Category Archives: Other renewables

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Abengoa and the US firm EIG Global Energy Partners sign an agreement to jointly invest in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Abengoa and the US firm EIG Global Energy Partners sign an agreement to jointly invest in the development of Abengoa’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects under construction. Abengoa and the US firm EIG Global Energy Partners sign an agreement to jointly invest in the development of Abengoa’s  Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects under construction. Abengoa […]

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Photovoltaic and solar power: LDK Solar Completion of Hydrochlorination Project

Trichlorosilane is the most critical material for polysilicon manufacturing process. LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation announced today that, its polysilicon plant located in Mahong, Jiangxi completed its hydrochlorination reengineering project and successfully produced trichlorosilane during its first production run on December 27, 2014.  The trichlorosilane produced by Mahong Plant meets the national standard […]

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Hanwha to supply 80 MW photovoltaic (PV) to solar energy project in Chile

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (the “Company”, or “Hanwha SolarOne”), a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, announced it has signed a deal with a leading photovoltaic (PV) developer for the supply of 80 megawatts (MW) of solar PV modules to a project in the Antofagasta Region, Chile. The solar installations will be […]

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Five New Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants to Power America with Solar Energy

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is increasingly providing clean, sustainable energy for U.S. nation’s homes, businesses and industries. Clocking record-breaking growth and reaching a total of more than 4,700 megawatts of new installed capacity, 2013 was a big year for solar photovoltaic systems. But we’re also excited to watch 2014, which will mark a major milestone […]

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Trina Solar Shares Rise on Record Photovoltaic Power Output

China-based Trina Solar shares jumped 8.56%, closing the trading session on Dec 31, 2014 at $9.26 following the news of the company achieving a new milestone in research and development (“R&D”). The company’s multi-crystalline silicon photovoltaic (“PV”) module reached a record power output of 324.5 watt-peak (“Wp”). Trina Solar’s Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon PV module […]

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2015 will see nuclear power dream fade as wind energy and solar power soar

Governments are still spending billions on nuclear research, writes Paul Brown – but 2015 looks like being an unhappy year for the industry as it continues to shrink while renewables grow, amid massive delays and cost over-runs. With nuclear power falling ever further behind renewables as a global energy source, and as the price of […]

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6 Reasons 2014 Was a Good Year for Climate Action

Here are six reasons to be optimistic under even the most climate-denying Congress: 1. The price of solar and wind energy has fallen below the price of conventional fuels, pushing utilities to switch to alternative fuels. The New York Times reports that “The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted […]

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Wind energy and solar power provides electricity to Galápagos

Korea has helped Ecuador build a renewable energy source on the Galápagos Islands, a fruitful result of the two nations’ bilateral cooperation. After four years of construction, a 1.5-megawatt solar energy power plant has now been completed in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. The construction of a solar energy […]

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Masdar starts work on Pacific Island (Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu,Vanuatu) solar energy plants

Masdar has begun construction of four new solar power projects in the Pacific island countries of Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.   The solar projects will collectively deliver 1.8 megawatts (MW) of power and contribute to fuel savings worth $2mn per year. Completion of the projects, financed under the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development’s $50mn […]

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Saudi Electricity signs deal for integrated gas and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

The planned plant will primarily burn natural gas, but will generate 50 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to increase fuel efficiency.     State-owned utility Saudi Electricity Co signed on Tuesday a contract worth 1 billion riyals ($267 million) to buy generators for the kingdom’s first fossil fuel-fired power plant that will also produce […]

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Share of renewable energies in German electricity production sources made a record in 2014

For the first time, renewable energies including wind energy, solar power, biomass and water power generated more electricity than other individual conventional sources in Germany with a share of 25.8 percent in 2014, said the German Association of Energy and Water Industries in a statement.   Share of renewable energies in German electricity production sources […]

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Norway’s Statkraft plans $8 billion renewable energy drive, hydro and wind power

The Government’s proposal to bolster Statkraft SF’s equity by NOK 5 billion was adopted by the Norwegian Parliament on 11 December 2014. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries will also reduce its overall dividend from Statkraft by NOK 5 billion over the 2016-2018 period. With an equity increase totalling NOK 10 billion, Statkraft will […]

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Quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) demand in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to reach the 10 gigawatt (GW) level for the first time in Q4’14

According to the latest Solarbuzz Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly report, annual APAC PV demand in 2014 is forecast to grow 19% Y/Y, driven mainly by a year-end installation rush in China, as well as strong growth in Japan. Overall, APAC PV demand is forecast to continue growing and to maintain shares in global […]

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Three Gorges, the world’s largest hydropower project, output tops 200 bln kwh

Total electricity output of the world’s largest hydropower project–the Three Gorges Project, has exceeded 200 billion kilowatt hours (kwh) this year, the China Three Gorges Corporation (STGC) announced on Monday.   The output is a historical high and more than twice the electricity demand of Beijing, the company said in a press release. Beijing city’s […]

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177 international companies have applied for solar energy and wind power projects in Egypt

Around 177 international consortiums of companies have applied for solar power and wind energy projects in Egypt, chairman of New and Renewable Energy Authority ( NREA ) Mohamed EL Sobki said on Thursday. According to EL Sobki, out of 177, around 67 companies have been elected to take part in solar and wind energy projects […]

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