Category Archives: Other renewables


US DOE Awarding $25 Million To Reduce Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Costs

The US Energy Department has launched a $25m funding program to advance concentrated solar power (CSP) system technologies.     The investment targets research and development projects to improve the performance and increase the efficiency of all components of CSP plants. Building on the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $25 […]

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Expansion of Morocco’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Complex to Provide 1.1 Million Moroccans with Solar Energy

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$519 million project to support Morocco’s ongoing efforts to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels by developing its renewable energy resources. The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project will back the government’s strategy of harnessing power from the sun through the use of concentrated solar power […]

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Chile eólica Talinay

Enel Green Power is growing in Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and Morocco, increasing its wind energy and solar power capacity

Enel Green Power’s growth in the renewable energy markets of new emerging nations like Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and Morocco continues, creating a network of worksites, new plants and tenders that stretches across the Atlantic Ocean. Work has started at the Talinay Poniente site for the construction of a new 61-megawatt wind farm. The […]

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Renewable Energy spending at $175 Billion on Chinese Rise

Figures for the third quarter show another year-on-year rise, with a solar energy boom in China the biggest single contributor. About $175 billion was spent globally on renewable energy projects during the first three quarters, up 16 percent from the same period last year, with Chinese solar investment at a record, according to a Bloomberg […]

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Latin America and Caribbean Region to Install 9 Gigawatts of Solar Photovoltaic within Five Years

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is poised to play a substantial role in fulfilling the need for increased power generation capacity across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Emerging PV Markets Report: Latin America & Caribbean, the total PV project pipeline is growing throughout the region and now exceeds […]

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Mauritius to attain 35% of renewable energy by 2025, wind energy and PV

Mauritius aims to produce about 35% of its electricity needs from renewable sources, supported by several projects that include wind energy plants and photovoltaic farms and Waste-to-Energy projects that are already in operation, according to the Executive chairman of the Maurice Ile Durable Fund (MID), Osman Mahomed. Mahomed said, under the MID Policy Strategy Action […]

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Japan PV

Japan’s Largest Solar Power Project Funded With Market-Leading Investment by GE

Kuni Umi Asset Management, GE (NYSE: GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services and Toyo Engineering Corporation have invested in Japan’s largest solar power project, a 231-megawatt facility to be built in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture, via special purpose company and representative member Setouchi Future Creations. GE Energy Financial Services holds a 60 percent stake in […]

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SENER and Dow exhibit their Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) solutions at Expoquimia

The engineering and technology group SENER and the multinational chemical corporation Dow will display their solutions for the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market at Expoquimia. The international chemistry show will be held at the Fira de Barcelona trade grounds between September 30 and October 3. The project ‘Smart Chemistry, Smart Future’ has four themes, one […]

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How solar energy, concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic, could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that PV could provide 16% of the world’s electricity and concentrated solar power (CSP) could provide another 11%. The report expects PV to dominate solar up until 2030 when the addition of storage to CSP will see it close the gap. The sun could be the world’s largest source […]

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nuclear global

Wind energy, solar power capacity catching up with nuclear power

Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuel power plants, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner in […]

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Pattern Energy, Wind Energy, Texas, U.S., GE

Pattern Energy Signs PPA Deals for Wind Energy and Solar Power

Pattern Energy Group LP, the closely held developer associated with Pattern Energy Group Inc., has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for a wind farm in Ontario. The 100-megawatt Belle River project is the fifth Pattern Energy is building in Ontario with Samsung Electronics Co.’s renewables unit, the San Francisco-based developer said today in a […]

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EREC report Hat-trick 2030

Toshiba, Mitsui Complete 56 MW Wind Power and Solar Energy Plant in Japan

Toshiba Corp., Mitsui & Co. and partners completed a power station in central Japan that combines solar power and wind energy technologies. The Aichi prefecture plant, with 50 megawatts of solar capacity and 6 megawatts of wind, will start operations tomorrow, the companies said in a statement today. Six other companies are taking part in […]

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Schneider Electric solution to manage operations at SA’s inaugural concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to install the distributed control system (DCS) for the two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One, in South Africa.     Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has signed an agreement to design, install and manage the distributed control system (DCS) […]

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Pakistan wind energy

Germany urged to invest in solar power, wind energy in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany Syed Hasan Javed has said that the relatively unused potentials of solar and wind energy in Pakistan offer excellent  opportunities to German companies to develop bilateral business activities based on competitiveness, expertise, technical know-how and product delivery in the areas of solar and wind energy. He was addressing to the participants […]

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BrightSource Energy

Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project dropped by developers BrightSource Energy and Abengoa

BrightSource Energy and Abengoa Solar withdrew their application for the Palen concentrating solar power project Friday afternoon. BrightSource Energy and Abengoa Solar withdrew their application for the Palen concentrating solar power project Friday afternoon, a shocking turn of events following the project’s preliminary approval by state regulators just two weeks ago. The developers could eventually […]

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