Category Archives: Other renewables

U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Power 60 Percent Towards Cost-Competition Goal

The Energy Department announced today that the U.S. solar industry is more than 60 percent of the way to achieving cost-competitive utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity – only three years into the Department’s decade-long SunShot Initiative. To help continue this progress, the Energy Department also announced today $25 million in funding to strengthen U.S. solar … Continue reading U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Power 60 Percent Towards Cost-Competition Goal

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Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project leads storage revolution for solar energy industry

SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced that construction of the 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project located near Tonopah, Nevada, marked another major milestone by entering the plant commissioning phase. Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale facility in the world to feature … Continue reading Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project leads storage revolution for solar energy industry

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Similar value for tower and parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies

NREL Report Finds Similar Value in Two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Technologies. Findings demonstrate increasing importance for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems with thermal energy storage. Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers deliver similar value for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, despite different solar profiles, a new report by the Energy Department

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Can Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Change before 2015?

Around about this time each year, we have a closer look at the PV technologies that were used to make all the solar panels in 2013 that ended up being shipped through downstream channels. This is done by analysing the exact split of production across all the different c-Si process flow types, substrate types for … Continue reading Can Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Change before 2015?

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Photovoltaic Global Demand for Polysilicon to Surge 25% in 2014

Demand for polysilicon used in solar and semiconductor applications is expected to rise sharply to 282,000 metric tons in 2014, up 25% versus last year. According to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Polysilicon and Wafer Supply Chain Quarterly report, the growth in demand for polysilicon is being driven by the rapid increase in end-market solar photovoltaic … Continue reading Photovoltaic Global Demand for Polysilicon to Surge 25% in 2014

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India’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity to be allocated to a company was limited to 100 MW

The total Concentrated Solar Power capacity to be allocated to a company including its Parent, Affiliate or Ultimate Parent-or any Group company was limited to 100 MW. The total capacity of concentrated solar power projects allocated under batch-I of phase-I of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) is 470 MW. The guidelines for allocation of … Continue reading India’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity to be allocated to a company was limited to 100 MW

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China’s power capacity up 94 GW in 2013

China’s installed power capacity increased by 94 GW in 2013, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday. Thermal power accounted for the bulk of the capacity growth, topping 36.5 GW, followed by 29.93 GW from hydropower, 14.06 GW from on-grid wind power, 11.3 GW from on-grid solar power and 2.21 GW from nuclear power. … Continue reading China’s power capacity up 94 GW in 2013

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U.S. Renewable Energy Maintains Growth In 2013

The 2014 installment of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for The Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance – has found that renewable energy, natural gas and energy efficiency advancements are leading a transformation of America’s energy. Despite ever-shifting political winds, the inherent business case for efficient and sustainable … Continue reading U.S. Renewable Energy Maintains Growth In 2013

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Caribbean islands promised $1bn in loans for move to wind energy and solar power

Caribbean islands that pay some of the highest electricity prices in the world are in line for more than $1bn of green energy loans to reduce bills following an agreement between governments, companies, energy experts and financiers. Projects that can be shown to increase energy efficiency or generate renewable energy are now expected to be … Continue reading Caribbean islands promised $1bn in loans for move to wind energy and solar power

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Wind turbines and concentrated solar power plants

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has released a free version of the simulation program FreeGreenius. The program brings together technical and commercial aspects and is able to calculate the yield that a renewable power plant project will bring at a certain location. In addition, it determines how a system … Continue reading Wind turbines and concentrated solar power plants

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) could save $1B of new investments in Australia’s electric grid

A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, saving almost a $1b in network investment. A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) could save $1B of new investments in Australia’s electric grid

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) a cost-effective ingredient for powering the grid

A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, saving almost a $1b in network investment. A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) a cost-effective ingredient for powering the grid

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Energy Secretary Moniz Announces New ARPA-E Solar Power Projects

These projects will help advance solar energy beyond current photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies to drive lower-cost, reliable solar energy deployment. At the University of Texas-Austin today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will announce $30 million in funding to 12 ARPA-E projects to develop transformational hybrid solar energy technologies that deliver cost-effective power … Continue reading Energy Secretary Moniz Announces New ARPA-E Solar Power Projects

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MEPs today voted in favour of ambitious climate and energy policy

MEPs today voted in favour of ambitious climate and energy policy by supporting three binding 2030 targets for renewables, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency in plenary. “The European Parliament has again shown it is the most forward-thinking of the institutions. It has resisted lobbying from backward-looking organisations and voted on the basis of facts, … Continue reading MEPs today voted in favour of ambitious climate and energy policy

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Ethiopia’s renewable energy revolution shouldn’t fail to empower its poor

The 84 wind turbines erected just south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia‘s capital, tower above an arid landscape of grassland and unpaved roads, inhabited mostly by small-scale farmers, who – along with 77% of the country’s population – lack access to electricity. The Ashegoda wind farm, launched in November, will produce an estimated 400 GWh of electricity per … Continue reading Ethiopia’s renewable energy revolution shouldn’t fail to empower its poor

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Ener-t International Awarded Contract for the Establishment of National Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) R&D Center in India

Ener-t International is an experienced and qualified technology provider and Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) of solar thermal power plants. Ener-t International, a leading provider of Concentrated Thermal Solar (CSP) power plants, announced today that it has been selected by a consortium comprised of Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ); Indian Oil Corporation Limited … Continue reading Ener-t International Awarded Contract for the Establishment of National Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) R&D Center in India

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Moving Forward With Molten Salt Technology

In the light of our global power shortage, it seems that many businesses are looking into the possibility of concentrated solar power becoming a household name. In the light of our global power shortage, it seems that many businesses are looking into the possibility of concentrated solar power becoming a household name. With such an … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Moving Forward With Molten Salt Technology

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Enel Green Power Brings Solar Energy to Rural Guatemala

The Xepultul II photovoltaic (PV) solar power complex built in Guatemala as part of the partnership between Enel Green Power and Barefoot College for rural electrification in Latin America will be opened tomorrow. Tomorrow the new Xepultul II PV solar complex will be opened, which will provide electricity to three villages in Guatemala. The solar … Continue reading Enel Green Power Brings Solar Energy to Rural Guatemala

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