Category Archives: Other renewables

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The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar power and Wind Energy

“The energy transition will change not only how we view the world but also how we view ourselves,” say the authors of The Great Transition. “With rooftop solar panels to both power homes and recharge car batteries, there will be a personal degree of energy independence not known for generations.”   As fossil fuel reserves […]

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The first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) South Africa opens

KaXu Solar One is the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in commercial operation in South Africa.   Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, and state-owned financier, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), together with KaXu Community Trust have launched […]

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Algeria targets 2 GW of concentrated solar power (CSP), 5 GW of wind energy and 13.5 of PV by 2030

Algeria’s department of energy has published an updated renewable energy road map that will see the North African country aim to install 13.5 GW of solar PV capacity between now and 2030, 5 GW of wind energy and 2 GW of concentrated solar power (CSP).   Algerian energy minister Youcef Yousfi unveiled the plans yesterday. […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market And Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts

Concentrated solar power molten salt storage units at a level below $100 million in 2009 are anticipated to reach $13.6 billion by 2016. WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010-2016. The 2010 study has 309 […]

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Kenya’s Largest Geothermal Energy Complex Starts Commercial Operation

Toshiba is the world leader in geothermal power, accounting for 24% of total installed capacity.     Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that the Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant, Kenya’s largest geothermal power complex, has started commercial operation. The official opening ceremony was held at the site on February 19, in the presence of President Uhuru […]

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Apple to build renewable energy datacentres in Europe

Apple® today announced a €1.7 billion plan to build and operate two data centres in Europe, each powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutland, will power Apple’s online services including the iTunes Store®, App Store?, iMessage®, Maps and Siri® for customers across Europe. “We are […]

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Kaiser Permanente Makes Major Wind Power And Solar Energy Purchases

Concerned about climate change and its threat to human health, Kaiser Permanente today said it will purchase enough renewable energy to provide half of the electricity it uses in California and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 30 percent. Greenhouse gas emissions are a known contributor to climate change and the rise of pollution and disease. […]

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UNEP to help East Africa tap 500 MW of geothermal energy

The beneficiaries’ country of geothermal power will include Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.    The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) will assist six East Africa states to tap 500 MW of geothermal power in the next five years. Programme Manager for the UNEP’s African Rift Geothermal Development Facility Meseret Zemedkun told Xinhua in Nairobi […]

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Solar energy and wind power to meet 10% of Iran’s energy needs

Some 10 percent of Iran’s need to electricity will be met by solar energy and wind power plants by Iranian calendar year 1400 (March 2021-March 2022), according to Homayoun Haeri, the managing director of the Iran Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Management Company (TAVANIR).   He added that solar and wind power plants will generate […]

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