Tendencias en RI

Smart Charging – Key to unlocking Electro-mobility’s potential

Smart charging can be defined as follows: “Smart charging of an EV is when the charging cycle can be altered by external events, allowing for adaptive charging habits, providing the EV with the ability to integrate into the whole power system in a grid- and user-friendly way”. Smart charging must facilitate the security (reliability) of supply while meeting the mobility constraints of the user.


Electrification of Heavy Duty Vehicles

On heavy duty, long haul transport, things are also beginning to move. With trucks, buses and coaches representing less than 5% of road vehicles in the EU, but producing about 25% of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU, the Commission has set out a strategy to address CO2 emissions from these Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDVs) over the coming years.
The European Commission is preparing a monitoring and reporting system for emissions from HDVs (which did not previously exist) as well as plans to propose emission standards for 4 out of 17 HDV types in early 2018.


Renewable Energy Tenders and Community [Em]power[ment]: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Renewable Energy Tenders and Community [Em]power[ment]: Latin America and the Caribbean, looks at the interface between the tendering process and the role that communities can play in renewable energy uptake in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

This report looks at various tender processes and community renewable energy projects across the LAC region and proposes amechanism that could be used to encourage community involvement in renewable energy tendering process.

Read more at: http://www.ren21.net/spotlight/

Stacked Benefits: Comprehensively Valuing Battery Storage in California

Operating batteries to capture “stacked” benefitscould unlock significantly more value than using batteries to pursue individual value streams in isolation. This finding is fairly robust across a range of sensitivity cases. However, challenges to simultaneously capturing multiple value streams remain. Some of the barriers are technical in nature, and may be overcome as new battery management algorithms and software are developed. Other barriers may be overcome through new policy initiatives. Offering new or revised rate designs which more fully reflect the time-varying nature of the cost of generating and delivering electricity is one of many possibilities. Costs of energy storage are expected to continue to decline, and market adoption is likely to increase as a result. In this scenario, considerations at both the retail and wholesale level will play an increasinglyimportant role in the formation of energy storage policy initiatives.


U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2017

The report estimates that the total installed system cost, which is one of the primary inputs used to compute LCOE, has declined to $2.80 per direct current watts (Wdc) for residential systems, $1.85 Wdc for commercial, $1.03 Wdc for fixed-tilt utility-scale systems, and $1.11 Wdc for one-axis tracking utility-scale systems.   

Compared to the first quarter of last year, and using 2017 dollars, the benchmarks fell by 6 percent for residential, 15 percent for commercial, and 29 percent for utility-scale systems.


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