The Challenge of Wind Energy Grid Access

Obtaining access to the electrical grid is currently one of the main bottlenecks hindering the deployment of more renewable megawatts in Europe. And when I say grid access, I mean that the Transmission System Operator (TSO) of the corresponding country tells you how many megawatts and at which point of the grid you can connect … Continue reading The Challenge of Wind Energy Grid Access

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Top photovoltaic module suppliers by shipment volume in Q1, 2024

JinkoSolar, JA Solar, Trina Solar, and LONGi shipped about 63 GW of PV modules in the first quarter of 2024, accounting for over 55% of total shipments, underscoring intensified concentration. The top 10 brands collectively delivered around 98 GW, capturing nearly 86% of shipments, surpassing industry expectations. The market dominance of the top 4 brands, … Continue reading Top photovoltaic module suppliers by shipment volume in Q1, 2024

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China’s solar photovoltaic (PV) industry sees massive expansion amid challenges

In the first half of 2024, China’s solar industry has shown resilience amid challenging market conditions, with over 800 billion RMB in new contracts and a flurry of project activities. Solarbe’s latest data reveals a robust performance across the photovoltaic supply chain, encompassing 259 manufacturing initiatives. These include 127 newly signed projects, 77 projects breaking … Continue reading China’s solar photovoltaic (PV) industry sees massive expansion amid challenges

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4,300 KM of giant submarine cable will send photovoltaic energy from Australia to Singapore

The largest photovoltaic energy transmission project in the world has just received approval from Australian environmental authorities. Known as “Australia-Asia Power Link”, this revolutionary initiative aims to send photovoltaic energy from Australia to Singapore through a 4,300 kilometer long submarine cable. Led by SunCable, the project promises to transform the way renewable energy is transmitted … Continue reading 4,300 KM of giant submarine cable will send photovoltaic energy from Australia to Singapore

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Concentrated Solar Power plant generates electricity by chasing sunlight 24 hours a day

In Guazhou County of northwest China’s Gansu Province, a Concentrating Solar Power with energy storage power station can generate power for 24 hours non-stop. Its main project has begun commissioning and will be put into operation by the end of this year, according to the China Three Gorges Corporation. The solar thermal energy storage power … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power plant generates electricity by chasing sunlight 24 hours a day

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Brazil can install up to 96 GW of offshore wind energy by 2050

Brazil has a technical potential of more than 1,200 GW in offshore wind energy, according to a World Bank study. The research, carried out by DNV, suggests that the country could install up to 96 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050, provided appropriate strategies are implemented and key infrastructure is improved. The report “Scenarios … Continue reading Brazil can install up to 96 GW of offshore wind energy by 2050

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Curtailment: Europe throws 4,260 million of wind power and photovoltaic energy through the grid

Green energy discharges reach historic highs and are now equivalent to all Spanish photovoltaic production in three months European electricity networks cannot cope. The huge amount of new renewable power to meet ambitious decarbonization goals is putting stale electricity transmission systems in a difficult position. Transportation, through electrical networks that are clearly insufficient, needs modernization … Continue reading Curtailment: Europe throws 4,260 million of wind power and photovoltaic energy through the grid

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Mozambique launches tender for solar photovoltaic and battery storage projects

Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) has announced the launch of a new tender for decentralized solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects. Funded by a grant from the German Government through the KfW Development Bank, the initiative is part of the GET FiT Mozambique program aimed at improving the … Continue reading Mozambique launches tender for solar photovoltaic and battery storage projects

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Repsol and EDF Renewables sign an agreement for Spain and Portugal for offshore wind power

Repsol and EDF Renovables have reached an exclusivity agreement to join forces for future offshore wind tenders in Spain and Portugal, given that the Iberian Peninsula offers significant growth opportunities. Renewable generation projects are one of the strategic pillars of Repsol’s energy transition process. To develop its portfolio of renewable projects, the company has set … Continue reading Repsol and EDF Renewables sign an agreement for Spain and Portugal for offshore wind power

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Floating offshore wind energy outlook

Offshore wind, with its high capacity factors and growing competitiveness, continues to gain increasing attention within the context of the global transition to renewable energy. In particular, floating offshore wind is gaining particular interest among stakeholders, owing both to the significant wind energy potential available in open water areas, and the broader social acceptance of … Continue reading Floating offshore wind energy outlook

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Peru has 35 photovoltaic and wind power projects in its portfolio

