Royal Wedding Causes Change in Electricity Demand in Ireland

Television and web viewers of the Royal Wedding in Britain caused a noticeable change to electricity demand. There was a unique change in electricity demand at the time of the televising of the event in London, according to EirGrid. Demand fell as viewers gathered together to watch the wedding and stopped using other electrical appliances. … Read more

New Research Shows 20 MW Wind Turbines are Feasible

20 Megawatt wind turbines are feasible, according to a new report from the EU-funded UpWind project. The UpWind project explored the design limits of up-scaling wind turbines to 20 Megawatt (MW) and found that they would have rotor diameters of around 200 metres, compared to some 120 metres on today’s 5 MW turbines. Such turbines … Read more

Photovoltaic Energy Could Meet 12% of European Electricity Demand

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) presented concrete evidence at COP16 in support of an accelerated deployment of photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity across the globe to bring clean energy to both the developed and developing world. According to EPIA’s paradigm shift scenario, by 2020, photovoltaic (PV) energy could contribute as much as 12% of the … Read more