Google signs its first renewable energy power purchase agreement in Asia

first_imgGoogle signs its first renewable energy power purchase agreement in Asia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Tech Crunch:Google has launched its first clean energy project in Asia. The company announced today that it struck a long-term agreement to buy the output of a 10-megawatt solar array in Tainan City, Taiwan, about 100 km south of its data center in the country. Google already has solar and wind projects across North and South America, as well as Europe.The agreement is a collaboration between Google, several Taiwanese energy companies, and the country’s government, which recently revised Taiwan’s Electricity Act to enable non-utility companies to purchase renewable energy directly. The revisions are part of Taiwan’s new energy policy, aimed at phasing out nuclear energy by 2025 and increasing the share of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20 percent.Google is the first corporate power buyers to take advantage of the revised law. Its development partners are Diode Ventures, Taiyen Green Energy, J&V Energy, and New Green Power.The solar array will be connected to the same regional power grid at Google’s Chuanghua County data center, one of two in Asia (the other is in Singapore). The poles supporting the solar panels will be mounted into commercial fishing ponds, an arrangement that Marsden Hanna, Google’s senior lead of energy and infrastructure, said in a blog post will maximize land-use efficiency and respect the local ecology because “fish and solar panels can coexist peacefully.” Fishing pond owners will also be compensated for hosting the panels.The agreement means Google will get a long-term, fixed electricity price for its operations in Taiwan.More: Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asialast_img read more

OEEC: Lots of Activities at Marine Energy Pavilion

first_imgAs Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2019 is ready to kick off, this year, the Marine Energy industry has bigger presence than ever with a large Marine Energy Pavilion, hosted by Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) and Navingo. At the pavilion we showcase the potential of marine energy, and organize lots of activities to discuss collaboration opportunities with the offshore and supply chain industry.Marine Energy Solutions – ExhibitorsThis year, 11 Dutch and international companies exhibit their marine energy solutions at the Pavilion. We welcome the offshore and supply chain industry to learn about the innovative marine energy technologies and make valuable connections for driving this promising sector together.The exhibitors include:FishFlow Tidal Power,Floating Power Plant (FPP),Magallanes Renovables,Minesto,Ocean Grazer,REDstack,SCHOTTEL GmbH,SeaTwirl,Teamwork Technology,Tocardo Tidal Power B.V,Water2Energy.PitchesIn the pitching area of the pavilion, we offer you interesting insights in innovative marine energy solutions and welcome you to join our pitching sessions. On Tuesday October 8, the pitches will be moderated by Freek Bisschop from Rockstart. Wednesday October 9, Simon Stark from DMEC will lead the discussions.Pitches Tuesday October 8:13.30 – 14.15 Teamwork Technology by Fred Gardner,14.15 – 15.00 Ocean Grazer by Frits Bliek,15.00 – 15.45 Technology from Ideas (TFI) by Noel Halloran,15.45 – 16.30 DHV Turbines by Mark Hill,16.30 – 17.15 Water2Energy by Willem Molenaar.Pitches Wednesday October 9:10.00 – 10.45 Heliorec by Polina Vasilenko,10.45 – 11.30 Jospa Ltd by Tom Doyle and Danny Golden,11.30 – 12.15 Development v Kim Nielsen by Kim Nielsen.Tuesday drinks by IROOn Tuesday October 8, a drink will be held between 17.00 and 18.00 at the Pavilion sponsored by IRO (the Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry and Offshore Renewable Industry). You are welcome to join, and explore collaboration opportunities with the Marine Energy sector together.Marine Energy EventOn Wednesday October 9, Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA) and Navingo organize the 5th annual Marine Energy Event.We invite you to join our discussion on how marine energy solutions can drive our energy transition and next steps foreseen to successfully commercialize and integrate these solutions in the global energy mix.Meet the Marine Energy AllianceThis year, the Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) is present in the Marine Energy Pavilion with a dedicated MEA lounge.MEA aims to progress the technical and commercial maturity level of early-stage (TRL 3 – 4) marine energy technology companies with the overall goal of reducing the risk of device failure in subsequent demonstration phases.Recently 22 companies were selected and will receive service delivery from the MEA project partners: Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland (MARIN), Navingo BV, Exceedence Limited, The European Marine Energy Centre, MaREI, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, INNOSEA SAS and the University of Edinburgh.At our pavilion, you can meet all MEA project partners, and watch a selection of the MEA companies pitch their technologies in our pitching sessions.To find out more about Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference visit www.offshore-energy.bizSource: Navingolast_img read more