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Rooftop photovoltaic solar now a major player in Australia’s grid, but households need more batteries

Rooftop solar is now the fourth latest source of electricity in Australia, and a major player in the grid that is unparalleled in the rest of the world, but the need to encourage Australians to work with the grid rather than get off it is becoming more urgent. Residential solar now accounts for 11.2 per … Continue reading Rooftop photovoltaic solar now a major player in Australia’s grid, but households need more batteries

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Do photovoltaic solar panels work on cloudy days?

Solar panels continue to generate clean, renewable electricity even on gloomy days. This is good news, considering few places in the world enjoy dazzling sunshine all year round. But how do solar panels work when it’s cloudy, what effect does this have on generation, and how do we build solar projects to make them as … Continue reading Do photovoltaic solar panels work on cloudy days?

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Seven countries now generate 100% of their electricity from renewable energy

Seven countries now generate nearly all of their electricity from renewable energy sources, according to newly compiled figures. Albania, Bhutan, Nepal, Paraguay, Iceland, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo produced more than 99.7 per cent of the electricity they consumed using geothermal, hydro, solar or wind power. Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) … Continue reading Seven countries now generate 100% of their electricity from renewable energy

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José Manuel Entrecanales: “it is worrying that the US and Europe only install 20% of the new wind power and photovoltaic capacity in the world”

José Manuel Entrecanales, chairman and CEO of ACCIONA, stated today that “it is worrying that the US, Europe, and other advanced economies only installed 20% of the world’s new renewable energy capacity in 2023,” when their share of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) exceeds 50%. In a panel discussion during the International Renewable Energy … Continue reading José Manuel Entrecanales: “it is worrying that the US and Europe only install 20% of the new wind power and photovoltaic capacity in the world”

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EWEC issues request for proposals for 1,500 MW Khazna solar photovoltaic independent power project

EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company), a leading company in the integrated planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to qualified developers and consortiums that have expressed interest in developing the 1,500-megawatt (MW) Khazna Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project, located in the Al Khazna area … Continue reading EWEC issues request for proposals for 1,500 MW Khazna solar photovoltaic independent power project

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Curtailment of wind power and photovoltaic increase 219% as of March in Chile

Energy losses increase and reach more than 18% of the country’s wind and solar production in the first quarter The so-called energy discharges increased by 219% in the first three months of the year and already represent more than 54% of everything that was lost in 2023. The lack of growth in demand and gaps … Continue reading Curtailment of wind power and photovoltaic increase 219% as of March in Chile

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Uriel Renovables connects the first hybrid photovoltaic-biogas plant in Spain

Uriel Renovables has connected the first megawatt of its photovoltaic installation to the Montemarta Cónica Comprehensive Urban Solid Waste Treatment Center, located in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville).The project combines the energy generated by landfill biogas with that of solar modules, located in already closed waste disposal vessels.Uriel Renovables, a Spanish renewable energy company with a … Continue reading Uriel Renovables connects the first hybrid photovoltaic-biogas plant in Spain

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Home energy storage for photovoltaics is booming in the US.

Alexis de Tocqueville, the French diplomat and famous observer of America, noted in 1840 that in democratic countries such as the US, a citizen’s independence “fills him with self-reliance and pride amongst his equals”. That same spirit might have been expected to help make the US a global leader in residential solar power, with homeowners … Continue reading Home energy storage for photovoltaics is booming in the US.

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Commission supports European photovoltaic manufacturing sector with new European Solar Charter

The Commission is today stepping up its efforts to support the solar sector in Europe through the European Solar Charter. Signed today in the margins of the informal Energy Council meeting by the Commission – represented by EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson – energy ministers from 23 EU countries and industry representatives, the charter … Continue reading Commission supports European photovoltaic manufacturing sector with new European Solar Charter

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Kyrgyzstan launches construction of 400 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Issyk-Kul region

In a stride towards energy independence, Akylbek Zhaparov, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Head of the Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, laid the foundation capsule for the construction of a colossal solar power plant. The plant, boasting a capacity of 400 megawatts, is set to be erected in the Kara-Talaa … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan launches construction of 400 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Issyk-Kul region

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Photovoltaics inject 76,000 euros per megawatt into towns with tax collection in Spain

