There is a reason that hydrogen is dubbed “the future of energy”. It is no secret that unlocking the potential of hydrogen as a fuel source is one of the main targets needed to achieve a carbon-reduced economy. Green hydrogen (H2) is produced via electrolysis, utilizing renewable electricity (wind, solar, etc.) and water.
Green ammonia production is another significant opportunity to unlock global opportunities for renewable energy projects. Green ammonia (NH3) is created with an additional step after hydrogen is isolated via the electrolysis process mentioned above
The concept of green hydrogen is creating exciting opportunities for the world of energy. Hydrogen will assist with tackling critical energy challenges by helping to decarbonize the metal, chemical and long-haul transportation industries. Hydrogen can help renewable energy have a greater impact by acting as a storage vehicle, providing long term options for utilizing low cost renewable energy at a later date.
Hydrogen is a versatile fuel that can easily be transported over long distances, making it applicable and available to multiple industries. A few examples of hydrogen applications are: powering fuel cell vehicles (FCEV’s), fueling natural gas turbines, heat generation, and many more.
Green ammonia production is another significant opportunity to unlock global opportunities for renewable energy projects. Green ammonia (NH3) is created with an additional step after hydrogen is isolated via the electrolysis process mentioned above. Nitrogen particles from the air around us are separated, then combined with the green hydrogen molecules to form the ammonia compound.
Ammonia is a more efficient transport vector for the hydrogen molecule, thus unlocking more opportunities on the world market for green hydrogen. Ammonia can be ‘cracked’ back into hydrogen and nitrogen molecules upon arrival at the final destination.
The nitrogen can be stored and used for other applications or safely returned to the air. If the ammonia compound is desired, it can be used for other practical applications, including long-duration energy storage for renewable electricity, transportation fuel for marine shipping and large-scale trucking industries, and green feed stock to fertilizer production for the agricultural industry.
Today electric vehicles typically utilize lithium-ion batteries; however, in the coming decades, green hydrogen and ammonia will provide unique and renewable opportunities to continue enhancing transportation and storage.
The Green Cat team has experience with the development of green hydrogen and green ammonia projects. We currently offer the following services to our clients: feasibility assessments, project permitting, interconnection and grid consultation and applications, electrical design, transportation consultation, integration and project management support. We would be glad to speak to your team if we can support your projects throughout the development life cycle.
Please contact GCR to learn how we can assist with a professional and independent review of your projects.
Energy storage is now playing a critical role to increase the penetration of intermittent renewables onto grid systems around the world. A key to developing storage projects is being able to identify revenue streams to justify investment and deploy storage solutions, which add value to the integrated grid system.
Energy storage can provide a variety of value propositions depending on the jurisdiction, which may include reducing client exposure to high electricity prices, provide arbitrage opportunities in deregulated markets, demand Side Management (reducing demand charges), grid stability and Ancillary Services, long term/seasonal storage to shift and reduce demand peaks
Various technologies exist within the energy storage industry, including short-term duration batteries (ex: Lithium Ion and similar technologies), long term duration batteries (flow batteries), flywheels, green Hydrogen & Green Ammonia, compressed Air, pumped Storage (hydro-electric), thermal
With advancements in wind turbine technology and sharply falling costs, there remains huge potential and opportunity for development. Wind energy is a proven and mature technology which has seen significant growth in recent years.
Green Cat Renewables (GCR) has vast and varied experience of onshore wind projects, ranging from utility scale (transmission connected) wind farms, community wind projects, small scale agricultural projects or wind turbines directly supplying a high energy demand user. We tailor our services to the needs of the customer and to an appropriate level of detail for the project.
GCR offers a complete in-house consultancy and project management service to deliver wind energy projects through entire life cycle, from initial conception to operation. Our services include initial feasibility, including site selection and concept development, detailed project constraints mapping, project design and optimization, wind monitoring and wind resource assessment, Engineering and design, grid connection application, technical advice, and management, project permitting including environmental assessment, public consultation, stakeholder engagement,
Green Cat Renewables (GCR) has a wide portfolio of PV Solar – experience in the engineering, permitting, planning, design development, delivery and finance of ground-mounted solar farms
GCR’s capabilities include permitting, solar resource assessment (including whole of life forecasting), engineering design, layout design and optimization; EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) and O&M (Operations and Maintenance) contract procurement and technical negotiations; grid connection and scope interface management; construction management and supervision; compliance testing review; operational asset management, performance monitoring and fault diagnosis.
Working alongside developers, investors and finance providers alike, GCR has a thorough understanding of the key technical barriers to the successful delivery and operation of a solar PV site.
Generating power from a flow of water is a mature and well-established renewable energy technology. Green Cat Renewables (GCR) has a wealth of experience in the delivery of high and low head, run-of-river, and storage hydro projects, successfully delivering dozens of hydro-power projects in the 50kW to 2MW range.
Utilizing GCR’s broad in-house capabilities and experience, we are able to offer the full range of expertise necessary to deliver a hydro project from inception through feasibility, obtaining necessary permits, tender of civil, mechanical, and electrical works, procurement of all components, to construction and completion. Our services include resource assessment, all permitting works including all relevant abstraction license application, grid connection application, technical advice and management, civil and electrical engineering design, engineering construction management,
including contract management, procurement, health and safety and construction supervision, due diligence and technical advisory services, operational asset management.
For further information on the hydropower services we offer, please view Our Services and the case studies found in there.
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Hybrid projects can virtually eliminate the issues around the intermittency of renewables, ensuring the output from the overall project is constant, reliable and renewable. The co-location of generation and storage technologies is a way of optimizing an existing grid connection or providing a completely off-grid solution.
Combining renewables, such as wind and solar, or combining renewables with storage or non-renewable generation provides a greater consistency of generation across the year and can level out the ‘natural peaks and troughs’ of the generation profile, in comparison to when renewables are isolated.
Our team of resource analysts and grid specialists can provide detailed modeling to specify, design and optimize co-located generation to meet the requirements of a site.
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and the case studies in on Our Services page.
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