Category Archives: Other renewables

New U.N. climate fund to take risks to promote renewable energy

A new United Nations fund set up to help developing nations tackle climate change will take bigger risks than many international lenders to promote innovative green technologies, the head of the fund said on Friday.   Hela Cheikhrouhou, executive director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), told Reuters that donor pledges of $10.2 billion so … Continue reading New U.N. climate fund to take risks to promote renewable energy

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Ikea allocates EUR 600m more for wind energy and solar power

IKEA, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to spend 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) on renewable energy and steps to help poor nations cope with climate change, the latest example of firms upstaging governments in efforts to slow warming.   Chief Executive Peter Agnefjall said the measures would “absolutely not” push up prices at the … Continue reading Ikea allocates EUR 600m more for wind energy and solar power

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will now operate from one of the UAE’s most sustainable buildings

High-level officials from around the world gathered in Masdar City today to celebrate the official inauguration of the permanent headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The event celebrated the history and achievements of the Agency since its foundation in 2009, while recognizing the move as the latest milestone in the global clean energy … Continue reading International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will now operate from one of the UAE’s most sustainable buildings

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Potential for floating photovoltaic solar energy in Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia has huge potential for floating photovoltaic systems with a total of 78 suitable lakes identified so far, a Tenaga Nasional Bhd green technology researcher said. “These lakes have a combined surface area of 1,001.9 sq km, and if we take up just 10 per cent of the total surface to fix floating photovoltaic … Continue reading Potential for floating photovoltaic solar energy in Malaysia

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82 MW of SunEdison photovoltaic solar energy projects in Honduras

NEXTracker, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced single axis photovoltaic trackers, announced the completion of tracker commissioning for the SunEdison 82 megawatt Pacifico and Choluteca solar power plants in Honduras.  SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, developed and built the system. “SunEdison’s experience outfitting projects with NEXTracker … Continue reading 82 MW of SunEdison photovoltaic solar energy projects in Honduras

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Acciona to expand renewable energy in southern Africa

Spanish renewable energy firm Acciona aims to intensify its footprint in the green energy business in Southern Africa to ride the wave of a market it sees trebling by 2050, an official said on Tuesday.   The Madrid-listed firm last year linked its solar plant in South Africa’s Northern Cape to the ailing power grid, … Continue reading Acciona to expand renewable energy in southern Africa

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India’s renewable energy capacity is 33,000 MW

India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has set ambitious renewable energy (RE) targets of 100,000 MW of solar power, 60,000 MW of wind power, 10,000 MW of energy from biomass and 5,000 MW from small hydroelectric projects (175 GW of total renewables) by 2022. Currently, India’s clean energy capacity is 33,000 MW.   Improving education … Continue reading India’s renewable energy capacity is 33,000 MW

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China’s investment in renewable energy soars

China invested more than US$89 billion in renewable energy projects in the country in 2014 – a growth of 31% on the previous year, according to a detailed report on the country’s energy sector.   The soaring increase is revealed in a report by the US government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). But it adds that … Continue reading China’s investment in renewable energy soars

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Renewable Energy Must Be Key Component of U.S. Energy Policy

Energy industry leaders will meet today in Washington D.C., to discuss renewable energy as an important component of U.S. energy policy – key to addressing the issues of climate change, energy security, and economic development. According to an earlier IRENA report released earlier this year, the U.S. can increase the use of renewable energy in … Continue reading Renewable Energy Must Be Key Component of U.S. Energy Policy

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European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) Rebrands as SolarPower Europe

Members of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) voted Thursday to rebrand the organisation as SolarPower Europe.   Members of the group voted 100% in favour of the name change, with CEO James Watson noting: “This is a true endorsement of a new era in the rapid evolution of solar power in Europe. Our organisation … Continue reading European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) Rebrands as SolarPower Europe

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Solar Energy Corporation of India announces 28 solar power projects under JNNSM

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a list of 28 solar power projects that form the first batch of projects sanctioned under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The projects with a total capacity of 505 megawatts are to come up in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.     And the total … Continue reading Solar Energy Corporation of India announces 28 solar power projects under JNNSM

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Solar Impulse begins Pacific adventure with photovoltaic solar energy

The Solar Impulse 2 plane took off early on Sunday for a six day and night journey over the Pacific Ocean, on the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe. Needless to mention that the plane is powered by the Sun only.   The revolutionary plane flown by Andre Borschberg, left the … Continue reading Solar Impulse begins Pacific adventure with photovoltaic solar energy

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Egypt to build 2 solar energy plants in Congo

The Egyptian government plans to establish two solar power plants, worth $6m, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a capacity of 2 MW, in the framework of Egypt’s commitment to help Congo in its development process.   A government source revealed that the costs for the plant will be provided through the Egyptian … Continue reading Egypt to build 2 solar energy plants in Congo

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China, LatAm should cooperate to promote renewable energy: Chinese minister

China and Latin America should cooperate to promote the development of clean energy as both sides are going through similar development phases, China’s Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang said. “Both need to develop clean energy and we can cooperate and support each other to promote the development of clean energy, to reduce CO2 … Continue reading China, LatAm should cooperate to promote renewable energy: Chinese minister

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Canadian Solar Supplies Modules to Turkey’s Largest Photovoltaic PV Solar Power Plant

Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has supplied modules to Turkey’s largest PV project, the Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone PV Plant.   The 7.5 MW (AC) ground-mounted PV plant is located in one of Turkey’s largest industrial zones, the Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone (KOIZ). The plant uses … Continue reading Canadian Solar Supplies Modules to Turkey’s Largest Photovoltaic PV Solar Power Plant

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Suntech and Gunkul Engineering collaborate on 63 MW of photovoltaic solar energy projects in Thailand

Suntech has announced today that it will supply approximately 63 megawatts (MW) of solar panels to 8 separate Gunkul Engineering projects being constructed across Thailand. The projects are expected to be grid connected and operational by the end of 2015. “Suntech has shipped more than 260MW of panels to various projects throughout Thailand. Working side-by-side, … Continue reading Suntech and Gunkul Engineering collaborate on 63 MW of photovoltaic solar energy projects in Thailand

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Potential of renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan exceeds 12,000 megawatts

Wind energy accounts for 4,500 megawatts, biomass – 1,500 megawatts, geothermal energy – 800 megawatts, and the remaining 350 megawatts from small hydro power plants. Despite the fact, that solar power is most profitable in comparison with other alternative resources in Azerbaijan now, the difference between solar and wind energy is not drastic. Moreover, a … Continue reading Potential of renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan exceeds 12,000 megawatts

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California’s wind energy production remains on target

Contrary to the claims of a few media outlets that there is “a serious problem” with low wind energy production in California and other Western states during the first months of 2015, wind levels during this time were not outside of normal variations. Wind generation seasonal patterns by region (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) It … Continue reading California’s wind energy production remains on target

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