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How solar energy, concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic, could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that PV could provide 16% of the world’s electricity and concentrated solar power (CSP) could provide another 11%. The report expects PV to dominate solar up until 2030 when the addition of storage to CSP will see it close the gap. The sun could be the world’s largest source […]

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IEA: Solar energy, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, could dominate electricity by 2050

According to the roadmap, it could hit 1,000 GW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity, up from 4 GW today by 2050.     Since 2010, generation of solar thermal electricity (STE) from concentrated solar power (CSP) plants has grown strongly worldwide.  Concentrating solar plants (CSP) generate solar thermal electricity (STE) while producing no greenhouse […]

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Concentrated Solar Power, PV and Wind Energy Development on Public Lands

As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new competitive leasing process by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to help spur solar and wind energy development on public lands in the […]

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Middle East and Africa Photovoltaic Market Accumulates 12 GW Pipeline with Strong Growth Potential

The photovoltaic (PV) market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is set for strong growth, with many multi-megawatt ground mount projects in the planning or pre-planning phases. According to the NPD Solarbuzz Middle East and Africa Deal Tracker – Solar Project Database, which covers completed and in-progress solar projects in 29 African countries […]

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Jamaica Signs Agreements for 78 Megawatts of Wind Energy and Solar Power Projects

The two wind farms and solar facility will cost $196 million, the island nation’s power utility said in a statement yesterday. Blue Mountain Renewables LLC’s project will be capable of generating 34 megawatts at a cost of $90 million. Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica’s plans to spend $46 million to build a third wind farm which […]

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Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) has released its Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis – Version 8.0, an in-depth study comparing the cost of generating energy from conventional and alternative technologies. Lazard’s Global Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group has been publishing the study since 2008. The study shows the acceleration of an ongoing trend: Utility-scale solar and wind […]

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Photovoltaic Solar energy demand to be driven by India, China, Japan

The total solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the five leading Asia Pacific (APAC) markets—China, Japan, India, Australia and Thailand—is forecast to reach 17.2 GW during 2H’14, almost 60% of global solar PV demand, according to findings in the latest NPD Solarbuzz Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly report. While solar power has been growing across the […]

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New Studies Find Significant Declines in Price of Rooftop and Utility-Scale Solar Power

The price of solar energy in the United States continues to fall substantially, according to the latest editions of two annual reports produced by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). A third Berkeley Lab report, written in collaboration with researchers at Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin and the […]

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IRENA Estimates Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology have published a joint working paper examining the potential for renewable power generation based on resource availability in Africa. The paper, titled ‘Estimating the Renewable Energy Potential in Africa: A GIS-based approach,’ presents a methodology for: quantifying the power generation potential for solar […]

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Total installed capacity of renewable energy (wind energy, hydro, geothermal energy, concentrated solar power, PV, reached 1,700 GW in 2013

The renewable energy share of electricity generation exceeded 22 per cent for the first time: with 16.4 per cent hydro, 2.9 per cent wind power, 1.8 per cent biopower and 1.1 per cent solar PV, concentrated solar power (CSP), geothermal and ocean.   In a recently published report, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) traces the […]

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