Category Archives: Other renewables

Investment in renewable energy such as wind energy and solar power fell to $53 billion in April to June

Global clean energy investment in the second quarter of this year continued to lag behind that of last year due to a sharp rise in the U.S. dollar and share price volatility, research showed on Friday. Investment in renewable energy such as wind and solar power and biomass fell to $53 billion in April to … Continue reading Investment in renewable energy such as wind energy and solar power fell to $53 billion in April to June

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Scatec Solar to build first large scale photovoltaic solar power plant in Mali

Mali now becomes the first country to install the largest solar energy grid-connected power plant in the region. An historic agreement to Build-Own-and Operate West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant was signed here today by Norwegian company Scatec Solar (http://www.scatecsolar.com)  and its partners, the Malian Ministry of Energy and Water and Electricité du Mali … Continue reading Scatec Solar to build first large scale photovoltaic solar power plant in Mali

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Enel Green Power and Endesa Chile sign a renewable energy PPA

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“Enel Green Power”), acting through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda (“Enel Green Power Chile”), and Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA (“Endesa Chile”) have signed a long-term agreement for around 25 years of energy supply and sale of green certificates connected to a geothermal project and a photovoltaic project in … Continue reading Enel Green Power and Endesa Chile sign a renewable energy PPA

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Solar energy in Chile: EGP Begins Construction of New Photovotaic Plant

Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has begun construction of the new Finis Terrae solar photovoltaic power plant in Chile.With a total installed capacity of 160 MW, Finis Terrae, once completed, will be the largest solar photovoltaic park in Chile.   The facility is located in the Antofagasta region and is owned by five special purpose companies … Continue reading Solar energy in Chile: EGP Begins Construction of New Photovotaic Plant

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Oman to Build Concentrated Solar Power Plant to Extract Oil

One gigawatt solar thermal project for oil production establishes oil industry as the next major market for solar energy. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the leader in solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR), today announced plans to build one of the world’s largest solar plants. … Continue reading Oman to Build Concentrated Solar Power Plant to Extract Oil

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Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems expands research and development on energy storage

Since being founded more than 30 years ago, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has covered a wide range of complementary technologies, optimally preparing it for the challenges facing the energy transformation. In addition to solar technology research, the systemic aspects and questions regarding energy storage also played a role right from the … Continue reading Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems expands research and development on energy storage

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Dominican Republic’s Sustainable Energy Resources

The Dominican Republic’s energy sector is at a crossroads. Currently, the country depends on fossil fuel imports for 86% of its electricity generation, bringing enormous economic and environmental costs and necessitating a transition to a more sustainable energy system. In 2011, the Dominican Republic spent 8.6% of its GDP on fossil fuel imports. Electricity prices in the country … Continue reading Dominican Republic’s Sustainable Energy Resources

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Solar energy and wind power can help meet future needs in Tanzania

Tanzania has immense solar energy and wind power potential that could provide much-needed energy for the developing nation, according to preliminary findings from a World Bank renewable energy resource mapping project. The country’s resources suitable for solar power generation are estimated to be equivalent to those of Spain, and areas of high wind power potential … Continue reading Solar energy and wind power can help meet future needs in Tanzania

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Botswana seeks bids to build solar energy plants for mines

Botswana’s government launched a bidding process on Tuesday to construct solar power plants near its huge Jwaneng diamond mine and for the nation’s northwest, where copper assets are being developed. “This invitation … is a request for expression of interest to construct, operate, maintain and decommission at the end of its economic life, a scalable … Continue reading Botswana seeks bids to build solar energy plants for mines

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Obama Aims To Make Solar Power More Affordable

The Obama administration hopes to make solar power more affordable for low- and middle-income Americans. It’s announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for home owners and a program to help renters. The White House recently pledged that the U.S. would get 20 percent … Continue reading Obama Aims To Make Solar Power More Affordable

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Wind power Gamesa enters the Indian solar power

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement for the development of 10 MW of solar power in India. This project, which will be commissioned in September, represents Gamesa’s initial foray into the photovoltaic solar sector. Gamesa’s recently-unveiled 2015-2017 Business Plan contemplates analysis of businesses that complement its traditional business, … Continue reading Wind power Gamesa enters the Indian solar power

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Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant

Austria has launched legal action against the European Commission over its backing of British plans for the 16 billion pound development of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, Chancellor Werner Faymann said.   The project, to be built by French utility EDF at Hinkley Point in southwest England, is crucial for Britain’s plan to replace … Continue reading Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant

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Adani Group to set up 648 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Tamil Nadu

Gujarat-based Adani group on Saturday signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu government to supply 648 MW of solar power from its five solar power parks to be set up at an outlay of Rs.4,536 crore, said the state government. The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) has signed an agreement with the … Continue reading Adani Group to set up 648 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Tamil Nadu

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Zhong Fa Zhan Develops the Solar Thermal Business in China

Zhong Fa Zhan Holdings Limited (“Zhong Fa Zhan” / “ZFZ” or “the Group”; Stock Code:475) announced that on 1 July 2015, ZFZ and each of the Subscribers entered into the Subscription Agreements pursuant to which the Company has agreed to (i) allot and issue to Suncool AB (a Sweden Company under ClimateWell) 6,000,000 new Shares, … Continue reading Zhong Fa Zhan Develops the Solar Thermal Business in China

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IRENA platform supports renewable energy innovation

Policy makers and other energy sector players can now access the world’s largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patents, thanks to a new online platform launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy platform, also known as INSPIRE, is the first and most complete … Continue reading IRENA platform supports renewable energy innovation

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Solar power makes sustainable life in Tajikistan

Renewable energy currently provides the main hope that the world can avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change.   But in addition to its bigger picture promise, renewable technologies can help solve the pressing social and environmental problems of local communities without requiring complex gadgets or significant investment. In late December 2014, the village of … Continue reading Solar power makes sustainable life in Tajikistan

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Photovoltaic solar energy to supply record of 15% of UK’s power

A spokeswoman for the Solar Trade Association who works to promote the benefits of solar energy, said: “More and more solar is installed every day, it is likely that a new record is set every time we have good conditions now – and this week certainly is having them.”   The STA who made the … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy to supply record of 15% of UK’s power

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China plans to double global capacity of wind power, solar power

Government analysis of recent UN climate pledge says renewable deployment could be radically accelerated by 2030. More than half of power capacity installed in 2014 was renewable. China will be installing clean energy capacity equivalent to the UK’s national grid every year between 2020 and 2030, according to its National Centre for Climate Change Strategy. … Continue reading China plans to double global capacity of wind power, solar power

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India’s $100 billion push into solar energy

India’s $100 billion push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector.   The money pouring into India’s solar industry is likely to be soaked up by foreign-organized projects such as one run … Continue reading India’s $100 billion push into solar energy

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