Category Archives: Other renewables


Efficiency enhancements to define solar photovoltaic technology roadmap for the next five years

Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules using solar-grade wafers, as offered by 16 of the top 20 solar module suppliers to the industry, will account for 89% of solar capacity forecast to be installed this year, according to the new NPD Solarbuzz PV Technology Roadmap report. Thin-film panel manufacturers, led by First Solar and Solar Frontier, will […]

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Michigan has the potential for more than 59,000 megawatts of wind energy generation

Wind power: Michigan ranks 16th among U.S. states with 1,163 megawatts of installed wind power, enough to power more than 300,000 average Michigan homes. The state has the potential for more than 59,000 megawatts of wind energy generation — more than 1.6 times the state’s current energy needs. That capacity is the 18th best wind […]

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Egypt aims to produce 20% of power from solar energy and wind power by 2020

In an attempt to escape the energy crisis triggered by frequent power cuts, lack of fuel and the deterioration of national networks and power stations, the Egyptian government has signaled its intent to expand the use of new and renewable energy, notably solar energy. Despite the enormous potential, it’s still a daunting prospect because of […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Bokpoort plant in the Northern Cape to be completed by end-2015

The 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant was over 50% complete and was expected to be completed by December 2015. The 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, in the Northern Cape, which is being built as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, was over 50% complete and […]

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Wärtsilä supplies flexible capacity to integrate wind power and solar energy in Oklahoma

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a 56 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to the Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA) in Oklahoma, USA. The contract was signed in September 2014 and the equipment delivery will begin in November 2015. The power station will be used to balance wind and solar generation in Oklahoma. “When the […]

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Life cycle assessment of renewable energy future

A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, a study published in the 6 October Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says.   An international team led by Edgar Hertwich and Thomas Gibon from the Norwegian University of […]

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Acciona and KKR reach financial close for global alliance in renewable energy

Acciona, a global infrastructure, water and renewable energy group, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (together with its affiliates, “KKR”), a leading global investment firm, today reached the financial close of their strategic alliance to consolidate and develop one of the largest operating international renewable energy portfolios in the world. KKR has acquired a […]

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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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