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Rómulo Mucho, indicated today that there is a portfolio of 35 renewable energy projects that can be developed in Peru. “We have almost 35 renewable energy projects, but that also has to require a series of permits,” he said on TV Perú. Rómulo Mucho indicated that, for this year, … Continue reading Peru has 35 photovoltaic and wind power projects in its portfolio

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Iberdrola installs two new photovoltaic plants in Portugal

The Montechoro I and II PV plants, located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, have been completed and now contribute to the country’s renewable energy production capacity. With a total installed capacity of 37 megawatts (MW) and a total annual production capacity of 56.84 GWh, the projects were awarded to Iberdrola in an auction … Continue reading Iberdrola installs two new photovoltaic plants in Portugal

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EU Elections 2024: WindEurope’s five asks for the next five years

‘The future of our prosperity must be made in Europe’ – WindEurope welcomes EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s commitment to home-grown renewables as part of the agenda for her second mandate. It’s great she’s announced a new EU Clean Competitiveness Deal. Europe’s energy intensive industries want to decarbonise. And they want to do … Continue reading EU Elections 2024: WindEurope’s five asks for the next five years

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DOE Announces Intent to Fund Solar Photovoltaic and Battery Storage for Community Healthcare Facilities and Multi-Family Housing Serving Low-and-Moderate-Income Communities in Puerto Rico

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to issue a $325 million funding opportunity for the new Programa de Comunidades Resilientes, funded by DOE’s Puerto Rico Energy Resilience Fund (PR-ERF). This new program aims to improve community-level energy resilience for vulnerable populations across Puerto Rico, funding solar and battery storage installations for … Continue reading DOE Announces Intent to Fund Solar Photovoltaic and Battery Storage for Community Healthcare Facilities and Multi-Family Housing Serving Low-and-Moderate-Income Communities in Puerto Rico

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Vestas wins order for 117 MW of wind power in the US

Vestas has received a 117 MW order for an undisclosed wind farm in the US. The order consists of 26 V150-4.5 MW™ wind turbines. The order includes the supply, delivery and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimized performance of … Continue reading Vestas wins order for 117 MW of wind power in the US

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Saudi Arabia signs deals for 30 GW domestic solar photovoltaic manufacturing

One of the deals aims to build a 20 GW ingot and wafer solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has signed two solar PV manufacturing agreements with Chinese manufacturers JinkoSolar and TCL Zhonghuan Renewable Energy. Both deals, done through joint ventures (JVs), will bring 30 GW of solar … Continue reading Saudi Arabia signs deals for 30 GW domestic solar photovoltaic manufacturing

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BYD becomes the largest manufacturer of electric vehicles

BYD surpasses Tesla to become the world’s largest electric car manufacturer in the global automobile industry.BYD, Chinese electric car manufacturer, surpasses Tesla to become the world’s largest automaker in the production of electric vehicles. Founded in 1995, China’s BYD began as a battery company and over the years has expanded its operations to include the … Continue reading BYD becomes the largest manufacturer of electric vehicles

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World’s first dual-tower Concentrated Solar Power plant boosts efficiency by 24%

Two 650-foot-tall (200-m) towers have risen in China’s Gansu Province. Combined with an array of 30,000 mirrors arranged in concentric circles, the new facility is expected to generate over 1.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity every year.While photovoltaic panels that directly convert sunlight to electricity are what most people think of when they hear the term … Continue reading World’s first dual-tower Concentrated Solar Power plant boosts efficiency by 24%

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ACP Backs Federal Grant to Boost Offshore Wind Investment in Coastal Maine and Massachusetts

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) supports a first-of-its-kind proposal by Maine and Massachusetts for the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program. The states’ joint application seeks nearly $200 million to bolster critical port infrastructure essential for unlocking the potential of offshore wind in northern New England and is the only CPRG proposal focused on … Continue reading ACP Backs Federal Grant to Boost Offshore Wind Investment in Coastal Maine and Massachusetts

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RWE secures its first offshore wind power site in Australia with a capacity of up to 2 gigawatts

RWE has been granted a feasibility licence from the Australian Government for the development of an offshore wind farm close to the Kent Group islands in the Bass Strait, off the Gippsland coast in the state of Victoria. This area is Australia’s first designated offshore wind zone. This licence approval grants RWE, a key global … Continue reading RWE secures its first offshore wind power site in Australia with a capacity of up to 2 gigawatts

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