The installation of a photovoltaic plant is a money-generating activity for local entities through taxation. UNEF estimates about 76,000 euros per megawatt over the entire useful life of the plant, about 25 years.The installation of a photovoltaic plant is an income-generating activity for local entities due to different tax figures. Overall, a town council receives … Continue reading Photovoltaics inject 76,000 euros per megawatt into towns with tax collection in Spain

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The largest photovoltaic plant in the world in India, Bhadla Solar Park, has 2,245 MW, 10 million solar panels and occupies an area of 5 thousand hectares

The world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) plant extends over more than 5,700 hectares (57 km²). With a total capacity of 2,245 MW, it is among the largest solar parks in the world. Its presence recently helped Rajasthan overtake Karnataka as the Indian state with the largest installed solar capacity.India has the largest solar plant in the … Continue reading The largest photovoltaic plant in the world in India, Bhadla Solar Park, has 2,245 MW, 10 million solar panels and occupies an area of 5 thousand hectares

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The 531 MW Mendubim photovoltaic plant inaugurated in Brazil

The Mendubim Solar Complex, the largest photovoltaic project in Rio Grande do Norte, was inaugurated in the municipality of Assu. With investments of R$ 2.1 billion, the project has 531 MW of installed power. The complex consists of 13 floors and occupies an area of 1,200 hectares, the equivalent of 1,200 football fields. Construction began … Continue reading The 531 MW Mendubim photovoltaic plant inaugurated in Brazil

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A 605 MW photovoltaic plant in Germany is now the largest solar power plant in Europe

A 605 megawatt (MW) project in Germany has been awarded the title of the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe, displacing a photovoltaic plant in Spain from first place. The Witznitz solar park near Leipzig, which is not subsidized by the state, is owned by the German investment company HANSAINVEST Real Assets. It has been continuously … Continue reading A 605 MW photovoltaic plant in Germany is now the largest solar power plant in Europe

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Distributed solar photovoltaic and storage: a beacon of security and hope

In early March, a group of Wood Mackenzie volunteers spent several days in central Puerto Rico through a partnership with non-profit organisation Let’s Share the Sun. The partnership ties in directly with our internal Thrive programme, which creates a positive impact on employees and the broader community through its four pillars: community engagement, wellness, sustainability, … Continue reading Distributed solar photovoltaic and storage: a beacon of security and hope

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Soltec sells a 400 MW photovoltaic project to Casa dos Ventos in Brazil

Of the 13 GW that Soltec has under development worldwide, 6.4 GW are located in Brazil.Soltec has announced the 100% sale of a 400 MWac project in Brazil, located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The purchasing company is Casa dos Ventos, one of the main renewable energy entities in the country. As … Continue reading Soltec sells a 400 MW photovoltaic project to Casa dos Ventos in Brazil

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Photovoltaics in Suriname favors development

The rural microgrid photovoltaic project, undertaken by Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) in Suriname, is in line with the country’s energy strategy and has improved the lives of people in disadvantaged inland areas, said the Minister of Natural Resources of Suriname, David Abiamofo. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Abiamofo explained that power supply … Continue reading Photovoltaics in Suriname favors development

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From solar photovoltaic and wind energy to electric vehicles: How China is overproducing green technology

China faces increased scrutiny from the West for its aggressive export practices: overcapacity and huge subsidies. The United States and the EU are working to ensure that their clean energy sectors are not eliminated by unfair competition. United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned China last weekend against overproducing clean-energy products such as solar panels, wind turbines … Continue reading From solar photovoltaic and wind energy to electric vehicles: How China is overproducing green technology

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Naturgy starts three new photovoltaic plants in Castilla-La Mancha with 150 MW

The Group will invest more than 76 million euros in the Zorita I and Zorita II facilities, in Guadalajara, and Ocaña, in Toledo, which will increase renewable power in the region by 150 MW. The new plants will produce around 310 GWh of energy per year and will help avoid the emission of more than … Continue reading Naturgy starts three new photovoltaic plants in Castilla-La Mancha with 150 MW

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Repsol completes the construction of Frye Solar in the United States, its largest photovoltaic solar plant

Frye Solar, located in Kress (Texas), is the largest solar project built by Repsol, with nearly one million panels, a total installed capacity of 637 MW and 570 MW currently in operation.The facility has a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) associated with it.Repsol is already operating two other solar power plants in the United States, … Continue reading Repsol completes the construction of Frye Solar in the United States, its largest photovoltaic solar plant

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