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New solar photovoltaic plant in Australia

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global solar development company, todayannounced the financial close of the 70 megawatt (MWp) Moree Solar Farm (Moree). Construction will begin immediately, marking the first large scale solar project in Australia thatwill utilize mechanical devices (trackers) to continually orient its solar panels with the sun toincrease their power output each […]

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Renewable Energies in July covering 37.6% of the demand in Spain: 16.8% wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 4% and solar photovoltaic PV 4.3%

Renewable energy between January and July 2014 generated 48.4% of the electricity demand in Spain: 22.2% wind power, 2.3% concentrating solar thermal power and photovoltaic solar energy 3.3%. The mainland electricity demand in July, after taking into account the effects of the timing and temperatures increased by 0.1% over the same month last year. Gross […]

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Renewable energy in Egipt

Egypt generated 12.9-billion kilowatt per hour from hydroelectricity, mostly from Aswan High Dam and the Aswan Reservoir Dams, but analysts believe much of the area’s hydropower potential has been exhausted. A solar-thermal power plant located in Kuraymat, 100 kilometers from Cairo, generates around 140 MW of solar-thermal energy, saving 5,000 tons of natural gas per […]

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The European project CSP2 tests the new Concentrated Solar Power fluid

The global system will be analyzed and scale-up will be proposed toward industrial Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) facilities (10-50 MWe). The CSP2 project puts forward an alternative heat transfer fluid (HTF) for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. We propose to use dense gas-particle suspensions -DPS- (approximately 50% of solid) in tubes as HTF; these tubes […]

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First Solar, XSOL establish photovoltaic supply agreement in Japan

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), the leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions, and XSOL Co., Ltd., a leading distributor and integrator of solar systems in Japan, today announced that they have signed an agreement to supply First Solar’s cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film modules in Japan. The agreement targets installation of 100 megawatts […]

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Renewable Energy to represent 12% of South Africa's energy mix in 2020

Abengoa will invest $10,000 million in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Chile

Spanish company Abengoa is behind the first concentrated solar power (CSP) 24/7 in the world, already built in region II. Spanish company Abengoa is behind the first concentrated solar power (CSP) 24/7 in the world, already built in region II. Plan includes other units lift of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP), which will be the first renewable energy based energy form. $ 10,000 million, a figure that far exceeds the cost of development a central like mega Alto Maipo, or even Hidroaysén Castilla-is what in Chile plans to invest in the Spanish company Abengoa in new generating renewable energy. All over a period […]

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Chile wants to generate 20 percent from renewable energy: wind power, Concentrated Solar Power, PV and Geothermal Energy

Chile is one of the most lively renewable energy markets in Latin America and is a solid nation that is evolving and had ambitious targets. Enel Green Power has a portfolio of 272 megawatts of installed hydro and wind power capacity in the country and is currently completing the construction of the Diego de Almagro […]

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MIT researchers develop a new solar energy receiver that turns solar power into steam

Concentrated Solar Power could benefit from this structure for small-scale or low temperature applications Scientists developed a new material structure, using a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam, which generates steam by soaking up the sun.   The product is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits […]

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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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