Slovenia: New solar energy plant to be built by HESS
The intended solar energy plant would be the biggest of its kind in the country-- Slovenian firm HESS, a part of GEN Group, said that it plans to construct a 6 MW solar energy plant near its hydropower plant Brezice on the Sava river.
Dec 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Slovenia, PV Power Plant, HESS
European coal fleet will run at a loss of €6.57bn this year
Economic thinktank Carbon Tracker used financial modeling to determine the profitability of every coal power plant in the EU. On average, 79% of the facilities run at a loss, with Germany, Spain and Czechia among the states particularly exposed to the consequences – for coal investors and the public.
Nov 1, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Spain, Germany, Italy, Europe, Netherlands, Slovenia, carbon tracker, Czechia, Matt Gray
PV performance projections for the 21st century
A study has divided the world into 12 climate zones on the basis of the Köppen–Geiger classification map. The paper confirmed Chile’s Atacama region has the world’s highest solar radiation but also showed the region with the highest performance ratio for PV systems was near Moscow.
Oct 21, 2019 // Solar, Chile, South america, Europe, Slovenia, Moscow, University of Ljubljana
Tesla-based battery project launched in Slovenia
New company NGEN appears to have introduced the Powerpack battery to central Europe in a €15 million, 12.6 MW/22.6 MWh project in the northwest of the country which is the first of two planned utility scale systems due for completion by July.
Oct 15, 2019 // Storage, TESLA, Europe, Slovenia, NGEN, Damian Merlak, Roman Bernard
New aluminum batteries for renewables storage
The devices, developed by a European research team, are said to have twice the energy density of conventional aluminum devices. The scientists used a cathode made of anthraquinone, instead of one based on graphene, increasing energy density.
Sep 30, 2019 // Technology, Storage, storage, Sweden, Europe, Aluminum, Slovenia, Chlorine, Patrik Johansson