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NordLink HVDC interconnector between Norway and Germany will use Nexans’ subsea power cables

First ever power interconnector between Norway and Germany will be Nexans’ largest subsea power cable contract to date in terms of length and value Contract value is approximately 0,5 Bn Euros. The Norwegian and German power grids will be able to share green energy directly for the first time thanks to Nexans submarine HVDC (high […]

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Solar energy and wind power will be the cheapest forms of energy

A new study demonstrates that an energy system based completely on renewable forms of energy will be economically viable in the future. Research done at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) shows that it will be worthwhile for North-East Asia, and China in particular, to switch to a completely renewable energy system within 5–10 years.   […]

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U.S. trend toward sustainable energy continued in 2014

The United States saw continued growth in renewable energy, natural gas and energy efficiency in 2014, according to the third annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The Factbook shows that U.S. deployment of sustainable energy increased as prices continued to fall and that investment in U.S. clean energy grew at a higher rate. Analysts at […]

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The cost of wind energy and solar power keeps dropping

A new study from the International Renewable Energy Agency laying it out in detail. Large wind power farms got cheaper between 2010 and 2014. Large-scale solar power got a lot cheaper. And at least some renewable plants are even becoming competitive with new fossil-fuel plants:   The chart shows the “levelized cost of electricity” for different […]

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CPV’s LCOE may fall as low as that for photovoltaic in 2020s

The German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the US  National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL, have compiled a study that describes the status of both the current market as well as the state-of-the-art for concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology.   This young technology has achieved tremendous progress and has the potential for delivering solar […]

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Wind energy and solar power plants raised Poland’s renewable energy installed capacity to 6,029 megawatts

More wind energy and solar power plants raised Poland’s renewable energy installed capacity to 6,029 megawatts (MW) in 2014 from 5,511 MW a year earlier, data from energy market watchdog URE showed on Monday.   Wind farm capacity rose 13 percent to 3,834 MW while solar power capacity grew to 21 MW from 1.9 MW. […]

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Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

The newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on Jan. 20 released its latest report on U.S. and global renewable energy. Published annually, NREL’s […]

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Tuvalu Set for More Efficient and Renewable Energy

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million for the Tuvalu Energy Sector Development Project (ESDP), which will support Tuvalu’s goals of 100 percent renewable energy and 30 percent efficiency improvements by 2020. The Tuvalu ESDP will support a reduction in the reliance on imported fuel for electricity generation through investment in […]

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Global capacity of renewable energy will more than double in 2025

The past decade has witnessed significant developments in policies for renewable energy. Previously, less than 50 countries worldwide had support policies for renewable energy; this number now stands at more than 130. As a result of political and financial support, investments in renewables have risen dramatically in recent years. In fact, the European Union has […]

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