Category Archives: Other renewables

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Abengoa announces its first asset sale to Abengoa Yield: two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants and a wind power plant

The renewable assets sold consist of Solacor and PS, Concentrating Solar Power assets with a combined capacity of 131 MW located in Spain,and Cadonal, a 50 MW wind farm located in Uruguay. Abengoa today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Abengoa Yield, subject to the closing of financing, to sell three renewable […]

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Thousands march in New York City, around globe over climate change

Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. The crowds of marchers, which included actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly, wound through midtown Manhattan, joined along the way by […]

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Renewable Energy Can Meet Global Demand And Cut Carbon Emissions Says IRENA

A plan to use renewable energy sources to meet the rising demand for cheap electricity and the need to reduce the pace of global warming, has been developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). The organisation predicts that average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will reach 498 grams per kilowatt-hour (g/kWh) by 2030 if the […]

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Egypt sets new feed-in tariffs for wind energy and solar power

The government hopes for new and renewable energy to account for 20% Egypt’s total energy mix by 2020. The Ministry of Electricity announced Saturday pricing for electricity generated by new and renewable energy sources for households and private sector companies. Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said in a press conference that the purpose of the […]

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China is drawing 30 percent of its energy needs from hydropower, solar energy and wind energy

China’s demand for energy is unparalleled. The demand is met primarily with traditional raw materials such as oil, gas and above all, coal – the basis for 80 percent of China’s energy supply. The trouble is, the process of generating electricity through coal releases large quantities of CO2. And it is becoming increasingly difficult to […]

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Nicaragua Plans 770 Megawatts in Renewable Energy Projects: Wind Power, Geothermal Energy and Solar Energy

The plan includes 300 megawatts of wind energy, 100 megawatts of geothermal, 100 megawatts of solar and 270 megawatts from two hydroelectric projects. Nicaragua plans $4 billion of public and private-sector investment in renewable energy projects over the next 15 years to add 770 megawatts, Spanish news agency EFE reported. More than 70 percent of […]

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Jamaica Signs Agreements for 78 Megawatts of Wind Energy and Solar Power Projects

The two wind farms and solar facility will cost $196 million, the island nation’s power utility said in a statement yesterday. Blue Mountain Renewables LLC’s project will be capable of generating 34 megawatts at a cost of $90 million. Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica’s plans to spend $46 million to build a third wind farm which […]

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Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) has released its Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis – Version 8.0, an in-depth study comparing the cost of generating energy from conventional and alternative technologies. Lazard’s Global Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group has been publishing the study since 2008. The study shows the acceleration of an ongoing trend: Utility-scale solar and wind […]

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Photovoltaic Solar energy demand to be driven by India, China, Japan

The total solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the five leading Asia Pacific (APAC) markets—China, Japan, India, Australia and Thailand—is forecast to reach 17.2 GW during 2H’14, almost 60% of global solar PV demand, according to findings in the latest NPD Solarbuzz Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly report. While solar power has been growing across the […]

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According to Financial Times: US solar power and wind energy start to outshine gas

Large wind farms and solar plants are now cost-competitive with gas-fired power in many parts of the US even without subsidy, according to Lazard, raising the prospect of a fundamental shift in the country’s energy market. Costs have fallen and efficiency has risen for solar panels and wind turbines, the investment bank found, to the […]

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New Studies Find Significant Declines in Price of Rooftop and Utility-Scale Solar Power

The price of solar energy in the United States continues to fall substantially, according to the latest editions of two annual reports produced by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). A third Berkeley Lab report, written in collaboration with researchers at Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin and the […]

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Germany opens first renewable energy storage facility

The 5 megawatt lithium-ion unit was designed by the Berlin-based grid and storage specialists Younicos for WEMAG, a supplier of green electricity based in the northern German city of Schwerin. Europe’s largest commercial battery power plant was connected to the grid today in the presence of Vice-Chancellor and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s […]

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IRENA Estimates Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology have published a joint working paper examining the potential for renewable power generation based on resource availability in Africa. The paper, titled ‘Estimating the Renewable Energy Potential in Africa: A GIS-based approach,’ presents a methodology for: quantifying the power generation potential for solar […]

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