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Geothermal Energy Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

In 2013, world geothermal power electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent annual rate—this was geothermal’s best year […]

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SCHOTT Solar Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Repositions its Receiver Production

SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for Concentrated Solar Power receivers.   SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for Concentrated Solar Power receivers. Focus shifts to the glass-metal sealings and R&D in Mitterteich, whereas the receiver production will continue in Spain SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be […]

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Photovoltaic (PV) Market will grow to 65.6 GW in 2019, led by China

After most of the solar industry spent 2012 mired in a competitive, bankruptcy-laden, high-pressure cost environment, 2013 proved to be a rebound year. Module supplier margins increased, with most tier-1 suppliers topping 10% towards the end of the year and early 2014 despite oversupply remaining somewhat rampant. Globally, 37.5 GWp of new installations were deployed […]

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Complete Independence from Energy Generated from Fossil Fuels is Possible

Professor Henrik Lund, of Aalborg University, believes that a system based 100 per cent on renewable energy is a viable option and could be achieved by 2050 in Denmark. Renewable energy systems (RES) planning can also be successfully applied to other countries worldwide. During his extremely well attended plenary lecture at CHISA, the 21st International […]

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ACS to sell over 1 GW of Concentrated Solar Power, PV and wind power asset

Florentino Perez has tasked Societe Generale and Mediobanca with finding buyers for the company’s concentrated solar power (CSP), photovoltaic (PV) and wind power plants both in Spain and abroad.      Florentino Perez, the president of ACS, has tasked Societe Generale (EPA:GLE) and Mediobanca (BIT:MB) with finding buyers for the company’s concentrated solar power (CSP), […]

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Transparent Solar Power

Solar power is considered to be one of the best options when it comes to energy. And according to experts, transparent solar panels have might just be the future of energy. The researchers from the Michigan State University have developed clear solar panels that look like the usual glass. Just like the traditional solar panels, […]

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Seeking support from Cambodia to build a 250 megawatt solar power plant

The Willowbrook Company, a New York-based renewable energy development company, is seeking support from Cambodia to build a 250-megawatt solar power plant, the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Friday. Edward J.Sappin, visiting chief executive officer of the Willowbrook Company, urged the support from Cambodian Minister of Commerce Sun Chanthol for the mega-project […]

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Africa Will Add More Renewable Energy In 2014 Than In The Last 14 Years Combined

Sub-Saharan Africa will add more renewable energy projects in 2014 than it has in the last 14 years, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. As Bloomberg reports, Africa is expected to add about 1.8 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, a category which includes geothermal, wind, and solar but excludes major hydroelectric power plants. […]

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India can achieve 100% renewable energy in the future with wind power and solar energy

By 2050, India could rely entirely on renewable energy to create a sustainable energy future. In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges India needs to shift to non-polluting sources of energy. As Jeremy Rifkin, an economist and activist, said in New […]

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Kuwait eyes concentrated solar power, photovoltaic and wind energy to meet growing power demands

“The three power projects include a concentrated solar power plant with a capacity of 50 MW, photovoltaic solar station with capacity of 10 MW and the wind power plant with a capacity of 10 MW, Director of the renewable energy program at KISR,” Dr. Salem Hajraf told KUNA Saturday. Kuwait is embarking a number of […]

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Rayspower bags the first important Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) contract in China

  The China-based company, Rayspower, was awarded the contract for the supply of parabolic mirrors for the “YanQing 863 Parabolic Trough CSP Platform” in China. This is the first CSP project in China awarded through open competitive bidding procedures for parabolic mirrors and is subject to China’s Research & Development Program “YanQing 863 Parabolic Trough […]

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38% Of Spain’s July Electricity Demand Was Met By Wind Power and Solar Energy (PV and Concentrated Solar Power)

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%. Solar power and wind energy sector has a bumper output in Spain last month as the two technologies fulfilled more than a third of the country’s total electricity demand. Renewable energy […]

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The Gulf between Washington and Corporate America on Climate and Energy

Guest blog by Brandon Smithwood and Bryn Baker. Smithwood is a Senior Manager on the Policy Program at Ceres and Baker is a Manager for Climate Change and Renewable Energy at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Once again, we head into the August Congressional recess with a lot of unfinished business, even on issues where there […]

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Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Solar Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Singapore Company Pte. Limited (“Yingli Singapore”), has donated a 3 kilowatt (kW) off-grid solar power system to […]

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