of the […]

Maine tidal energy project supplies electricity to US grid

September 17th, 2012 by Ocean Renewable Power Company

Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC’s) Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project is supplying electricity to the US power grid according to Bangor Hydro Electric Company. Gerry Chasse, Bangor Hydro’s President and COO, said “Bangor Hydro is pleased to have played a critical role in building the interconnection to get this energy to the power grid.” “ORPC’s […]

Wind generated electricity breaking records in the UK

September 17th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy association, is celebrating the record-breaking amount of electricity that was generated and supplied to the UK’s National Grid from wind energy on the morning of 14 September 2012. Wind turbines fed 4.131 gigawatts into the UK’s National Grid at 09.56 am on 14 September, which is sufficient electricity to […]

Managing electrical power grid reserves with autonomously powered sensors

May 12th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration

The weather determines how much energy wind turbine systems provide. The same applies to power line capacity. On cold and stormy days, this capacity is higher than on days with no wind and high mid-summer temperatures. An autonomously powered sensor network monitors power lines to find the reserves in the lines.

Wind turbines generated ten terawatt hours of electricity for UK economy in 2010

April 1st, 2011 by RenewableUK

Latest statistics on UK electricity production, released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, the contribution of wind energy to the UK’s energy supply in Q4 2010 has increased by 24%. Significantly, for the first time wind contributed more than 10 terawatt hours (TWh) in […]

C.I. Group of Professional Engineers to tour Guernsey Electricity Ltd. on 8 June 2011

January 22nd, 2011 by Events

The Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers (CIGPE) have organised a site visit to Guernsey Electricity Ltd on 8 June 2011. The tour will include a close-up inspection of the generation plant (gas turbines and slow speed diesel engines) and an overview of the electricity distribution network. The evening will conclude with a visit to […]