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First solar panel for the 141 Megawatt (MW)ac Luz del Norte Solar Power plant in Chile

With Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile; Isabel Allende, President of the Chilean Senate, and Máximo Pacheco, Minister of Energy in attendance, First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) today ceremonially installed the first solar panel for the 141 Megawatt (MW)ac Luz del Norte Solar Power Plant. The project, located 58 kilometers north of the city of […]

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Renewable energy can supply 100% of world’s power by 2050

A global low-carbon energy economy is not only feasible – it could actually double electricity supply by 2050, while also reducing air and water pollution, according to new research.   “Our analysis indicates that the large-scale implementation of wind, [solar] PV, and CSP [Concentrated Solar Power] has the potential to reduce pollution-related environmental impacts of […]

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Polysilicon Capacity Growth to Accelerate, Enabling 85 GW of Solar Photovoltaic Production in 2016

A total of 130 thousand metric tons (kilometric tons or KMT) of polysilicon manufacturing capacity, equivalent to roughly 25 gigawatts of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar PV panels, is estimated to come on-line in 2015 and 2016, according to GTM Research’s newest report, Polysilicon 2015-2018: Supply, Demand, Cost and Pricing. By 2016, cumulative global polysilicon supply […]

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ZTE Signs an Agreement with Enel to Focus on Sustainability

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code 0763.HK/A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has signed an agreement with Enel, Italy’s largest power company and Europe’s second listed utility by installed capacity, for the development and deployment of innovative power generation technologies with a focus […]

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Efficiency enhancements to define solar photovoltaic technology roadmap for the next five years

Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules using solar-grade wafers, as offered by 16 of the top 20 solar module suppliers to the industry, will account for 89% of solar capacity forecast to be installed this year, according to the new NPD Solarbuzz PV Technology Roadmap report. Thin-film panel manufacturers, led by First Solar and Solar Frontier, will […]

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A 50% share of variable renewables can save up to 6% on system costs

The REserviceS project – led by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and involving other stakeholders from across the electricity system and academia – also found that creating markets to trade grid support services (GSS) can provide revenue streams for generators, in addition to energy-only markets. Wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is capable of […]

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Life cycle assessment of renewable energy future

A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, a study published in the 6 October Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says.   An international team led by Edgar Hertwich and Thomas Gibon from the Norwegian University of […]

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Global Photovoltaic Demand Hits Quarterly High, Pushing Cumulative Deployment to 200 GW

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations added during Q4’14 are forecast to exceed 19.5 gigawatts (GW), pushing global cumulative PV deployment toward the 200 GW mark. The amount of solar PV deployed in Q4 is forecast to be equivalent to the energy supplied by five large-scale nuclear power plants and will surpass the total annual solar PV deployed […]

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Enel Green Power is growing in Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and Morocco, increasing its wind energy and solar power capacity

Enel Green Power’s growth in the renewable energy markets of new emerging nations like Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and Morocco continues, creating a network of worksites, new plants and tenders that stretches across the Atlantic Ocean. Work has started at the Talinay Poniente site for the construction of a new 61-megawatt wind farm. The […]

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Renewable Energy spending at $175 Billion on Chinese Rise

Figures for the third quarter show another year-on-year rise, with a solar energy boom in China the biggest single contributor. About $175 billion was spent globally on renewable energy projects during the first three quarters, up 16 percent from the same period last year, with Chinese solar investment at a record, according to a Bloomberg […]

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