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The Photovoltaic revolution is happening right now

International experts of the International Energy Agency (IEA), representatives of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) and the PV sector gathered in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. They highlighted the ongoing revolution that the PV sector is experiencing, and the big potential that Spain has to foster the development of … Continue reading The Photovoltaic revolution is happening right now

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OECD electricity generation from wind energy and solar power grew 16% in 2015

Oil, gas and electricity output increased in 2015 across the 34 countries that make up the OECD, initial analysis of IEA monthly data reveals, with electricity generation from wind and solar leaping by 16%. Total OECD electricity generation was broadly flat (up 0.3% last year), with increases in wind and solar offsetting declines of around … Continue reading OECD electricity generation from wind energy and solar power grew 16% in 2015

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Developing nations top investors in renewables in 2015

Wind energy added 62GW, and photovoltaics 56 GW, with more modest contributions coming from biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and “waste-to-power”, in which waste products are recycled. Investment in renewable energy hit a record USD 286 billion in 2015, more than half of which came from developing countries for the first time, according to a UN … Continue reading Developing nations top investors in renewables in 2015

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Isolux Corsan energizes the first transmission line of a substation in a Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Japan

The Group has energized a the first transmission line of a Substation of  Gunma Solar Photovoltaic Plant.The installation , 22 kV/154 kV GIS, is part of a lproject of Takayama- mura Solar mega park: a solar farm of 31.2 MW in Takayama City, Gunma prefecture (Japan). The solar farm will occupy an area of 80ha … Continue reading Isolux Corsan energizes the first transmission line of a substation in a Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Japan

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1.2 mln Brazilian homes to be self-powered by 2024

Nearly 1.2 million homes in Brazil will have to generate their own energy from renewable energy sources by 2024.  A study by the National Electric Energy Agency predicts that homes equipped with solar panels or mini wind turbines will be able to generate electricity for household consumption, and transfer any surplus to a local distribution … Continue reading 1.2 mln Brazilian homes to be self-powered by 2024

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US solar market set to grow 119% in 2016, installations to reach 16 GW

The U.S. solar market is set to grow a staggering 119 percent this year says GTM Research in its latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2015 Year in Review, published in conjunction with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Led by the utility-scale segment, GTM Research forecasts 16 gigawatts (GW) of solar will be installed … Continue reading US solar market set to grow 119% in 2016, installations to reach 16 GW

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U.S. solar energy market sets new record, installing 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

In yet another record-breaking year, the solar industry in the United States installed 7,286 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association announced the historic figures today ahead of the March 9 release of the U.S. Solar Market Insight report. For the first time ever, solar beat … Continue reading U.S. solar energy market sets new record, installing 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

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European solar power market grows 15% in 2015; connecting 8 GW of solar power to the grid

In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to first estimates by SolarPower Europe, the association of the solar power sector in Europe. Demand for solar power systems in European countries increased by around 15% year-on-year, compared to 6.95 GW of new grid-connected solar power capacity in … Continue reading European solar power market grows 15% in 2015; connecting 8 GW of solar power to the grid

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FRV completes sale of Royalla solar power plant in Australia

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (‘FRV’), a leading global developer of large-scale solar power plants today announced the sale of 100% of its equity interest in the iconic Royalla Solar Farm, a 20 MW ac photovoltaic solar plant in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), to DIF, an independent fund management company.   Developed by FRV, Royalla was … Continue reading FRV completes sale of Royalla solar power plant in Australia

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New solar order in India: Gamesa to develop 23 MW for New Era Enviro

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order in India from renewable energy developer New Era Enviro for the development of 23 MW of solar power capacity across three projects located in the state of Telangana. This is the company’s second solar power order, having established a foothold in the … Continue reading New solar order in India: Gamesa to develop 23 MW for New Era Enviro

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Enel Green Power Builds 254 MW Solar Power Plant In Brazil

Ituverava, which will have a total installed capacity of 254 MW, is Enel Green Power’s largest solar power plant currently under construction. The facility is located in the state of Bahia and will be able to generate more than 550 GWh per year. Enel Green Power will be investing approximately 400 million US dollars in … Continue reading Enel Green Power Builds 254 MW Solar Power Plant In Brazil

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China to cut on-grid tariffs for solar energy, wind power

Starting in 2016, on-grid tariffs for solar producers will be 0.02 to 0.10 yuan lower per kilowatt-hour – with the higher cuts applying in the country’s less populated, arid western region – while tariffs for wind power generators will fall 0.02 to 0.03 yuan, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement. The … Continue reading China to cut on-grid tariffs for solar energy, wind power

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Canadian Solar wins 110 MWp of solar power projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has won 3 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 110 megawatts (MWp) in Pirapora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Canadian Solar will develop and build the solar power plants. Once connectd to … Continue reading Canadian Solar wins 110 MWp of solar power projects in Brazil

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China adds 9.9 GW solar energy capacity in first nine months

China added 9.9 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) power-generation capacity in the first nine months of 2015, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Tuesday. The amount includes 8.32 GW from PV power stations and 1.58 GW from distributed PV power projects, according to NEA figures.   China’s cumulative-installed capacity for solar PV power hit … Continue reading China adds 9.9 GW solar energy capacity in first nine months

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Iberdrola and ASAJA agree to collaborate on boosting solar photovoltaic generation in agricultural sector

Iberdrola and the Young Farmers’ Agricultural Association  (ASAJA) have entered into an agreement about boosting the comprehensive solar photovoltaic generation solution offered by the electric utility to its customers, Smart Solar Iberdrola, which enables them to generate and consume their own energy by installing this type of technology. The agreement was signed at Iberdrola’s offices … Continue reading Iberdrola and ASAJA agree to collaborate on boosting solar photovoltaic generation in agricultural sector

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ABB’s energy storage system range showcased at Solar Energy UK 2015

One of the biggest challenges with solar energy is the fact it is unpredictable and its usage is not completely discretionary. By combining energy storage and load management capability with a traditional photovoltaic inverter, self-consumption and energy independence are significantly improved. On the residential side, ABB is unveiling its renewable energy accumulator and conversion technology … Continue reading ABB’s energy storage system range showcased at Solar Energy UK 2015

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IHS Raises Global 2015 Solar Photovoltaic Forecast to 59 GW

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand will reach 59 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, an increase over the previous solar-PV demand forecast released in June 2015, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. The company now expects global solar installations to grow by 33 percent this year, which is … Continue reading IHS Raises Global 2015 Solar Photovoltaic Forecast to 59 GW

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Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for solar photovoltaics (PV) plus energy storage nanogrids, including an analysis of market issues, with forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2024.   During the last year, partnerships between solar PV companies and energy storage system (ESS) providers have increased rapidly, with their synergies giving … Continue reading Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

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The Americas stand out in solid Q3 for clean energy investment

Worldwide investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies totalled $70bn in the third quarter of 2015, just 1% below the equivalent figure a year earlier, according to the latest authoritative data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.   The largest projects to be financed in Q3 this year included solar thermal electricity generation, or CSP, plants … Continue reading The Americas stand out in solid Q3 for clean energy investment

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South Africa on way to 30 pct renewable energy by 2025

South Africa has rapidly become a world player in renewable energy and is well on its way to achieving the government’s goal of 30 percent clean energy by 2025, the Department of Energy (DOE) said on Tuesday.   In a report, the department cited an independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research … Continue reading South Africa on way to 30 pct renewable energy by 2025

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