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The EU Parliament to ask Spanish government for clarification about policy changes on renewable energy

The Spanish Photovoltaic Association (UNEF) appeared last Tuesday in the PETI Commission of the EU Parliament to present its petition against the retroactive policy changes implemented by the Spanish government and to ask for the mediation of the European authorities on this matter.   José Donoso, UNEF General Manager, highlighted that the retroactive policy measures … Continue reading The EU Parliament to ask Spanish government for clarification about policy changes on renewable energy

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Solar energy could meet up to 13% of global power needs by 2030

Dramatic cost reductions could drive sharp increase in global solar PV capacity The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2 per cent today to as much as 13 per cent by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Released today at InterSolar Europe, … Continue reading Solar energy could meet up to 13% of global power needs by 2030

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Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

Gamesa was recently honoured with the “Rising Star” award for its Solar EPC capabilities at the India Solar Week 2016 organized by trade journal “Solar Quarter”. The award recognises Gamesa for its proven capabilities in the renewable energy sector, after having commissioned over 68 MW of solar power in India in less than a year. … Continue reading Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

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Average Costs for Solar Power and Wind Energy Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per … Continue reading Average Costs for Solar Power and Wind Energy Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

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Global solar energy market size is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023

Global solar energy market size was estimated at over USD 65 billion in 2015 and is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023. Cumulatively, more than 178 GW of power was installed in 2015 and is estimated to reach more than 600 GW over the forecast period, including both photovoltaic and concentrated thermal power. … Continue reading Global solar energy market size is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023

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A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy

Today REN21 published the most comprehensiveannual overview of the state of renewable energy. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report reveals that renewables are now firmly established as competitive, mainstream sources of energy in many countries around the world. 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating capacity saw its largest increase … Continue reading A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, also provides a global … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

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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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