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Two Norvento’s new wind farms already in operation

Two Norvento’s new wind farms already in operation. Two of the six new wind farms that Norvento will commission before the end of the year are already in operation. 18MW Sasdónigas 1 wind farm, located in the council of Mondoñedo, Lugo, Spain, made up of 5 Vestas V126 wind turbines and 34.65MW [...]

September 10th, 2019|

Carbon Capture Megaplants

Contributing to a net zero-emissions mankind   Since fossil fuels started to be used as energy sources at the end of the 17th century, the concentration of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere has increased and increased. Since the 70s, anthropogenic emissions of these gases —mainly CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs and PFCs— have increased [...]

September 2nd, 2019|

The Success of Battery Energy Storage Systems

The success of battery energy storage systems According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the global installed capacity of battery storage projects has soared from 0.2GW to 3.1GW in the last five years. This is over fifteen times increase, and the trend does not show any signs of reaching a plateau. There are [...]

August 8th, 2019|

Grid Stabilization through Batteries

Taking on the function of fossil fuel plants According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the global installed capacity of battery storage projects has increased over 15 times in the last five years. Why is this happening? There are two reasons behind it: the needs of the changing power systems and technological advances [...]

August 1st, 2019|

Smart & Distributed Generation

Energy flow optimization between neighbours that generate and consume Electricity is one of the cornerstones of modern society. Specifically, the market of renewable energy is developing quickly due to the growth of the energy demand and a greater awareness of climate change. So, new and interesting opportunities show up. The energy production of the [...]

July 10th, 2019|

New Norvento’s wind farm approved

New Norvento’s wind farm approved. At the beginning of June, Galician Regional Government, Xunta de Galicia, has approved a new wind farm that will be developed by Norvento: Olerón Wind Farm. The wind farm will consist of eight wind turbines totalizing 24MW. It will be located in the councils of Rois and [...]

June 19th, 2019|

Powering Europe with Africa’s Sunshine

Energy Mega-Projects that Links Continents In the global race to stop climate change, ditching fossil fuels as energy source is the number one priority. The European Union plans to cut at least 40% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and 80-95% by 2050. At present, Europe imports 60% of its energy in the form [...]

June 12th, 2019|

Inicio de la instalación de los aerogeneradores en los nuevos parques eólicos de Norvento Copia

Inicio de la instalación de los aerogeneradores en los nuevos parques eólicos de Norvento. Esta semana ha comenzado la instalación de los primeros aerogeneradores en el parque eólico de Sasdónigas tras la finalización de la obra civil. En la actualidad, Norvento tiene en construcción seis parques eólicos: Sasdónigas I y II, Neda, [...]

May 30th, 2019|

The installation of the wind turbines of Norvento’s new wind farm has started

The installation of the wind turbines of Norvento’s new wind farm has started. This week the installation of the first wind turbines has started at Sasdónigas wind farm after the civil works have ended. Now, Norvento has six wind farms in construction: Sasdónigas 1 & 2, Neda, Carracedo, A Pastoriza and Cadeira, [...]

May 30th, 2019|

Recycled Fuels

Waste used for transportation  It is undeniable that we are facing a mobility paradigm shift. The fuel model based in technical and economic monopoly of fossil resources ­─above all diesel and gasoline─ seems to be ending and alternatives based in renewable sources show up continuously. These technologies are more efficient and cause less [...]

May 15th, 2019|
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