Renewable energy

Helping hand for energy cooperative

Helping hand for energy cooperative

Citizens who want to generate their own energy have a new ally: the Energy Commons Institute (ECI).
Read the article in the Dutch paper: Dagblad van het Noorden; for more information see the ECI website.

Interesting facts by IEA

Interesting facts by IEA

Global solar PV market set for spectacular growth over next 5 years

According to the IEA: “The installation of solar PV systems on homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities is set to take off over the next five years, transforming the way electricity is generated and consumed, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest renewable energy market forecast.
These applications – known collectively as distributed PV – are the focus of the IEA’s Renewables 2019 market report. The report forecasts that the world’s total renewable-based power capacity will grow by 50% between 2019 and 2024. This increase of 1,200 gigawatts – equivalent to the current total power capacity of the United States – is driven by cost reductions and concerted government policy efforts. Solar PV accounts for 60% of the rise. The share of renewables in global power generation is set to rise from 26% today to 30% in 2024.”
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IEA Energy databases and data services including World Energy Statistics and Balances

Worthwhile to read IEA’s recent release of the 2019 edition of energy databases and data services including World Energy Statistics and Balances, the IEA Key World Energy Statistics, etc. Read more ….

Gas-free central heating boiler

Gas-free central heating boiler

Wubaro launched their gas-free heating boiler on October 25th. A revolutionary development that can contribute at a large scale and quickly to an affordable sustainability.

Wubaro says on its Dutch website: “WUBARO has developed a new system for heating buildings. The system is based on the traditional heat pump technology, which can reach a temperature with a maximum up to 55 – 60˚C. With our patented technology, a new generation of energy efficient heat pumps has been created. Our systems reach a temperature of more than 80˚C and are suitable for heating both homes and businesses. We call this innovative system the gas-free central heating boiler. The units are now supplied as one integrated stand-alone system for companies. For homes there will be a system consisting of an indoor unit, which replaces the existing central (gas-fired) heating boiler, with an outdoor unit.

For further information we refer to the Wubaro website; www.wubaro.eu.

Energy Commons Institute (ECI)

Energy Commons Institute (ECI)

On Friday, October 25, an event was held in Groningen (NL) with the theme “Doing Things Together”. The event was organised by the new Energy Commons Institute, and was hosted by the Centre for Vocational Training “Leerbouwen”.
More than 150 attendees saw different organisations sharing their knowledge and experiences, in interactive sessions, with respect to sustainable solutions in the build environment.
The new gas-free central heating boiler was introduced at the end of the event; applied in a new heating system (> 500kW) which has been installed on the roof of “Leerbouwen”.
For further information we refer to the ECI website; www.eci.institute/en.

NB. Leerbouwen has been established for people with and without distance to the labour market. In close cooperation with the business community, municipalities, UWV, Werk in Zicht and employment agencies, they provide customised training courses. Read more ….

IEA publishes interesting information on Energy storage, EVs, and RD&D Budget Database for Energy technologies

IEA publishes interesting information on Energy storage, EVs, and RD&D Budget Database for Energy technologies

According to IEA, energy storage deployment reached a record level in 2018, nearly doubling from 2017.
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Year 2018 was another record-breaking year for global electric car sales (1.98 million), raising total global stock to 5.12 million, according to IEA analyses. Sales increased 68% in 2018….
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A very interesting Energy Technology RD&D Budget Database by the IEA allows users to track trends in spending by energy technologies in IEA countries back to 1977.
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Natural gas-free residential areas

Natural gas-free residential areas

We would like to draw the readers’ attention to recent information from the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations regarding the “Analysis of project proposals (click here)” and the “Evaluation of pilot projects for natural gas-free residential areas (click here)”.
We would also like to refer you to the EnShared website.

CBS (statistics) Netherlands data on natural gas extraction and energy consumption from renewable sources in NL

CBS (statistics) Netherlands data on natural gas extraction and energy consumption from renewable sources in NL

According to Dutch CBS: Natural gas revenues from gas extraction in NL amount to nearly 417 billion euros.
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According to Dutch CBS: in 2018, renewable energy sources accounted for 7.4 percent of total Dutch energy consumption, up from 6.6 percent one year previously.
Solar energy consumption (for electricity and heat) increased by 40 percent. The use of energy from wind only increased by 4 percent (mainly due to onshore wind capacity).
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