Category Archives: Other renewables

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IRENA Estimates Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology have published a joint working paper examining the potential for renewable power generation based on resource availability in Africa. The paper, titled ‘Estimating the Renewable Energy Potential in Africa: A GIS-based approach,’ presents a methodology for: quantifying the power generation potential for solar […]

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Novatec Solar and BASF start operations of Concentrated Solar Power demonstration plant with new molten salt technology

Novatec Solar and BASF have successfully commissioned a solar thermal demonstration plant based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as DMS technology. Novatec Solar and BASF have successfully commissioned a solar thermal demonstration plant based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as direct molten salt or DMS technology. The […]

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Egypt to generate 8 GW from solar power, wind energy

overcome energy shortages. Egypt will fix feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in early October as it aims to increase power generated from renewable energy sources, according to declarations made by Investment Minister Ashraf Salman, speaking at Al-Mal GTM conference in Cairo on Monday. He revealed that Egypt plans to generate 4 gigawatts (GW) of solar […]

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Total installed capacity of renewable energy (wind energy, hydro, geothermal energy, concentrated solar power, PV, reached 1,700 GW in 2013

The renewable energy share of electricity generation exceeded 22 per cent for the first time: with 16.4 per cent hydro, 2.9 per cent wind power, 1.8 per cent biopower and 1.1 per cent solar PV, concentrated solar power (CSP), geothermal and ocean.   In a recently published report, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) traces the […]

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ABB to Enable Integration of Wind Energy in Alaskan Island Microgrid

ABB, the leading power and automation group, will install its PowerStore, an integrated commercial flywheel technology to integrate with a battery system on Kodiak Island in Alaska to enable the integration of more renewable energy from an expanded wind farm to its microgrid and also to address stability challenges that will arise from a crane […]

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Pico Solar Energy and Solar Photovoltaic Home Systems Are Expected to Reach $2.1 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2024

Miniature solar photovoltaic systems, including pico solar and solar home systems, are moving rapidly from specialized niches for enthusiasts and early adopters into the mainstream. These systems are particularly well-suited for applications in the developing world, where they provide lighting, cell phone charging, and power for small direct current (DC) appliances in areas where the […]

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Renewable energy will be key to Paris climate change talks

As France prepares to host the make-or-break ParisClimate Conference in December 2015, and with expectations that the outcome will define global climate efforts in the future, renewable energy is increasingly taking centre stage in the climate discussion. REthinking Energy, a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency(IRENA) this week, underlines that renewables must […]

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Google Executes $145 Million Investment In SunEdison And TerraForm Power’s Largest Solar Power Plant In North America

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has agreed to provide $145 million in equity financing for the Regulus solar plant. When completed, the Regulus solar project will be SunEdison’s largest developed and constructed project in North America. Located […]

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The U.S. Added More New Capacity For Solar Power Than For Natural Gas In The First Half Of 2014

The federal government agency that collects and crunches numbers on the U.S. energy sector released data on Tuesday showing how much new utility-scale generating capacity has been added in the first six months of 2014. In it, natural gas was deemed the winner in terms of most new power plant capacity additions, with solar power […]

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The Economic and Reliability Benefits of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with Thermal Energy Storage

First published in 2012, this revised and expanded technical report incorporates the latest research on the economic and reliability benefits of CSP with thermal energy storage and serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding the design and operational attributes of CSP plants with thermal energy storage. The Concentrating Solar Power Alliance (CSPA), an advocacy organization […]

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EWEA calls on new Commissioner-designates to take the reins on Europe’s energy future

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the announcement of Alenka Bratušek as Vice President- and Commissioner-designate for Energy Union and Miguel Arias Cañete as the European Commissioner-designate for Energy and Climate Action. This team will be responsible for implementing the European Commission President-elect’s vision of an energy union in Europe and establishing the region as […]

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Novatec Solar and BASF start operations of Concentrated Solar Power demonstration plant with new molten salt technology

Novatec Solar and BASF have successfully commissioned a solar thermal demonstration plant based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as direct molten salt or DMS technology. The plant is located on the site of the solar-thermal power plant PE1 in southern Spain. The innovative feature of the new plant design is that […]

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Record Greenhouse Gas Levels Impact Atmosphere and Oceans

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide.  This is according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action against accelerating and potentially devastating climate change. […]

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