NORPLAN Study: Cost Competitiveness of Rural Electrification Solutions
NORPLAN’s recent study, carried out on assignment for NORAD, compares the costs and benefits of various solutions to rural electrification. The study indicates that distributed renewable energy solutions, particularly solar PV, are increasingly more attractive than grid-based solutions.
Recommends five offshore wind zones in Norway
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy now makes the results from a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of 15 offshore wind zones in Norway available for public consultation. The SEA gives an interesting update on how offshore wind could develop in Norway and it gives an excellent update on how technology for deep water may develop towards 2020.
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New Horizons for hydropower
Hydropower is currently one of the world’s best-established sources of renewable energy. Clean, reliable, efficient and, cost-effective, this technology produces almost 20% of the world’s electricity.