Naphtali Hoff wraps up his five-step guide to improved productivity by urging leaders to help their teams manage stress levels and to adapt their leadership approach to each person's preferred style, among other advice. "Leaders can also help by pitching in, offering people opportunities to delegate, accepting excellent even if imperfect work and giving people opportunity to vent and offer constructive feedback to improve processes and systems," he writes.
The global market for wind materials is expected to almost double to $19.57 billion by 2026, compared to $10.76 billion last year, says Frost & Sullivan. Population growth and economic development are driving electrical demand, and many countries will likely meet that need with additional renewables, says analyst Sayantan Sengupta.
The California Independent System Operator's process for managing an oversupply of wind and other renewables on its grid serves as a model for other states working toward renewables targets, write Rocco Canonica and Kassia Micek. Cal-ISO currently uses curtailment to manage generation on its grid, but battery storage can also help reduce congestion and maintain reliability.
Companies around the world have an 8.2-gigawatt pipeline of electrolyzer projects that will use offshore wind and other renewables to produce hydrogen, says Wood Mackenzie, adding planned projects have increased 256% over the last five months. One of the largest is the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, which is expected to have an installed renewable energy capacity of 15 GW.
More than 80% of the nation's voters favor offshore wind energy, with widespread support coming from both major political parties and every demographic group across the country, according to a national survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies March 16-19, 2020 and released today by the American Wind Energy Association.
Voters across the board appreciate the benefits wind energy delivers, with Republicans overwhelmingly viewing wind as a clean, renewable, affordable power source that also reduces carbon emissions (88%) and keeps utility costs stable, while providing critical power to America's densely populated areas (80%).
Bourbon County, Kan., approved Apex Clean Energy's proposed Jayhawk Wind project in March and Crawford County may do the same as early as next week. If approved, the project, which is expected to begin operations in 2021, would bring up to 100 turbines to the two counties.
Itochu and its subsidiary Tyr Energy will provide tax equity financing for the 30-megawatt Kimball Wind and 13-MW South Fork farms in the US. Both projects are operational.
Nordex has agreed to supply Energiequelle with 29.96 megawatts worth of turbines for a project in Norway. The project will use Nordex' N149 model developed for cold climates, and a de-icing system.
Senvion has reached a deal to sell its Senvion India business to an undisclosed investor. The deal will likely close before June, pending regulatory approval.
Equinor has secured approval to build the $466 million, 88-megawatt Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm in Norway. "As the whole industry is currently experiencing much uncertainty, it is vital that we progress projects that spur technology development in the renewables segment," executive Anders Opedal says.
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