3 New and Exciting Renewable Energy Projects 2021

3 New and Exciting Renewable Energy Projects 2021

Hexicon's Offshore Wind Project In The Celtic Sea.

Hexicon is a renewable energy's company founded in 2009 which has it's head quarters situated in Stockholm, Sweden.

The company is known for it's floating dual turbine wind platforms. These unique inventions are located further offshore and in deeper waters than other designs, allowing for better energy conversions due to higher wind conditions.

  • Hexicon has announced the acqusition of an offshore renewable energy test site situated off the coast of Cornwall, U.K, an area which has one of the best wind resources in Europe.The project will aim to generate a 30MW grid-connection for Western Power Distribution. This agreement between the two is potentially expandable to 40MW.
  • Hexicon are currently liasing with engineers, construction contracters and Betchel, a project management company. They endeavour to have power delivered by 2025.

 The TuNur - Italy Transmission Line

The Tunisian government has teamed up with Nur Energie to establish a solar power plant in the scorching Sahara Desert.

This will be a monumental 2,250MW solar CSP plant connected to a 2 GW HVDC submarine cable stretching from Tunisia to Italy.


    The Grand Inga Hydroelectric Dam

    This controversial project is aiming to generate 42,000MW of power from the Congo river, a river second only to the Amazon in terms of flow.

    It will consist of 52 turbines housed in a 5-dam complex. If it is successfully completed it will take the crown as the largest hydroelectric dam on the planet.

    • The endeavoiur will contain 7 phases starting with Inga 3 (two phases) and finishing with the Grand Inga. The project already has two active phases, Inga 1 and Inga 2 completed in 1972 and 1982. 
    • Inga 3 will cost around $14 billion and the whole Grand Inga complex a blistering $100-$150 billion. It is said that the Congo won't be able to use all of the propsed 42GWh it will generate annually so it will look to capitalise on the excess by exporting it to other African countries. This is despite the fact that 84% of congolese people still lack access to electricity. 
    • A hugely controversial 5,000km power line is proposed to take power from the project to South Africa via Zambia and Namibia. This will displace locals and affect wildlife. "According to International Rivers, its two components would displace about 35,000 people (10,000 for Inga 3 “Basse Chute” and 25,000 for Inga 3 “Haute Chute”.