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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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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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Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia’s targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and storage. But Professor Larkins is several years behind developments in renewable energy and its integration into electricity grids. In fact, we already […]

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Iberdrola Ingeniería completes first Renewable Energies Project in South Africa

Iberdrola Ingeniería has completed the development of its first renewable energies project in South Africa, consisting of the construction of three major facilities: the Noblesfontein and Klipheuwel wind farms and the Jasper photovoltaic power plant. Following the award of three contracts worth €273 million, it is the largest project carried out to date by the Company […]

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New World Record for Concentrator Photovoltaics – 36.7 Percent for New Solar Module Using Highly Efficient Multi-Junction Solar Cells

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has been successfully developing concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology for many years. In this technology Fresnel lenses are used to bundle sunlight and focus it onto miniature, highly efficient solar cells. The FLATCON® module technology originates from Fraunhofer ISE and is continually under further development at the Institute. […]

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Enel Green Power’s work in PV solar power , geothermal energy and wind power in the USA

With a net installed capacity of 1.6 gigawatts, 90 plants across 21 states and continued growth, Enel Green Power’s work in PV solar energy, geothermal power and wind energy is pushing forward development of green energy in the States. Competition between renewable energy sources is hotting up in the United States, where for the first […]

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Latin America photovoltaic (PV) pipeline approaching 20 GW

According to the newly released Q3 2014 Latin America PV Playbook, the region’s PV project pipeline rose 22 percent over last quarter, reaching 19.5 gigawatts. In GTM Research’s PV Playbook project tracker, the pipeline is made up of  two segments: announced projects and capacity under construction. Growing from a smaller base, capacity under construction outpaced […]

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Renewable energy covers 42 pct of Spain’s electricity needs in 2013

A study published by the Spanish Electricity Network (Red Electica Espanola) on Thursday showed renewables covered 42.2 percent of the demand for electricity in mainland Spain in 2013 with wind energy the main contributor. Wind energy produced 21.2 percent of the country’s electricity, 3.1 percent up on the 18.1 percent from 2012. Meanwhile, hydro-electric power […]

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Smart Energy

Integrating smart meters, solar energy, electric vehicles and energy storage capabilities

Summers in Austin, Texas are hot. Temperatures rise to an average of 97 degrees Fahrenheit daily, causing residents to swelter and energy bills to soar. However, one Recovery Act-funded project is helping find a way to turn down the heat on electricity bills. The Pecan Street Project is testing a new smart grid system in […]

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