Embarking upon the momentous journey to transform your energy system to one powered solely by clean energy, raises questions of which inputs should be employed to secure an energy system that is based on renewables, yet simultaneously is reliable and affordable. Are some sources better at providing this or cleaner than others? Should there be a specific baseload power source to step in when the wind does not blow or the sun does not shine and are today’s power grids able to cope with fluctuating renewable sources
Previously, we saw a tendency to focus on one particular technology or energy source as the answer to clean energy challenges. Today, it is increasingly accepted that there is not a single energy source that is powerful enough to do the job alone. Instead, emphasis is on how to integrate a variety of clean energy sources that can work in tandem to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable energy system. In addition, efforts should be made to realise the full potential of each source. Renewable energy hybrid solutions that combine two or more clean energy sources to not only generate energy, but also store it, will be increasingly used to ensure a stable, efficient, low-cost energy supply that can switch smoothly between different clean sources.
2019: the greenest year ever in Denmark
2019 was a year where green ambitions were realised in the form of the Danish Climate Act. To top this off, power generated from wind turbines and solar power covered 49 per cent of the Danish electricity consumption in 2019, which is a new record.
Powering over one million British households with green electricity
All 174 wind turbines have now been installed at the world’s largest offshore wind farm Hornsea 1. When operational, Hornsea 1 will be almost twice the size of the world’s largest wind farm to date – the Walney Extension – and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with renewable electricity.
Zero waste wind turbines
The world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer is also set to become the world’s first producer of zero waste wind turbines. This will be achieved by developing and implementing a new waste-management strategy, introducing a circular economy approach in the different phases of the value chain.
During COP25, Denmark passes Climate Act with a 70 per cent reduction target
Friday 6 of December 2019, 8 out of the 10 parties in the Danish Parliament agreed on a legally binding national Climate Act. With a legally binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 (compared to the 1990 level), it raises the Danish ambitions and encourages other countries to follow suit.
Wind energy moving ahead
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.
One of the world’s first commercial onshore windfarms
Onshore wind energy development company, WindSpace, has sold one of the world’s first commercial wind farms (Björkvattnet) with a capacity of an astonishing 175 MW, equivalent to the average power consumption of 175,000 households. General Electric’s (GE) 5.3 MW Cypress turbines will generate the power set to supply Google’s datacentres as a part of their plan to invest more than 2 billion USD in new energy infrastructure.
Delivering a carbon neutral Europe by 2050: the role of offshore wind energy takes centre stage in Copenhagen
Under the theme of ‘Our energy, our future’, Copenhagen is hosting the WindEurope Offshore 2019 congress, which sets the role of offshore wind energy in decarbonising Europe in the spotlight. Nine thousand guests and 450 exhibitors will visit the Danish capital this week as part of the event.
Unlocking Vietnam’s offshore wind potential with inspiration from Denmark
The Danish Energy Agency and the Vietnamese Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) will cooperate on mapping the potential for offshore wind in Vietnam. A potential that is one of the highest in South East Asia, according to the Danish Energy Agency.
13 climate partnerships will support the Danish government in reaching the green targets
Today, the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen presented the Danish government’s 13 “climate partnerships” at a meeting in Marienborg, the Prime Minister’s residence. The 13 partnerships represent all branches of Danish business.
From Coal to Biomass at Avedøre Power Station
Ramboll works innovatively with the transformation of the energy sector from fossil fuels to renewable energy. At Avedøre Power Station (in English: Avedore Power Station) in Copenhagen, Ramboll is assisting Ørsted in converting power station units from coal to biomass. The plant itself is unique in its efficient use of fuel and its ability to produce heat […]
Danish Minister: we are obligated to help countries turn growth into green growth
Yesterday, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities met the international press at State of Green in Copenhagen to discuss the green transition, climate ambitions and Denmark’s international role in mitigating the effects of climate change.
From sustainable biomass to competitive bioenergy
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.
World’s largest offshore wind farm
In September 2018, the 659MW Walney Extension was inaugurated in the Irish Sea. It is the world’s largest offshore wind farm, generating enough energy to power nearly 600,000 UK homes annually. It is also the first project consisting of wind turbines from two different manufacturers, MHI Vestas and Siemens Gamesa.
Sustainable Combined Heat and Power
The most valuable form of energy is electricity. Unfortunately, large scale storage is difficult and electric power must be produced when used. A base load in the electric system from wind power, hydro power or other renewable resources delivers electrical energy whereas thermal plants (nuclear or combustion based) supply electricity at a specified power and […]
Offshore wind to be integrated in the energy network
There is in fact more wind energy resources than we need, and the largest wind turbines can produce electricity at a competitive price. However there are problems: the onshore resources are limited for environmental reasons the electricity is generated as the wind blows – sometimes when it is not needed and it can not be […]
Master Plan for Renewable Energy 2030
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 […]
Solar heating solutions for buildings
Solar heating converts the sun’s energy into heat that provides domestic hot water and space heating. Increased requirements for energy efficiency, individual comfort and reliability in solar systems require an innovative installation concept. District heating offers a unique possibility to meet these requirements. The Danfoss solar solutions secure safety in design, which is crucial for […]