Category Archives: Other renewables

Renewables, wind power and solar energy, 75% of new US capacity Q1

A combination of wind energy, solar power, geothermal energy and hydropower together provided over 75.43 per cent of the 1,229MW of new generating capacity placed into service during the first quarter of 2015, according to FERC. The balance (302MW) was provided by natural gas.   America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its latest … Continue reading Renewables, wind power and solar energy, 75% of new US capacity Q1

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Allianz Climate Solutions, Fraunhofer ISE and VDE Institute Partner up to Offer Integrated Financial & Technical Services for Solar Energy

Solar photovoltaic (PV) projects worldwide must demonstrate a high level of quality and performance that can be relied on by investors, commercial banks and insurance companies. To meet this demand, Allianz Climate Solutions, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), and the VDE Testing and Certification Institute (VDE Institute) have entered into a partnership … Continue reading Allianz Climate Solutions, Fraunhofer ISE and VDE Institute Partner up to Offer Integrated Financial & Technical Services for Solar Energy

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Trina Solar Announces New Efficiency Record for Photovoltaic Multi-Crystalline Silicon Modules

Trina Solar Limited , a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, today announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record for high efficiency p-type multi-crystalline silicon PV modules.   Trina Solar’s Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon module reached a new module efficiency … Continue reading Trina Solar Announces New Efficiency Record for Photovoltaic Multi-Crystalline Silicon Modules

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Chinese Suppliers Continued to Lead the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Module Market in 2014, IHS Says

According to a new report from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, with shipments of 23.7 gigawatts (GWs) the top 10 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers grew their combined market share slightly last year, from 48 percent in 2013 to 49 percent in 2014. Boasting the largest domestic … Continue reading Chinese Suppliers Continued to Lead the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Module Market in 2014, IHS Says

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Kazakhstan starts solar power plant

In spite of the northern longitude of the geographical location of Kazakhstan, the country’s solar energy resources are stable and favorable, according to officials. Concentrated solar thermal power is particularly well-suited to this country, which has one of the highest per capita solar insolation. Kazakhstan, which is rich in natural resources—particularly oil, natural gas, and … Continue reading Kazakhstan starts solar power plant

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Masdar opens solar power hub to boost R&D in renewables

Masdar and its educational unit the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have collaborated to launch the Masdar Solar Hub to expedite the development of solar energy  technologies. The new hub aims to support Abu Dhabi’s efforts to achieve its ambitions for solar energy development and deployment through research and development of solar photovoltaic, solar … Continue reading Masdar opens solar power hub to boost R&D in renewables

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Peugeot selects Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power plant as backdrop for new 308 R Hybrid ad campaign

The Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power plant, owned by Torresol Energy and designed and build by SENER, is chosen once again as the backdrop for an ad campaign.    This time, the car manufacturer Peugeot is advertising its new 308 R Hybrid among the heliostats of the innovative thermoelectric plant. The model will make its debut … Continue reading Peugeot selects Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power plant as backdrop for new 308 R Hybrid ad campaign

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IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

A comprehensive platform to facilitate the effective development of renewable energy projects worldwide is now available online. The Project Navigator tool, launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support the successful completion of their projects.   Many promising renewable … Continue reading IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

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Lester R. Brown: The Great Energy Transition to Solar Power and Wind Energy Is Underway

The worldwide transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel resources shrink, as air pollution worsens, and as concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, oil and natural gas, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled largely by coal … Continue reading Lester R. Brown: The Great Energy Transition to Solar Power and Wind Energy Is Underway

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Wind power and solar energy could help Australia generate 100 percent of its power by renewable energy by 2050

The falling costs of carbon-free technologies such as wind energy and solar power could help Australia generate 100 percent of its power by renewable energy resources by 2050, a new report revealed on Tuesday.   Research by the Australian National University (ANU) said a fully green-powered society was possible if there were clear and stable … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy could help Australia generate 100 percent of its power by renewable energy by 2050

