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MIT researchers develop a new solar energy receiver that turns solar power into steam

Concentrated Solar Power could benefit from this structure for small-scale or low temperature applications Scientists developed a new material structure, using a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam, which generates steam by soaking up the sun.   The product is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits […]

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How to power California with wind energy, water and solar energy

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices. A Stanford study outlines how power from facilities such as the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power in California’s Mojave Desert can be part of the state’s renewable energy future. Imagine a […]

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Dobrogea becomes the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe

Dobrogea became the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe, with hundreds of 2.5 MW wind turbines being spread all over the Constanta County, in Cogealac, Fantele, Pestera, Independenta, Chirnogeni, Silistea, Targusor and Crucea localities and surrounding areas. The Dobrogea strong winds and the high price of electricity continue to attract investments in wind […]

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Wind Energy Project to Bring Investment to Portugal, Boosting Country’s Renewable Energy Cluster

Ventinveste, a consortium of some of Portugal’s top energy and engineering companies, and Ferrostaal GmbH, a project developer with investments worldwide, will build four wind farms in the country, in a €220 million investment that will strengthen the country’s renewable energy cluster. Project Ancora, as the venture is known, will comprise a combined 171,6 MW […]

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FRV announces financial close of the “Jacinta” solar photovoltaic plant in Uruguay

FRV announced the financialclosing of a 65 megawatt photovoltaic plant in Uruguay, the Jacinta solar farm in Salto Department in northwestern region of the country. The announcement follows the signing of a $70 million project finance arrangement with DNB Group and Intesa Sanpaolo, along with $24 million of additional funding tranche from Santander through its […]

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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) is becoming a high-growth mainstream energy source in emerging markets

Increased focus on curbing the emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants is fuelling the global solar power market. Coupled with favourable legislation and the need to enhance energy self-sufficiency and security, these factors will help the solar power market grow rapidly. While sale volumes are primarily concentrated in Asia-Pacific, there is a definite upward […]

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Saft to Supply Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System for Kauai Island

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) consisting of 8 Intensium Max 20 M containers to stabilize the Kauai island electrical grid. Saft’s BESS will be deployed […]

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China poised for expansion in wind energy

China is the world’s largest producer of electricity, surpassing the United States in 2011, with demand increasing alongside its strong, sustained growth in GDP. Electricity generation in China has increased 9.6% annually, from 2005 to 2013, reaching 5,425.1TWh of electricity. Coal-fired plants currently make up over two-thirds of power generation, which is partly the result […]

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Solar energy market in Niger

A tax exemption for some 1,260,000 solar lamps and the creation of a national platform for promoting renewable energy. These are two direct, positive impacts of the 2013 conference and workshop focused on improving the renewable energy technologies market in Niger. The four-day event, organised by SNV in collaboration with the Government of Niger, and […]

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Turkey’s wind energy capacity has posted a 466 megawatt (MW) increase during the first half of the year

Turkey’s wind energy capacity has posted a 466 megawatt (MW) increase during the first half of the year, according to the Turkish Wind Energy Association. The country’s total wind energy capacity has reached 3,424 MW with a 466 MW increase in the first six months of 2014, Mustafa Serdar Ataseven, chairman of the association, told […]

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