Storage & grids

RSS feed

The latest news and in-depth analysis of wind energy storage, the development of "green" hydrogen, hybridisation, renewable energy markets, power purchase agreements, transmission networks, interconnectivity, substations, supply interruption, and transmission failures. 

Iberdrola launches green hydrogen unit with UK and Spanish projects

Iberdrola launches green hydrogen unit with UK and Spanish projects

Projects in Spain and the United Kingdom have been backed by investment of €150 million, creating 700 jobs.

UK and Dutch grid operators explore linking offshore wind farms

UK and Dutch grid operators explore linking offshore wind farms

National Grid Ventures and Tennet aim to commission an interconnector project by 2029

BP to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

BP to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

BP and Microsoft aim to help each other reach their net-zero carbon goals

News and Analysis

Australian wind and solar to overtake coal and gas from 2026

Analysts predict radical growth as 200GW of wind, solar and storage capacity are expected to replace decommissioned coal-fired plants in the coming years

Energy transition 'too slow' though renewables will dominate by 2050

Massive renewables growth will require significant investment and create huge challenges for developers, grid operators and policymakers.

Offshore wind test turbines to power Apple data centre

Tech giant weighs into renewables, joining big firms committing to sources of clean, renewable energy with the aim of moving supply chains and products closer to carbon neutrality.

Italy looks to 450MW of offshore wind to spark green hybrid development

Oil and gas services firm Saipem joins the race to install Italy's first major offshore wind project

Wind and solar provide nearly 10% of global output in H1

Wind and solar is providing a growing share of global electricity generation, according to new research, but analysts warn the energy transition is still too slow

In depth

WindPlus: Falling costs will drive growth in hybrid projects for key states

Renewables-plus-storage projects in the US will more than treble in the US by the end of 2023, according to new analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

WindPlus: Wind's role in seasonal energy storage

Ahead of the publication of the European green deal, a draft version circulated in May suggests further renewables growth will go hand in hand with hydrogen. DNV GL has produced a study on the need for -- and the viability of -- seasonal storage in a future power system with high levels of variable renewable electricity sources (VRES).

WindPlus: US solar-storage price drops likely to slow

Windpower Monthly's brand new section takes a closer look at some of the latest developments in wind, solar and storage hybrids.

Offshore wind makes waves by splitting water

Pilot projects across Europe are looking at using renewable energy to push beyond generating electricity. Powering electrolysis to produce "green" hydrogen could help decarbonise transport and heating while using existing offshore infrastructure.

Energy cost analysis 2020: Wind is ready for zero-subsidy future

Falling hardware prices and growing investor confidence mean the economic case for wind is stronger than ever.