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AIM-listed renewable energy stocks rose significantly in late May and early June

By Julian Singer Maybe it was euphoria from the easing of covid-19 restrictions or maybe it was the bright summer weather, but between the middle of May and the middle of June the share prices of most companies involved in renewable energy and listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) rose substantially. [...]

By | 2020-10-27T08:20:16+00:00 October 27th, 2020|General|Comments Off on AIM-listed renewable energy stocks rose significantly in late May and early June

Wind power variability: the 2020 Indian monsoon produced 40 per cent less power than average

By Julian Singer During the 2020 monsoon the power output from India’s wind turbines was reported to be 30 to 40 per cent below that expected[1]. This is important because seventy per cent of India’s annual wind power is normally generated during this season, which runs from June to September. It is also surprising because [...]

By | 2020-10-20T19:12:45+00:00 October 21st, 2020|Wind|Comments Off on Wind power variability: the 2020 Indian monsoon produced 40 per cent less power than average

Will the UK become the Saudi Arabia of wind?

By Julian Singer As discussed in a previous article (Greenbarrel, 13 October), the Prime Minister’s recent commitment to offshore wind has been welcomed by a wide range of business and environmental leaders, albeit with comments as to how the target will be achieved. Perhaps inevitably given the PM’s preference for dreams, some of the claims [...]

By | 2020-10-13T09:52:52+00:00 October 14th, 2020|Wind|Comments Off on Will the UK become the Saudi Arabia of wind?

Proton Power Systems has increased sales but still needs to break though to profit

By Julian Singer When we last wrote in January 2019 about Proton Power Systems, the Munich-based producer of hydrogen fuel cells, the company had just announced a joint venture with two German companies to produce power systems for heavy-duty trucks. But it seems that this venture did not take off as it is not mentioned [...]

By | 2020-10-08T15:12:50+00:00 October 8th, 2020|Proton Power Systems|Comments Off on Proton Power Systems has increased sales but still needs to break though to profit

Local energy projects receive seed money from the DBEIS

By Julian Singer The government has talked a lot about the need for regional investment and the importance of spreading the spending on infrastructure away from the major centres of population. An example of this was the recent announcement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) to fund seventeen research projects which [...]

By | 2020-08-24T16:25:25+00:00 August 25th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Local energy projects receive seed money from the DBEIS

H21 pushes ahead with examining the feasibility of using hydrogen for heating

By Julian Singer The interest in hydrogen as a carbon-neutral fuel has increased significantly this year, with shares in some of the companies involved rising sharply (Greenbarrel, 28 July). Much of the interest has focused on hydrogen powering vehicles or storing energy. However while hydrogen may be the solution for commercial and industrial vehicles it [...]

By | 2020-08-20T17:06:09+00:00 August 19th, 2020|Heating|Comments Off on H21 pushes ahead with examining the feasibility of using hydrogen for heating

Powerhouse Energy reorganises its alliances and creeps towards commercialisation

By Julian Singer Powerhouse Energy (PHE) has developed a system that generates synthetic gas from even the most obdurate waste material and then uses the gas to produce hydrogen, electric power or chemicals. For the last two years its share price had bounced around a level of about 0.5 pence, but in late May this [...]

By | 2020-08-09T18:03:55+00:00 August 6th, 2020|Powerhouse Energy Group|Comments Off on Powerhouse Energy reorganises its alliances and creeps towards commercialisation

Verditek puts more focus on selling its flexible solar panels

Verditek Plc owns a subsidiary whose principal business is the manufacture of flexible, lightweight solar panels. On 6 April the company announced that it was restarting its production line in Italy after the corona virus. Hopefully there are enough orders to keep it busy. A year ago we reported that the company had received certification [...]

By | 2020-07-21T15:06:46+00:00 July 22nd, 2020|Verditek|Comments Off on Verditek puts more focus on selling its flexible solar panels

Velocys’s biofuel reactors move ahead slowly with some encouragement from the Department of Transport

By Julian Singer Like many companies Velocys received permission from the London Stock Exchange to delay its filing of audited results for 2019 until the end of September. Instead the company produced a 2019 Trading Update showing revenue of £0.3m (2018: £0.7m) for an operating loss of £9.8m (2018: 18.6m). The lower loss in 2019 [...]

By | 2020-06-30T09:24:29+00:00 July 1st, 2020|Velocys|Comments Off on Velocys’s biofuel reactors move ahead slowly with some encouragement from the Department of Transport

Highview Power gets a grant to install the first commercial liquid air battery

By Julian Singer On 18 June the DBEIS[1] announced an award of £10 million for what is claimed to be the world’s first commercial liquid air battery project to be installed in Trafford, Greater Manchester. The complete project will consist of a CryoBattery, developed by Highview Power, and a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) from [...]

By | 2020-06-24T07:41:25+00:00 June 24th, 2020|Energy Storage|Comments Off on Highview Power gets a grant to install the first commercial liquid air battery