Category Archives: Other renewables


First Solar, XSOL establish photovoltaic supply agreement in Japan

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), the leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions, and XSOL Co., Ltd., a leading distributor and integrator of solar systems in Japan, today announced that they have signed an agreement to supply First Solar’s cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film modules in Japan. The agreement targets installation of 100 megawatts […]

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Renewable Energy to represent 12% of South Africa's energy mix in 2020

Abengoa will invest $10,000 million in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Chile

Spanish company Abengoa is behind the first concentrated solar power (CSP) 24/7 in the world, already built in region II. Spanish company Abengoa is behind the first concentrated solar power (CSP) 24/7 in the world, already built in region II. Plan includes other units lift of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP), which will be the first renewable energy based energy form. $ 10,000 million, a figure that far exceeds the cost of development a central like mega Alto Maipo, or even Hidroaysén Castilla-is what in Chile plans to invest in the Spanish company Abengoa in new generating renewable energy. All over a period […]

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Chile wants to generate 20 percent from renewable energy: wind power, Concentrated Solar Power, PV and Geothermal Energy

Chile is one of the most lively renewable energy markets in Latin America and is a solid nation that is evolving and had ambitious targets. Enel Green Power has a portfolio of 272 megawatts of installed hydro and wind power capacity in the country and is currently completing the construction of the Diego de Almagro […]

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MIT researchers develop a new solar energy receiver that turns solar power into steam

Concentrated Solar Power could benefit from this structure for small-scale or low temperature applications Scientists developed a new material structure, using a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam, which generates steam by soaking up the sun.   The product is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits […]

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How to power California with wind energy, water and solar energy

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices. A Stanford study outlines how power from facilities such as the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power in California’s Mojave Desert can be part of the state’s renewable energy future. Imagine a […]

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FRV announces financial close of the “Jacinta” solar photovoltaic plant in Uruguay

FRV announced the financialclosing of a 65 megawatt photovoltaic plant in Uruguay, the Jacinta solar farm in Salto Department in northwestern region of the country. The announcement follows the signing of a $70 million project finance arrangement with DNB Group and Intesa Sanpaolo, along with $24 million of additional funding tranche from Santander through its […]

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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) is becoming a high-growth mainstream energy source in emerging markets

Increased focus on curbing the emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants is fuelling the global solar power market. Coupled with favourable legislation and the need to enhance energy self-sufficiency and security, these factors will help the solar power market grow rapidly. While sale volumes are primarily concentrated in Asia-Pacific, there is a definite upward […]

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Solar power plant for Burkina Faso

Windiga Energy has signed an investment agreement with the government of Burkina Faso to “become the first independent solar energy producer” in the country. Windiga said Siemens Energy Smart Generation Solutions has been selected to build and operate the 20-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) plant in Zina, 200 kilometres west of the nation’s capital Ouagadougou, which the […]

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Solar power and wind energy comprised a majority of new new generating capacity in the first half of 2014

Renewable energy continues growing its share of new electricity generation in the U.S. According to the latest  Energy Infrastructure Update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, solar and wind energy constituted more than half of the new generating capacity in the country for the first half of 2014.  Solar and wind energy combined for 1.83 […]

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Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia’s targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and storage. But Professor Larkins is several years behind developments in renewable energy and its integration into electricity grids. In fact, we already […]

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