Category Archives: Other renewables

China DNI

China installed capacity of hydro, wind energy and solar power is expected to stand at 350 gigawatts, 200 gigawatts and 100 gigawatts

Installed capacity of hydro-, wind power and solar energy is expected to stand at 350 gigawatts, 200 gigawatts and 100 gigawatts, respectively. Energy self-sufficiency will be boosted to around 85 percent.   China has issued a long list of targets for its future energy strategy as the country looks to modernize its energy structure. The […]

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Jordan solar power

Trina Solar wins solar power contract in Jordan for 10-MW photovoltaic plant

Trina Solar Limited has signed a contract with Shamsuna Power Company for the development of a 10-megawatt (MW) solar farm, Shamsuna Solar Project, in Aqaba, Jordan. Per the agreement, the company will initially provide design and construction support for the project. Upon completion, Trina Solar will also operate and maintain the solar farm under a […]

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America could power itself 100 times over with solar energy, Concentrated Solar Power and Photovoltaic

In a new report, the Environment America Research and Policy Center seeks to visualize and quantify this potential as it pertains to the United States. The report argues that the U.S. “has the potential to produce more than 100 times as much electricity from solar PV and concentrating solar power (CSP) installations as the nation […]

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Marine energy: WavePOD prototype produces wave energy

The vision of a standardised offshore electricity generator for the wave industry reached a significant milestone this week when the WavePOD prototype produced its first power in laboratory tests. The tenth-scale WavePOD was officially switched on by David Waldron, Bosch Rexroth’s UK Business Manager for Machinery Applications and Renewables, to mark the start of the […]

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Nigeria solar

American Firm plans 1200 MW solar power plant in Nigeria

A consortium of American investors in renewable energy has pledged to deliver in two years, 1,200 megawatts (MW) of solar-powered electricity in Nigeria.Nigeria’s Thisday newspaper report on Tuesday said that the consortium, operating under the auspices of MOTIR SEASPIRE and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo in […]

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Blue Earth Annouces Letter of Agreement to Purchase 273 MW of Solar Energy and Wind Power Projects in Mexic

Blue Earth, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBLU) an alternative/renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, announced it has signed a letter of agreement that provides the Company the exclusive rights to acquire six projects totaling 273 MW, that are in various stages of development. Four of the projects are utility scale solar projects (totaling 105MW’s) and two […]

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Concentrated Solar Power SolarReserve Ranked #1 Fastest Growing Cleantech Company in North America on Deloitte 2014 Technology Fast 500™

SolarReserve’s 110 MW Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power  Plant located in Nevada is the first utility-scale facility in the world to feature advanced molten salt power tower energy storage capabilities.   SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced it ranked the fastest growing cleantech company […]

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PV Solar

Trina Solar sets new efficiency record for photovoltaic silicon cells

Trina Solar said Monday that it had set new world records for high efficiency p-type and n-type silicon solar cells. Trina researchers achieved the results at the company’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology in Changzhou. The p-type mono-crystalline silicon solar cell on an industrial Cz wafer, which integrates advanced technologies including back […]

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Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Maldives and Nepal are partnering with the World Bank to map out their most-promising locations for solar energy, wind power and other renewable energy resources

Pakistan has tremendous potential for harnessing wind power, solar energy, biomass and other renewable energy resources to help reduce power cuts and improve access to modern energy services. But the country lacks the high quality resource data at a national scale that is needed to take full advantage of these sources of clean energy.   […]

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The lowest bids in two tenders for up to 350 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity in Morocco have been made by tie-ups led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Spanish firm Abengoa, Reuters reported. The lowest bids in two tenders for up to 350 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity in Morocco have been made by tie-ups led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International and Spanish firm Abengoa. Results of tenders for constructing and operating the two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants near the city of Ouarzazate, one of at least 200 MW and the other of at least 100 MW, are expected in the next few weeks, the sources said. Then plants are scheduled to start generating power in 2017. The two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants are the second phase of the 500 MW Ouarzazate project, which is part of a government plan to produce 2 gigawatts of solar power by 2020, equivalent to about 38 percent of Morocco’s current installed generation capacity. Moroccan solar energy agency Masen said consortiums led by Spain’s Abengoa, GDF’s International Power Gand ACWA Power had been pre-selected for the 200 MW (Noor II) tender. The three groups have also pre-qualified for the 100 MW (Noor III) tender, along with another consortium led by Electricite de France. The consortium led by ACWA group, which includes Spanish international engineering company Sener, bid $0.1601 per kilowatt-hour in power tariffs from the completed plant, the lowest bid received by Masen to build Noor II, the sources said. Abengoa’s consortium made the cheapest offer of $0.1672 per Kwh to build Noor III. If Masen decides to combine the bids for the two plants, the ACWA bids overall would beat Abengoa’s, the sources said. “The two options have been considered. We are studying the two tenders separately as the technology is not the same, but we are also considering combining the two bids as almost the same bidders have been selected for the two plants,” a source from Masen said. Masen has chosen parabolic mirror technology for the 200 MW solar plant, while the 100 MW plant will be built as a solar power tower. Banking sources have said the estimated cost is 1.7 billion euros ($2.1 billion) — 1 billion for the 200 MW plant and 700 million for the 100 MW plant. To finance the plants, Morocco has secured loans of $519 million loan from the World Bank, 654 million euros from German state-owned bank KFW, and the rest from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Commission and European Investment Bank. ACWA Power is already building a 160 MW plant in the first stage of the project in the Ouarzazate area.

Abengoa pushing forward with Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project

Abengoa has decided to continue pushing forward with the development of the Palen concentrated solar power (CSP) project regardless of the withdrawal of its planning application in September.   Abengoa has decided to continue pushing forward with the development of the Palen concentrated solar power (CSP) project regardless of the withdrawal of its planning application […]

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India looks to invest $1 billion into renewable energy, solar power and wind energy

Over 1.2 billion people around the world are still without electricity, and 400 million of them are in India. Many more don’t have access to reliable, consistent electricity. Diesel generators no longer compare to solar on a cost basis, and pay-as-you-go programs have made solar more accessible to low-income families in the developing world. With […]

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