Category Archives: Other renewables

Schneider Electric provides electrical balance of system for a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the Philippines

Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for solar power conversion chain, has been chosen to supply the complete balance of system and service contract for a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the Philippines. This latest project win is on top of a 30 MW PV Power Plant that was … Continue reading Schneider Electric provides electrical balance of system for a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the Philippines

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REN21 global renewable energy report

Renewables represented about 59 per cent of net additions to global power capacity in 2014, with 135GW added. There was 1,712GW of renewable power capacity at the end of 2014, up 8.5 per cent on the previous year. Renewables comprised about 28 per cent of the world generating capacity by the end of last year, … Continue reading REN21 global renewable energy report

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India raises solar power target 5-times to 100,000 MW by 2022

The government on Wednesday raised the solar power generation capacity addition target by five times to 1,00,000 MW by 2022, which will entail an investment of around Rs 6 lakh crore.   “Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for stepping up of India’s solar power capacity target under Jawaharlal … Continue reading India raises solar power target 5-times to 100,000 MW by 2022

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ABB wins major Dubai photovoltaic solar power project contract

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $20 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to extend a substation that will integrate more solar energy into the grid, helping diversify Dubai’s energy mix to meet growing demand. As per the turnkey project, ABB will be responsible for … Continue reading ABB wins major Dubai photovoltaic solar power project contract

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Canadian Solar Supplies Photovoltaic Modules for 42.9 MW Solar Energy Plant in Japan

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it served as the supplier of photovoltaic (PV) modules for the 42.9 MW Takataya Hibiki PV plant in Kitakyushu, Japan. In total, Canadian Solar provided 168,240 Canadian Solar CS6P-255P solar panels. The Takataya Hibiki … Continue reading Canadian Solar Supplies Photovoltaic Modules for 42.9 MW Solar Energy Plant in Japan

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SunEdison signs definitive agreement to acquire GME, Central America’s leading renewable energy company, from Actis and Mesoamerica power

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME), Central America’s leading renewable energy company. SunEdison will acquire a 70 percent interest in GME from Actis, a global pan-emerging market private equity investor focused on … Continue reading SunEdison signs definitive agreement to acquire GME, Central America’s leading renewable energy company, from Actis and Mesoamerica power

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Iran has potential to generate 40,000 MW of solar power and wind energy

Iran has the potentiality to generate 40,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity from solar energy and wind power, according to Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian. There is potentiality to generate 30,000 MW of wind power and 10,000 MW of solar power in the country, the IRNA news agency quoted Falahatian as saying on Monday. He … Continue reading Iran has potential to generate 40,000 MW of solar power and wind energy

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California becomes first U.S. state to surpass 10,000 MW photovoltaic solar power mark

California has become the first state in the nation to top 10,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar power capacity, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, which was just released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Today, California has more solar power assets than most nations, including the United … Continue reading California becomes first U.S. state to surpass 10,000 MW photovoltaic solar power mark

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EU on track to meeting 20% renewable energy target

EU countries are well on the way to meeting the EU’s target for 20% renewable energy in the overall energy supply by 2020, a new report shows.   Presented on 16 June, the European Commission’s renewable energy progress report reveals that 25 EU countries are expected to meet their 2013/2014 interim renewable energy targets. In … Continue reading EU on track to meeting 20% renewable energy target

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China to develop 50 MW photovoltaic solar power project in Kenya

China will be developing a 50 megawatt PV solar power plant in Kenya. According to an International Business Times report, the project is part of an ongoing $5-billion investment initiative of China in Kenya.   Kenya has been witnessing solar energy investment over the past few years including a module manufacturing facility in 2011. The latest … Continue reading China to develop 50 MW photovoltaic solar power project in Kenya

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Yingli connects a 50 MW photovoltaic solar power plant to the utility grid in China

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli”) (NYSE:YGE), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that it has connected its 50 MW PV power plant, located in Hebei Province, China, to the utility grid. The 50 MW PV power plant is the first and largest power … Continue reading Yingli connects a 50 MW photovoltaic solar power plant to the utility grid in China

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Cornerstone Laid At Ashalim Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant In Israel

Megalim Solar Power Ltd. has hosted a cornerstone ceremony for its 121 MW Ashalim Plot B concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Israel’s Negev Desert. Megalim Solar Power hosted a Cornerstone Ceremony in the southern Negev desert region of Israel to celebrate progress on the Ashalim solar project, one of the largest of its kind … Continue reading Cornerstone Laid At Ashalim Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant In Israel

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100 MW photovoltaic solar energy plant started in Rajasthan

Set up by Azure Power, this is the largest solar power plant in the state under ‘Make in India’ mission.   Sharing the solar power vision of the government, Raje said that the state will not only be independent in power generation but will become a surplus power state to the extent of 6,000 MW … Continue reading 100 MW photovoltaic solar energy plant started in Rajasthan

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El Sewedy Electric to develop solar power plant in Upper Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told an Abu Dhabi energy conference in January that Egypt aimed to build solar and wind energy plants over the next three years with the aim of producing 4,300 megawatts.   Egyptian cable maker El Sewedy Electric said on Sunday it had entered into an agreement to develop a 50 … Continue reading El Sewedy Electric to develop solar power plant in Upper Egypt

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Northwest Energy Innovations launches wave energy device in Hawai’i

After a several months of preparation, Northwest Energy Innovations (NWEI) has successfully deployed its Azura™ wave energy device at the United States Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawai’i.  The device will be deployed for 12 months of grid-connected testing as part of a rigorous program to commercialize the Azura technology. … Continue reading Northwest Energy Innovations launches wave energy device in Hawai’i

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ADFD extends Dh33 Million loan for Hybrid Solar Power Project in Mali

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed an Dh33 million loan agreement with the Government of Mali to finance a hybrid solar energy project in Mali.   The funding articulates ADFD’s commitment to supporting renewable energy projects in brotherly and friendly nations given the sector’s crucial role in aiding economic and social development. The … Continue reading ADFD extends Dh33 Million loan for Hybrid Solar Power Project in Mali

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860 megawatts of wind energy and solar power in South Africa, Egypt and Ghana

Lekela Power, a 60:40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, launched in February of this year already has 860 megawatts of wind and solar projects under construction or due to commence construction next year across South Africa, Egypt and Ghana. Lekela Power is one of the biggest international platforms focused on renewable energy … Continue reading 860 megawatts of wind energy and solar power in South Africa, Egypt and Ghana

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Photovoltaic Solar Energy Passes 1% Global Threshold

Solar power now covers more than 1% of global electricity demand. In three countries in Europe – Italy, Germany and Greece – solar PV supplies more than 7% of electricity demand. This is reported by Solar Power Europe (previously EPIA – European Photovoltaic Industry Association). China is the fastest growing market. Research company GlobalData has … Continue reading Photovoltaic Solar Energy Passes 1% Global Threshold

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