Category Archives: Other renewables

Mideast Iran Solar Energy

Iran launch new push for solar power

“More difficult than installing solar panels,” is changing the habits of people “who have got accustomed to cheap non-solar energy,” said Yusof Armoodli, head of Iran’s renewable energy department. In this village nestled in the arid hills of rural Iran, government-subsidized solar panels on the rooftops of homes provide both needed electricity and a shining […]

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Trina Solar CEO elected first president of newly-established China Photovoltaic Industry Association

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced its chairman and chief executive officer, Mr. Jifan Gao, has been elected as the first president of the newly-established China Photovoltaic Industry Association (“CPIA”) during its inaugural founding ceremony and member congress held […]

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BMW wants to use electric vehicle batteries to store solar power

Delta Electronics Introduces Innovative Battery Energy Storage Solution

Delta Electronics (TWSE: 2308), a global leader in power and thermal management solutions headquartered in Taiwan, announced today the launch of a new Battery Energy Storage Solution (BESS), at a press conference in Paris. This innovative energy-saving solution is complementary with renewable energy production systems in smart grids, and helps managing energy demand to ultimately […]

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Germany’s passes reform of renewable energy subsidies

The German parliament on Friday passed a law to reform the system of renewable energy subsidies, clearing the first hurdle for Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s election promise to curb rising energy prices. Responding to public opposition to nuclear technology, Germany is gradually shutting down all its nuclear power plants, which once delivered a quarter of its […]

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SunEdison, IDB, OPIC and CorpBanca Close US$ 190 Million Project Financing for one of the Largest Merchant Solar Power Plants in Latin America

The debt proceeds will be used in Chile for the construction of a 72.8 MWp (megawatt) solar power plant, to inject energy directly into the Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande (SING), selling all its production in the spot market (merchant solar). SunEdison, a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today […]

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Scotland’s renewable energy electricity rises 50 pct in first quarter

The overall increase is primarily due to a record quarter of hydro output, 9.2 percent higher than the previous record quarter at the end of 2011, while wind power is also at record levels, 4 percent higher than the previous record quarter. Scotland’s renewable electricity output rose by 50 percent year-on-year in the first quarter […]

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First Solar Set to Build Largest Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Latin America

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced it has received board approval from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for financing to support construction of the 141MW(ac) Luz del Norte solar power plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The loans, which […]

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Mexico’s largest rooftop photovoltaic solar energy array features SolarWorld panels

The system will power the Mexico operations of Plantronics, a global producer of audio communications headphones. The project is the second of SolarWorld solar panels at a Plantronics facility. In 2011, the headset manufacturer installed 608 kilowatts of roof-mounted and carport-mounted solar arrays at its headquarters in Santa Cruz, Calif. “Being responsible with the environment […]

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Evolving Business Models for Renewable Energy

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the release of a groundbreaking report titled Evolving Business Models for Renewable Energy. Jointly authored by ACORE members ScottMadden, Sullivan & Worcester, American Clean Energy, RES Americas, Abengoa Solar and Siemens, this resource explores key issues and provides recommendations related to evolving utility and other business […]

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Wind power provided 4 per cent of Australia’s overall electricity demand in 2013, with 1639 wind turbines

This year’s report shows that 14.76 % of Australia’s electricity came from renewable sources in 2013, enough to power the equivalent of almost 5 million homes. The total was boosted significantly by some of the strongest hydro generation in recent years, while household solar and large-scale wind also made record contributions. Here are some more […]

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72% of Australians want to keep or expand renewable energy, as Abbott government considers abolishing it

Australians overwhelmingly want the renewable energy target to be retained or even increased, as the Abbott government considers abolishing the incentive for new renewable projects. Polling for the Climate Institute shows 72% of Australians want to keep or expand the renewable energy target (RET), which requires that 20% of energy is sourced from renewables by […]

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