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Hybrid renewable energy projects: on and offshore

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Hybrid renewable energy projects, both on and offshore.

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Charley Rattan on Nov 29, 2019 7:49 pm GMT

The Crown Estate in London views 'hybrid' projects as offshore wind farms perhaps incorporating an interconnector as part of its remit.  Dr Massey and I take a different tac and, rather than build just a wind project (or just a solar project, or a battery project), why not take advantage of shared infrastructure and land, and combine multiple technologies to increase the value of the energy that's produced? 

These are questions we discuss in this 'New Energy Chinwag'. As usual, we discover that there's no simple yes/no answer. Instead there's a balance between the advantages of hybridisation and the disadvantages of additional complexity in project planning, financing and development.

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