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EDF Energies Nouvelles wins a new contract in Quebec for the electricity supply of a 224 MW wind farm

Under the third competitive tender launched by Hydro-Québec Distribution in 2013, EDF Energies Nouvelles was awarded, via its local subsidiary EDF EN Canada, the 224.4 MW Nicolas-Riou wind farm project in Quebec, for which a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been signed with the Canadian company.   The Nicolas-Riou wind farm project is located […]

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Mainstream launches $1.9bn pan-African renewable energy platform with Actis

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the launch of a pan-African renewable energy generation platform, Lekela Power, which it has formed along with Actis, the global pan-emerging market private equity firm. Lekela Power will provide between 700 and 900 megawatts of wind and solar power across Africa by 2018. Mainstream and […]

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Pattern Development Secures PPA for 147 MW Wind Energy Project in Québec

Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced that its Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project has entered into a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hydro-Québec. The 147 megawatt (MW) project is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Québec City, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. Pattern Development has partnered with Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) […]

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Turkey aims to add 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy and 1 GW of geothermal energy by 2023

Turkey aims to add 34 GW of hydropower, 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy, 1 GW of geothermal and 1 GW of biomass by 2023.   The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Turkish Energy Ministry are joining forces to develop a renewable-energy action plan, the bank said […]

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Renewable Energy Can Fuel India’s Economic Growth

Scaling up renewable energy in India is the topic of the day as government officials, investors, and energy industry leaders gather in New Delhi, India to attend RE-Invest, the First Renewable Energy Global Investors’ Meet & Expo.   The Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Adnan Z. Amin, delivered today’s keynote address, stressing […]

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Oursun Energy plans to set up a 5-megawatt solar power plant in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East

Oursun Energy plans to set up a 5-megawatt solar power plant in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province.   It is part of a cluster of power generation projects the firm is targeting to establish in the southern African country, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority said Monday. The regulator is quoted by financial news agency The Source […]

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China’s solar power photovoltaic (PV) capacity raises 60pc to 28 GW in 2014

Photovoltaic (PV) systems and Photovoltaic (PV) solar power-generating stations established and connected to power grids in China in 2014 had a total installation capacity of 10.60GWp, taking up 25% of the global total, according to China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). China raised its total grid-connected solar power capacity to 28.05 gigawatts (GW) in 2014, up […]

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Welspun Renewables to set up 11 GW of solar energy (8,7 GW), wind power (2,3 GW)projects in India

Welspun Renewables has pledged to set up 11 gigawatts of solar power and wind energy projects across the country.   “The 11,001 megawatt capacity will be developed as 8,660 MW of solar energy and 2,341 MW of wind power projects,” the company said in a statement here. In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision […]

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Photovoltaic reduces costs

China’s large PV market share is mostly involved with technologies that are well-established. Many PV module manufacturers have the ability to buy turnkey production lines. And while China’s PV manufacturers get a lot of respect for what they do, their well-established product dumping policies result in production with not a lot of gross margin, if […]

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India’s proposed target of 60 GW of wind energy by 2022 would generate an additional 180,000 jobs

New analysis released on Saturday, in the run up to India’s first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo (RE-Invest) beginning tomorrow in New Delhi, shows that achieving Prime Minister Modi’s recently announced 100 gigawatt (GW) solar energy goal by 2022 could create as many as one million jobs, while greatly improving energy access for […]

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