Securing a stable and green energy supply by utilising a variety of clean energy sources
A paradigm shift is taking place on a global scale. We are witnessing a historic conversion of energy systems that are based on fossil fuels to ones powered by clean energy. Technological developments, growing political will and price decreases mean that the number of clean energy options are expanding.
No single clean energy source can power an energy system in isolation. The production of clean energy fluctuates, meaning a variety of sources, should be used to support each other and thereby secure a stable and affordable energy supply. Danish companies are building hybrid wind, solar and battery facilities, and bioenergy derived from anything from chicken litter to sugarcane is used to balance the grid, meaning Denmark has power 99.7 percent of the time.
We invite you to explore solutions regarding clean energy sources in depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how clean energy sources can help solve your energy issues.
The European Union is pushing its member states to implement any measure that can minimize agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. Extracting proteins from forage grasses and legumes is possible and it does indeed represent a more climate- and environmental solution, as grass and legumes are perennial high yielding crops in protein output and carbon sequestration.
The design of the school and classroom has an important impact on pupil and teacher wellbeing and possibilities for classroom interaction. With simple approaches, which do not have to be expensive, architects and teachers can improve the climate and therefore improve rooms and optimise them for teaching.
Both Denmark and the Netherlands have ambitious 2030 climate targets, and a collaboration could result in green quantum leaps. Therefore, the two countries will share even more knowledge and experience in a number of energy areas in a newly formalised cooperation on green transition.
The Danish parliament agreed upon a revised climate action plan that will increase CO2 reductions by 1.4 million tonnes. Nine out of ten Danish political parties supported the action plan, which will include a green tax reform
Danish infrastructure fund Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners aims to create the world’s largest green energy fund. Investment pledges of EUR 1.5 billion have been given from players including the Danish pension companies PensionDanmark and AP Pension.
Danish experiences can contribute to the green transition in Japan by utilising the country’s large wind resources. A strengthened cooperation between Denmark and Japan also includes large commercial opportunities for the Danish wind industry that can deliver the green solutions requested by the Japanese.
By 2030, the world will have its first two energy islands designed to produce 4 GW power – initially. One of them will be an artificial island in the North Sea named VindØ (“Wind Island”), which will be able to produce 10 GW power long-term. The finance for the island VindØ will come from the […]
This year, Spica Technology celebrates the 5-year anniversary on the lifetime extension project of the 10 Wind World W5200 750 kW turbines in Nauen wind farm for wpd windmanager GmbH – all still running successfully with the Spica Retrofit Controller.
A consortium of Danish corporations plans to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area. The partnership brings together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels with a vision to realise what could become one of the world’s largest electrolyser and sustainable fuel production facilities. The project can spearhead the maturation of sustainable fuels while creating jobs and new value chains to reinforce Denmark’s role as a green energy leader.
Infranode, a Nordic infrastructure fund, has partnered up with the municipally owned Danish Port Esbjerg to invest up to one billion Danish kroner (approx. EUR 134 million) into new port infrastructure facilities for the wind turbine industry in the port. The project could create thousands of green jobs in Esbjerg and the rest of Denmark.
Accelerating the green transition, boosting export and creating 5,000 jobs, while testing and developing future green energy solutions. Those are among the ambitions for Denmark’s new “green hub” in the city of Aalborg.
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
On a small island in Denmark, green energy solutions are being developed. The transition is ambitious but necessary, both when it comes to the overall sustainability of the island as well as for the future success of a green Denmark. Besides the energy project which includes two wind turbines from Viking Wind, there is a […]
Nerve Switch® enables each individual battery cell to be controlled both directly and independently. This allows for optimizing several electrical energy systems by removing the need of expensive power electronic components, extending battery lifecycle and creates a foundation on which it is possible to design hybrid battery systems.
Spica Technology offers a customised N50 Retrofit solution to extend the life span of ageing Nordex N50 800kW wind turbines. The N50 Retrofit solution is the Spica Retrofit Controller with Spica Control System integrated in a special designed nacelle panel fitted for the Nordex N50 nacelle.
