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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|

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|

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|

Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Fusion & the ITER Project by Alberto Loarte Nuclear fusion is the process by which stars produce energy. It involves the fusion of hydrogen nuclei to produce helium. This process transforms the mass of the nuclei into energy, according to the famous equation E=mc2, very efficiently —in fact, it is the most [...]

April 2nd, 2019|

Local-Scale Microgrids

Advanced electrification for remote urban areas Microgrids are small-scale electrical systems that replicate large electrical systems; both, in the way they are managed and often also in the quality of the energy they generate. So, we differentiate between what at Norvento we call “microgrids” from the small isolated systems that have existed for [...]

March 13th, 2019|

Five steps to follow to guarantee renewables comply with the new network codes

Cinco pasos a seguir (¡desde abril!) para asegurar que las renovables cumplan parte del nuevo código de red En este artículo exploraremos a través de un ejemplo los cinco pasos a seguir para asegurar el cumplimiento de los requisitos de potencia reactiva que aplicarán una vez entre en vigor el nuevo P.O.12.2 [1]. [...]

February 26th, 2019|

Large scale floating wind farms

Cheap and constant energy without visual impact from the shore Everyone is aware that the energy potential of wind blowing out at sea should be harnessed if we want a renewable future. Good locations inland with available wind resource are limited, and wind at sea is more constant and has much more laminal [...]

February 12th, 2019|
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