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Solar power makes sustainable life in Tajikistan

Renewable energy currently provides the main hope that the world can avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change.   But in addition to its bigger picture promise, renewable technologies can help solve the pressing social and environmental problems of local communities without requiring complex gadgets or significant investment. In late December 2014, the village of … Continue reading Solar power makes sustainable life in Tajikistan

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Photovoltaic solar energy to supply record of 15% of UK’s power

A spokeswoman for the Solar Trade Association who works to promote the benefits of solar energy, said: “More and more solar is installed every day, it is likely that a new record is set every time we have good conditions now – and this week certainly is having them.”   The STA who made the … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy to supply record of 15% of UK’s power

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India’s $100 billion push into solar energy

India’s $100 billion push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector.   The money pouring into India’s solar industry is likely to be soaked up by foreign-organized projects such as one run … Continue reading India’s $100 billion push into solar energy

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Europe’s largest solar energy plant be connected with Nexans’ photovoltaic cables

Europe’s largest solar farm will be connected with Nexans’ Energyflex photovoltaic cables after Eiffage Energie awarded Nexans the contract to supply 90 percent of the cables for the Cestas solar farm in France. As part of the contract, Nexans will manufacture and supply approximately 5,000 kilometres of medium and low voltage, photovoltaic cables (PV) and … Continue reading Europe’s largest solar energy plant be connected with Nexans’ photovoltaic cables

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Botswana plans photovoltaic solar power plant to produce up to 200 MW

Botswana’s Shumba Coal said on Tuesday it plans to develop a solar power station to generate up to 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity as the world’s top diamond producer struggles with power shortages.   Botswana is currently experiencing power and water shortages, which its central bank warned last month could undercut aims to maintain growth … Continue reading Botswana plans photovoltaic solar power plant to produce up to 200 MW

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SunEdison inaugurates 50-megawatts of photovoltaic solar power in central India

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced the inauguration of the Dammakhedi 50-megawatt (MW) DC solar power plant in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.   Dammakhedi is the first solar power plant in the state to use single axis tracker technology to maximize energy production. The project created … Continue reading SunEdison inaugurates 50-megawatts of photovoltaic solar power in central India

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Renewable energy generates 32%: 14.1% wind energy, 3,8% concentrated solar power and 4,1% photovoltaic

Between January and June renewable energy in Spain produced 42.7% of the electricity in Spain: wind power 21.7%, 2.1% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.2%. The production of wind power totaled 2,889 GWh, up 11.8% from the same period last year, and has made 14.1% of total production. In June, the generation from renewable … Continue reading Renewable energy generates 32%: 14.1% wind energy, 3,8% concentrated solar power and 4,1% photovoltaic

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Photovoltaic Solar Impulse Takes Off on Record 120-Hour Flight Across Pacific

A solar-powered plane able to fly in sunshine or darkness without using any fuel took off today (June 29) on a planned 120-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean, from Nagoya, Japan, to Kalaeola, Hawaii. The Solar Impulse 2 took off from Nagoya Airfield at 3:03 a.m. local time in Japan (2:03 p.m. EDT on June … Continue reading Photovoltaic Solar Impulse Takes Off on Record 120-Hour Flight Across Pacific

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Building Energy wins its first solar power project in Egypt

Building Energy, an Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, announces the signing of a MoU with the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) for two 50 MW photovoltaic plants in Benban, Upper Egypt. The 200-million-dollar project was awarded by the New & Renewable Energy Authority of the Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy of … Continue reading Building Energy wins its first solar power project in Egypt

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OPIC to Support 20 MW Jamaican Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, today signed a financing agreement with Content Solar Ltd., solidifying a $47 million OPIC loan to support a 20 megawatt grid-connected solar photovoltaic facility in Clarendon, Jamaica. The project is being developed by Tampa, Fla.-based WRB Enterprises (WRB). WRB will be the first … Continue reading OPIC to Support 20 MW Jamaican Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant

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Japan to Invest $20 Billion in Indian Solar Power

India’s plans to massively scale up solar power generation have got a big boost with a planned $20 billion investment by Japan’s SoftBank.   With two times the sunshine and half the cost of construction of a solar park compared to Japan,  Corporation head Masayoshi Son said India could become a world leader in solar … Continue reading Japan to Invest $20 Billion in Indian Solar Power

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DTE Energy to install Detroit’s first solar power trash compactors

DTE Energy will install smart, solar-powered trash compactor and recycling units in its downtown Detroit neighborhood to help make the city cleaner and greener. The Bigbelly units, the first solar-generated compactors in the city of Detroit, are expected to arrive this summer. DTE will install seven of the units which collect and compact trash on … Continue reading DTE Energy to install Detroit’s first solar power trash compactors

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Senegal embraces solar energy

Following the lifting of a law that banned solar power in Senegalese cities, the grassroots sector is partnering with the government to implement the renewable-energy source nationwide, starting first with areas not already connected to the national electric grid. The government is working on a project to turn 14,000 traditional rural villages into eco villages … Continue reading Senegal embraces solar energy

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Japan prepares rules to recycle photovoltaic panels

Japan is drafting rules to recycle solar photovoltaic modules. The country foresees vast growth in solar deployment under its feed-in tariff (FiT) system; and by 2040 most modules installed at the beginning of the FiT regime in 2012 will be decommissioned.   Going by estimates provided by a working group that Japan’s ministry of environment … Continue reading Japan prepares rules to recycle photovoltaic panels

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50% renewable energies possible in Europe by 2030 with greater integration

Greater integration of Central Western European (CWE region) power systems can significantly help cut costs in balancing out weather- and renewable energy-related electricity fluctuations, while reducing demands on other parts of the system. By 2030 around half of all electricity in Europe should come from renewable energies in order to reach EU climate targets. This … Continue reading 50% renewable energies possible in Europe by 2030 with greater integration

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First Solar to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules for 200 MW solar energy project in Dubai

US-based First Solar has won a contract to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules for the 200MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park in Dubai, UAE.     First Solar will deliver more than 2.36 million PV modules for phase two of the project. The company had earlier supplied 152,880 panels with … Continue reading First Solar to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules for 200 MW solar energy project in Dubai

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Solar energy plantation on 790 square kilometers can meet Turkey’s entire energy demand

It was highlighted that Turkey has 2,750 hours of sunshine per year on average and that solar energy potential is currently underutilized in Turkey.   The International Solar Energy Society’s Turkey head Gani Bayraktar said a solar energy plantation on 790 square kilometers can meet Turkey’s entire energy demand, and that current plantations can produce … Continue reading Solar energy plantation on 790 square kilometers can meet Turkey’s entire energy demand

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China leads the world in solar power growth

China is slowing its coal power expansion, driven in part by terrible air pollution problems as well as the country’s growing sensitivity to its international standing in the fight to curb global warming. The government has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions after hitting a peak in 2030 and to double its carbon-free energy … Continue reading China leads the world in solar power growth

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Plant inspired photovoltaic solar energy to revolutionise energy storage

A new technology developed by scientists at University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) can store solar energy for up to several weeks — an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells.   The materials in most of today’s residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for … Continue reading Plant inspired photovoltaic solar energy to revolutionise energy storage

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Schneider Electric provides electrical balance of system for a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the Philippines

Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for solar power conversion chain, has been chosen to supply the complete balance of system and service contract for a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the Philippines. This latest project win is on top of a 30 MW PV Power Plant that was … Continue reading Schneider Electric provides electrical balance of system for a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the Philippines

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