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A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

China is a leader in wind energy, concentrated solar thermal power and, above all, photovoltaic energy. Decades earlier than originally planned, China’s power grid has reached parity in the solar power market. It means that solar energy is again cheaper than electricity in the Chinese electricity grid, an advance that can boost the prospects for … Continue reading A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

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Tesla’s photovoltaic solar energy roofs cost less than its cars

Tesla Inc. has begun taking $1,000 deposits for its remarkable solar roof tiles—to be delivered this summer at a price point that could expand the U.S. solar market. Tesla will begin with production of two of the four styles it unveiled in October: a smooth glass and a textured glass tile. Roofing a 2,000 square-foot home in New York state—with … Continue reading Tesla’s photovoltaic solar energy roofs cost less than its cars

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France installs world’s first solar road

France on Thursday inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway”, a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights of the small Normandy town of Tourouvre. The one-kilometre (half-mile) “Wattway” covered with 2,800 square metres (30,000 square feet) of resin-coated solar panels was hooked up to the local power grid as … Continue reading France installs world’s first solar road

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Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

Gamesa was recently honoured with the “Rising Star” award for its Solar EPC capabilities at the India Solar Week 2016 organized by trade journal “Solar Quarter”. The award recognises Gamesa for its proven capabilities in the renewable energy sector, after having commissioned over 68 MW of solar power in India in less than a year. … Continue reading Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

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Kuwait signs $385 mn solar energy project

Kuwait signed a contract worth 116 million dinars ($385 million) with Spain’s TSK Group on Thursday for a 50 megawatt solar energy project as part of its renewable energy drive. The oil-rich Gulf state has a multi-billion-dollar plan to meet 15 percent of power demand from renewables by 2030.   Electricity and Water Minister Ahmad … Continue reading Kuwait signs $385 mn solar energy project

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Enel Green Power will invest about US $ 600 million in solar power in Brazil

EGP has been awarded the right to sign 20-year energy supply contracts in Brazil for a total of 553 MW with its three new solar photovoltaic projects Horizonte MP (103 MW), Lapa (158 MW) and Nova Olinda (292 MW) following the “Leilão de Reserva” public tender. The addition of this award to EGP’s existing operational … Continue reading Enel Green Power will invest about US $ 600 million in solar power in Brazil

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Renewable Energy Target in Australia: 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy

Under the new deal, the RET – which was a bipartisan commitment of five  per cent clean energy by 2020 – will be cut from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy by the end of the decade.   After more than … Continue reading Renewable Energy Target in Australia: 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy

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Apple Partners With SunPower to Build Two Solar Power Projects Totaling 40 MW in China

SunPower Corporation today announced that it plans to partner with Apple to build two solar power projects totaling 40 megawatts (MW) in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures, Sichuan Province of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). When complete, the two projects will be co-owned by Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co., Ltd., SunPower’s project … Continue reading Apple Partners With SunPower to Build Two Solar Power Projects Totaling 40 MW in China

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Bahamas to develop solar power

The Bahamas government has announced the development of solar power plants for eleven of the country’s islands as part of the Carbon War Room project, which aims to speed the shift toward renewable energy.   Housing and Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett said officials are holding meetings with representatives from the CWR and the International Renewable … Continue reading Bahamas to develop solar power

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Facebook develops solar power drones

Looks like Facebook’s ambitions are of a flying variety. Code named the Aquila (that is The Eagle to you), Facebook plans on beaming down the internet to its users through that very Eagle. At its F8 developer conference today in Fort Mason, Facebook revealed plans that showcased a V shaped unmanned vehicle that has a wingspan comparable to … Continue reading Facebook develops solar power drones

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Brazilian renewable power auction set for Nov. 13

Brazil’s Ministry of Mining and Energy will hold an auction for electricity from renewable power plants on Nov. 13. In the auction, wind energy and solar power projects will compete for contracts to sell power starting in November 2018, the ministry said in the official gazette Tuesday. Developers bid down the price at which they’re … Continue reading Brazilian renewable power auction set for Nov. 13

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Nicaragua’s Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Renewable energy sources — such as the Eolo wind farm about 75 miles south of the Nicaraguan capital, Managua — generate about half of the country’s electricity. Officials predict that figure could rise to 80 percent within years.   Nicaragua produces no oil, but is a land of fierce winds, tropical sun and rumbling volcanoes. … Continue reading Nicaragua’s Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

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China builds Solar Power Photovoltaic in desert

China is building a huge photovoltaic (PV) solar power generation base in the Ulan Buh Desert, the country’s eighth largest desert, to boost new energy development.   The base is located in Dengkou County in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. A number of energy companies are expected to invest 4.9 billion yuan (797 million … Continue reading China builds Solar Power Photovoltaic in desert

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Total, SunPower build 70 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Chile

Total and SunPower Corp. announced the completion of the 70 MW PV Salvador solar energy project. PV Salvador power plant is expected to produce nearly 200 GWh of solar energy per year, enough to supply electricity to about 70,000 households in Chile. SunPower designed and constructed PV Salvador. At the 341-acre site, SunPower installed SunPower … Continue reading Total, SunPower build 70 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Chile

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Abengoa to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Advanced Water Technology (AWT) to jointly develop the world’s first large-scale desalination plant to be powered by solar energy, in Saudi Arabia.   AWT is a newly formed company … Continue reading Abengoa to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

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Acciona is awarded 600 GWh a year of wind energy and photovoltaic supply in Chile

ACCIONA Energía Chile will supply 600 gigawatts a year over 15 years to Chilean electric power distributors that operate in the Central Interconnected System (SIC) after being awarded this level of supply in the latest tender called by the country’s National Energy Commission (CNE). The electricity will be generated in non-conventional renewable energy installations – … Continue reading Acciona is awarded 600 GWh a year of wind energy and photovoltaic supply in Chile

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Dutch test SolaRoad solar photovoltaic panels on bike path

A project dubbed “SolaRoad” gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, the first SolaRoad is a bike path not far from Amsterdam. The path is built of massive, Lego-like modules of solar panels embedded in concrete, each with heavy-duty glass … Continue reading Dutch test SolaRoad solar photovoltaic panels on bike path

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Brazil’s first solar power auction to clear 500 MW

Brazil will take its first leap into commercial solar power generation on Friday with a rights auction of at least 500 megawatts of new solar energy plants, adding a new energy source as a drought reveals the danger of depending on hydropower.   Sun-kissed Brazil has one of the highest solar radiation factors in the … Continue reading Brazil’s first solar power auction to clear 500 MW

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Solar power, wind energy cost may fall to level for coal by 2020s

The cost of solar energy and onshore wind power may fall to the same level as generation from fossil fuels by the 2020s, energy consultant Poyry Oyj said in a report. Solar plants in Spain may produce electricity competitive with coal and gas as early as 2021, in Portugal by 2022 and in parts of … Continue reading Solar power, wind energy cost may fall to level for coal by 2020s

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