Category Archives: Other renewables

PV Solar

ReneSola Expands North American Solar Power Operations

ReneSola, a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) products, today announced the expansion of its North American operations into Canada and Mexico. The Company has opened new offices and warehouse facilities in Mexico City, Mexico and Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. Kevin Chen, President of Americas said, “ReneSola is expanding its North America […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Mojave 280 MW declares commercial operation

Located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Mojave Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) generates clean electricity to power approximately 90,000 households in California.   Abengoa Yield, the sustainable total return company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted assets in the energy and environment sectors, today announced that Mojave, the 280 MW gross Concentrated Solar Power […]

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PV Solar

New photovoltaic (PV) world record: Solar cell efficiency at 46%

A new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity has been established. The record multi-junction solar cell converts 46 % of the solar light into electrical energy and was developed by Soitec and CEA-Leti, France, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany. Multi-junction cells are used in concentrator […]

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SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant With Energy Storage Awarded Best Project

U.S.-developed technology at Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project leads energy storage revolution for solar energy industry. SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale concentrated solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, is pleased to announce the receipt of two Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest “Best Project” Awards for its landmark Crescent Dunes […]

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Spain’s wind energy generated 25,6% of the power output last month

Spain’s renewable energy sources generated 41.9% of the power output last month, data of local grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) showed Friday. Generación de enero a noviembre del 2014   Wind power output fell 20.8% year-on-year to 4,755 GWh in November, equal to 25.6% of total power output. The hydroelectric plants represented 11.8%, while […]

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E.ON to focus on renewables

E.ON will focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions and combine its conventional generation, global energy trading, and exploration and production businesses in a new, independent company (“New Company”), a majority of which will be spun off to E.ON SE shareholders. This new organizational setup is the logical consequence of the new strategy that […]

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Levelized Cost Of Electricity: Solar power and wind energy are rapidly becoming competitive

Solar power and wind energy are rapidly becoming competitive with conventional electric generating technologies like natural gas and coal. At least that is what many of Wall Street’s most esteemed investment firms seem to be telling anyone willing to listen to them. Last week, Diane Cardwell, a reporter at the New York Times, did just […]

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Southeast-Asia

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation plan to double the share of renewable energy in the region’s mix

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members plan to double the share of renewable energy in the region’s energy mix within 15 years, according to the APEC Energy Working Group. APEC energy officials agreed to advance a number of measures on renewable energy at the week-long 48th meeting of the Energy Working Group. Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) […]

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EU needs stronger industrial policy on renewable energy to compete

The European Union (EU) must regain its ability to compete on the renewable resources market, now that the climate debate has been greatly boosted by new key international deals, analysts at a recent forum here said. “Europe powered up the ‘machine’ of renewable energy and green technologies at the global level, but now that machine […]

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PV Solar

Minnesota Can Accommodate Significant Additional Renewable Energy Generation

GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) served as the lead technical consultant for the recent Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Study (MRITS), performed by the Minnesota utilities and transmission companies in coordination with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), and directed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The study demonstrated that Minnesota’s power system […]

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Wind power and solar energy generation in Iran is set to rise significantly

Wind power and solar energy generation in Iran is set to rise significantly, an Iranian energy official announced. “By the end of this year, the country’s wind power and solar energy production will double compared with that of last year’s,” Homayoun Haeri, managing director of Iran’s Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir) said. […]

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China DNI

By 2020, China aims to have 3 GWe of installed Concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity

Two Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects, each with a capacity of 50 MWe, received total lending of USD 250 million (RMB 1.7 billion) from the Asia Development Bank.   Concentrated solar power (CSP) has only recently been introduced in China.  In 2011, there were five approved Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects under construction. Their total […]

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Metso receives a order from Zorlu Energy in Turkey for a geothermal energy plant

Metso has received a large order for flow control technology from Zorlu Energy Companies Group in Turkey. The company is building a new 45 MW geothermal power plant in Manisa-Alasehir, located about 560 km southwest of Ankara. Metso’s reliable valve solutions featuring high control performance and control accuracy will play a significant role in extracting […]

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Energy Storage on the Grid

Renewable energy could take a significant leap forward with improved energy storage technologies

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to “match” different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.   Historically, a major drawback to the use and cost-effectiveness […]

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China Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Modern Renewable Energy by 2030

China can increase its use of renewable energy from 13 to 26 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of modern renewables between 2010 and 2030. China can increase […]

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Alstom’s tidal turbines have generated over 1GWh to the Scottish grid

As part of their testing programmes at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, Alstom’s tidal devices have now generated over 1GWh of electricity, in actual operating conditions, to the Scottish grid.   Alstom’s 1MW tidal turbine, deployed in 2013 as part of the ReDAPT  project, at EMEC’s tidal test site, has demonstrated […]

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Banco Santander to sell part of Nevada Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project to canadian pension funds

Banco Santander is seeking regulatory approval to indirectly sell part of its stake in a large Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Nevada to two big Canadian pension funds.    Banco Santander is seeking regulatory approval to indirectly sell part of its stake in a large Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Nevada to two […]

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