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20 Polish Solaris Hydrogen Buses for the Netherlands

Busoperator Connexxion has ordered 20 hydrogen buses from the Polish manufacturer Solaris. By the end of this year, they will drive on the roads of the Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands aims at getting all its ** new ** bus transport emission-free before 2025, but things are moving so fast now that it will be hard to find any diesel-driven bus at all by 2025, old or new.

[] – Slechts 425* kilometer bereik voor waterstofbussen Zuid-Holland

Today’s Renewable Energy Headlines

[twitter] Amsterdam 1953. No.Ugly.Cars.

[] – Finland Sheds More Light on Major Offshore Wind Project

Finnish state-owned enterprise Metsähallitus plans to have the Korsnäs offshore wind farm up and running as early as 2028. Metsähallitus, which is currently in the process of selecting a partner to jointly develop the project, said that the wind farm, located some 15 kilometres off the coast of the municipality of Korsnäs, will have a minimum capacity of 1,400 MW.

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Offshore Wind Update

The Danish offshore wind park “Kriegers Flak” is halfway completed. 36 of the 72 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines are in place and the rest will be until June, according to installer Jan de Mul of Flanders.

[] – Kriegers Flak Wind Turbines Halfway There

More interesting is the breakthrough of offshore wind in Eastern Europe, with a bang really. Poland gave the nod to 2.5 GW Baltica 2&3 via a “contract for difference” scheme:

[] – Poland Awards 2.5 GW Baltica 2&3 with Contract for Difference

But the greatest news is:

[] – Ireland to Get 1.4 GW Floating Wind Farm, Green Hub

Ireland will have a large floating wind farm off the West coast, build by Norwegian contractor Equinor. This technology will greatly expand the potential regions where offshore wind can be applied, even deep onto the ocean, which is interesting for Japan, China and the US.

Triggo EV 2021

Minimalistic vehicle that efficiently brings 1-2 people from A to B.

[] – Triggo

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Kick-off Building Nexans Aurora Submarine Cable Layer

The hull is to be built in Crist, Poland. The rest at Ulstein Verft in Norway. Completion date 2021. Purpose: connection offshore wind farms with onshore grids.

[] – Ulstein Kicks Off Nexans Aurora Construction

LG Chem to Invest $387M in New Polish Battery Factory

Location: Kobierzyce Commune near Wroclaw in southwestern Poland
Production start: 2020
Production volume: 100,000 320km range EV batteries/year .

The site will be the first large EV lithium-ion battery factory in Europe.

[] – LG Chem to invest W436b in Polish unit
[] – LG Chem Starts Construction of an EV Battery Plant in Poland
[] – Global presence LG Chem

Avionics V1

[] – Company site
[] – Is This The Coolest Electric Bicycle You Have Ever Seen?
[] – Avionics V1 is a minimalist electric bike built from raw materials
[] – Avionics V1 is a distinctive & massively powerful retro-styled e-bike

Kisielice-Poland Independent From Grid

Over the past few years Kisielice (or Freystadt as it was known in former West-Prussia) has undertaken determined steps to become independent from the national electricity grid. And succeeded. Most electricity comes from 52 wind turbines, total capacity 94,5MW. Furthermore a central heating network was built around a 6 MW biomass boiler plant, fueled by locally harvested straw. Kisielice is still an early bird in Poland, which still uses coal for 90% of its electricity generation, but as the saying goes: “once one, come all“”.


Fracking Hell – Poland

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