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SunPower starts 86 MW solar power plant in South Africa

SunPower has started construction of its third solar power project under South Africa’s renewable energy program REIPPP.   The 86-megawatt peak (MWp) solar power plant is being installed at Prieska in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Last year SunPower completed two projects under REIPPPP, which is short for Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. … Continue reading SunPower starts 86 MW solar power plant in South Africa

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DEWA confirms plan for a further 800 MW of solar energy

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has confirmed the third expansion phase of its solar power.   The utility expects to tender the 800MW project in the third quarter of 2015 and is accepting proposals for a project consultant from 1 April to 3 May 2015. It comes just weeks after DEWA increased the share … Continue reading DEWA confirms plan for a further 800 MW of solar energy

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China adds 5.04 GW photovoltaic solar power capacity in Q1

China added 5.04 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) power generation capacity in the first three months of 2015, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday.   The amount includes 4.38 GW from PV power stations and 0.66 GW from distributed PV power projects, according to NEA figures. China’s cumulative installed capacity for solar PV … Continue reading China adds 5.04 GW photovoltaic solar power capacity in Q1

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Morocco renewable energy sources: wind energy and solar power

Morocco is driven by the fact that it imports almost 94 per cent of its energy requirements and the burden this entails on its economy. At the same time Morocco is endowed by good potential in hydroelectricity in addition to its high solar power and wind energy potential.     The country is aware that … Continue reading Morocco renewable energy sources: wind energy and solar power

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Enel Green Power is reinforced in South Africa with additional 425 MW of wind power

Enel Green Power is reinforced in South Africa with additional 425MW of wind power. And its presence in Africa is also the prelude to a possible growth in Asia and the Pacific, with geothermal, wind, solar and hydropower projects.   “Asia is our next step”, said Enel Green Power’s CEO Francesco Venturini in a recent … Continue reading Enel Green Power is reinforced in South Africa with additional 425 MW of wind power

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South Africa aims for another 1,100 MW of wind energy, solar power

South Africa aims to increase its installed renewable energy capacity to 9,600 megawatts (MW) by 2030 from just 1,600 MW now, out of a total capacity of 44,175 MW.     South Africa will build 13 renewable projects to supply an extra 1,121 megawatts of electricity, the energy minister said, in a bid to ease … Continue reading South Africa aims for another 1,100 MW of wind energy, solar power

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Acciona considers listing renewable energy business in Europe

Acciona Energia Internacional has a net generating capacity of around 2,200 megawatts in wind energy, photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power plants in 11 countries including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Poland and South Africa. Acciona is considering listing its renewable energy business in Europe, instead of the United States as it had … Continue reading Acciona considers listing renewable energy business in Europe

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ET Solar to Build 70 MWp Solar Power Plant in the Philippines

ET Solar, a leading smart energy solutions provider, announces that it has executed an agreement to build a 70 MWp solar power project in the Philippines, along with local partner GATE SOLAR PHILIPPINES CORP., a leading renewable energy developer.   ET Solar is partnering with GATE SOLAR PHILIPPINES CORP. to develop, invest, finance, construct, and … Continue reading ET Solar to Build 70 MWp Solar Power Plant in the Philippines

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Integrated hydrogen system for tidal energy storage

EMEC has procured an electrolyser to convert power generated at its tidal test site in Orkney to hydrogen fuel.  The ground-breaking new project will pilot the storage of electricity from different forms of renewables, overcoming island grid constraints.   ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, has won a competitive tender to supply … Continue reading Integrated hydrogen system for tidal energy storage

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Gaza to get 30 MW of solar energy

The Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) have signed an agreement with Palestinian American US based renewable energy company.   “We signed an agreement on Thursday with the U.S.-based Samaha company, which is owned by a Palestinian businessman, to provide the enclave with 30 megawatts of solar power,” PEA spokesman Ahmed Abul-Omrein said at a press conference. … Continue reading Gaza to get 30 MW of solar energy

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