When looking at the global climate challenges, the energy system is one of the biggest obstacles towards a carbon-free and net-zero future. The European Union has set ambitious objectives for an energy system, which integrates renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as enabling a well-functioning energy market. These elements in combination can support a […]
EnergyLab Nordhavn – New Urban Energy Infrastructures The project utilizes Copenhagen’s Nordhavn as a full-scale smart city energy lab and demonstrates how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings and electric transport can be integrated into an intelligent, flexible and optimized energy system. The project participants are: DTU, City of Copenhagen, CPH City & Port Development, HOFOR, Radius, […]
The aim of the white paper is to share some of Denmark’s solutions and experiences from our ongoing transition to a sustainable agriculture and food cluster that is based on renewable biological resources and ultra resource-efficient production. We believe that by doing so, we can make a tangible contribution to achieving progress on the global […]
If we are to succeed with the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, there is a need for more flexibility in the energy system. In the project ”Storage of electricity and heat in salt hydrate”, we demonstrate and test the prototype of a new heat battery that is able to store solar energy and […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
This white paper takes you through all the elements of the success story of wind energy in Denmark. From the starting point and what we now consider small-scale wind turbines to the projects and technologies that push the bar and the ambitions for wind energy as a source of renewable energy. We hope you will be inspired.
This publication provides readers with the lessons learned in Denmark relating to the abatement of Danish air pollution. It explores such topics as environmental regulation and energy policy in a Danish context, the specific pollutants that have negative impacts, and the abatement strategies that have been carried out in Denmark.
Today, approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption in Denmark is bioenergy-based, mostly in the form of straw, wood and renewable wastes. This White Paper gives an overview of Denmark’s solutions, cases and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions.
Ash from combustion of bio-fuel in power plants contains heavy metals and is currently regarded as a waste product only to be recycled to plantations and cultivated fields in small amounts. ASHBACK aims to improve the economy of bio-fuels by enabling more ash recycling through increased knowledge about both its safety and side effects. Centre […]
This policy toolkit is the first of three on Danish lessons learned in the area within wind energy. The three wind policy toolkits all focus on key aspects, challenges, and barriers with regard to increasing the share of wind energy. This first wind toolkit addresses the challenge of integrating increasing shares of fluctuating wind power […]
The Danish Energy Model has shown that it is possible to sustain economic growth and a high standard of living while reducing fossil fuel dependency and mitigating climate change. This has been achieved through persistent and active energy policy with ambitious renewable energy goals. The foundation of the low-carbon transition is threefold: energy efficiency, renewable energy […]
The aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
Do something about the energy resources As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expands rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will probably drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources. Our energy resources are concentrated largely in a […]
This policy toolkit presents lessons learned in Danmark on the physical planning of wind turbines. Key points Choosing the optimal locations for wind turbines should be based on a carefully designed and informed planning process that takes economic, environmental and public considerations into account. Wind resource assessments are fundamental to estimate the wind power production […]
System Integration of Wind Power – Experiences from Denmark Integration of variable renewables into the grid is sometimes and misleadingly presented as an invincible task. The Danish case proves this wrong with around 30% wind in the power supply – planning for 50% in 2020. Long-term planning In Denmark, long-term planning has ensured timely and […]
Wind energy, bioenergy, solar power and more experimental forms of clean energy such as wave power and geothermal energy all have a role to play in a low-carbon world. When deciding which sources to use, a country’s climatic and geographical position obviously plays a role, as do considerations of which sources can provide the most efficient and secure supply at the lowest cost. For example, wind energy provides close to 50 per cent of Denmark’s total energy consumption and onshore wind energy is the cheapest source of energy in the country.
Denmark’s paradigm shift towards clean energy sources began in the 1970s as a result of the oil crises and since then, Danish companies have maintained a continuous focus on developing innovative clean energy solutions. Political decision-makers have both supported and spurred developments via legislation. Denmark now aims to become 100 per cent independent of fossil fuels by 2050. The key to achieving this goal is developing a flexible energy system, where a variety of energy sources support each other and thereby secure a stable and affordable clean energy supply.
Therefore, while wind power plays a substantial role in meeting Denmark’s energy needs, alternative clean energy sources are necessary for less windy days. Bioenergy based on residual and by-products from the agricultural sector, biological sources, household and industrial waste has an important role to play in providing stability to the grid and represents more than two-thirds of Denmark’s combined renewable energy consumption. Hybrid solutions that use two or more renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy and store this energy for later use via batteries are also becoming widespread in the country. Finally, researchers are constantly exploring the potential of a wide range and previously unconsidered sources for their ability to generate and store energy.
As a small, island nation, Denmark has an open, export-oriented economy. Therefore, Danish clean energy solutions and technologies are always designed to be scalable and implemented in a range of contexts.
For further information on clean energy sources, please contact Lise Holmegaard Larsen, Project Manager, email@example.com