Tag Archives: renewable energy

Offshore windfarm development boosted by £2 million research

In a move that could significantly boost the UK’s renewable energy growth, contracts have been awarded to Thales, QinetiQ, Saab, TWI and Plextek DTS to fast-track their ideas for technologies that could mitigate the impact of windfarms on the UK’s air defence radar system. By guaranteeing essential defence communications are …

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ABB and ORION unite to help Bangladesh deliver more power from renewable energy sources

ABB has signed a contract with ORION to implement automation and control solutions at Bangladesh’s 100MW Moidhara solar power plant in Mongla, supporting the country’s growing energy requirements and helping the government to achieve its goals of delivering cleaner power generation projects by 2020. Collaborating with Energon Renewables (BD) Ltd, a …

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Renewable energy from waste

Some manufacturers are still recovering from the repercussions of the 2008 crisis, and another global recession is impacting industry in 2020. Meanwhile, natural disasters and global warming are proving that we need to do more to preserve our resources. In times of economic instability and environmental concerns, the idea of …

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Finning makes the switch to 100 per cent renewables

Finning UK & Ireland has made the switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity across all its UK and Irish operations. The commitment to procure green electricity is part of the company’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Finning has achieved its ambition to eliminate all electricity-related greenhouse gas emissions from its operations after signing an agreement to procure Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) electricity. REGO is certified by Ofgem (the UK government energy regulator), which guarantees that the electricity purchased through this scheme comes from renewable …

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Tiny pressure scanner makes big impact on efficiency

Improving efficiency is a top priority for most companies, none more so, than the energy sector. A tiny pressure scanner is helping to make big improvements for wind turbine manufacturers as the seek to capture energy more efficiently. EvoScann P16-A pressure scanner is so small that it can fit inside …

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Emerson acquires hydropower leader

Emerson has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, a leader in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The acquisition strengthens Emerson’s hydropower capabilities, enhancing its ability to help utilities deliver reliable power generation through renewable energy and be highly responsive to the dynamic needs of the electric grid. …

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Large wind-power plant with Yokogawa control system comes online in Japan

Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation has installed a Yokogawa control system for one of Japan’s largest wind-power plants, Wind Farm Tsugaru, which has now come online. This plant was built by Green Power Tsugaru GK, a limited liability company that belongs to Green Power Investment Corporation. Wind Farm Tsugaru is located …

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