Category Archives: Other renewables


Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Renewable energy technologies set new installation records as their contribution to the global energy mix continued to climb in 2013. Renewable power capacity jumped more than 8 percent in 2013, accounting for over 56 percent of net additions and now has the potential to account for over a fifth of world electricity generation. These are […]

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India’s Renewable Energy Ministry aims at four solar power plants of 1,000 MW each

Besides promoting four large projects with over 500 Mw of installed capacity each, the government wants to move forward to eliminate bottlenecks for ongoing capacity addition programme for solar power. The government is aggressively accelerating the solar energy programme, and aiming for four giant plants of 1,000 Mw each. It also wants to bundle solar […]

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State papers editorialize in favor of EPA rule

Yesterday highlighted national papers who spoke out in favor of the EPA’s new rules designed to cut our carbon dioxide emissions. Today, there’s more from state and regional papers, reflecting the significant public support for tackling climate change. The Toledo Blade editorial board pointed out that due to the possible freeze placed on the state’s […]

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Renewable energy provided around 19 per cent of global final energy consumption in 2012

In the power sector, global capacity reached 1,560 gigawatts (GW) in 2013 – an increase of about 8.3 per cent over 2012 – and renewables accounted for more than 56 per cent of net additions to global power capacity. REN21′s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) offers a comprehensive look at the state of the industry. […]

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Two of the Largest Solar Energy Plants in South Africa Come Online

Two 75-megawatt (MW-DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) projects lead new energy era in South Africa. SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced that two 75-megawatt (MW-DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have completed construction and are fully operational and successfully helping to power the Eskom South African […]

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Myanmar is just seeing the tip of the iceberg for solar energy’s potential

Sunlabob Renewable Energy, the Laos-based rural renewable energy specialist, and Relitec, a Yangon-based sustainable energy company, finalized a partnership agreement to collaborate in addressing Myanmar’s growing demand for renewable energy. “This partnership is an important step for both Sunlabob and Relitec to provide high-quality renewable energy solutions to Myanmar, a country greatly in need of […]

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U.S.’s NextEra files complaint over Spain’s new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) rules

U.S.renewable energy group NextEra has filed a complaint against Spain before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) over changes to Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) rules, the fourth complaint of its kind. The Spanish government has passed a series of measures over the past two years that cut and, in some cases, eliminate subsidies on […]

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Turkey’s dependency on foreign energy resources should be eliminated

The Soma mine disaster claimed 301 lives last week, sparking, among other debates, discussion over the use of fossil fuels and Turkey’s dependency on foreign energy. Turkey has an obligation to pursue clean energy, despite the fact that the government has not pursued a transition to renewable energy sources, as some developed countries have. Since […]

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WFES 2012 to support integration of solar energy (photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power) in MENA

With the cost of solar energy modules plummeting by 76 per cent in just three years, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, experts say the key to widespread adoption will depend less on price and more on improved awareness of the potential of the technology. That is the message that solar power innovators and analysts […]

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