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Iberdrola strengthens commitment to Portugal with the latest photovoltaic auction

The company will operate in Portugal 1,158 MW hydroelectric technology, 255 MW photovoltaic, 14 MW battery storage and 92 MW of existing wind power capacity. Iberdrola showcases its competitiveness in Europe’s latest renewable capacity auctions: in Greece the company was recently awarded nearly 100 MW of new wind power capacity. Iberdrola reinforces its commitment to … Continue reading Iberdrola strengthens commitment to Portugal with the latest photovoltaic auction

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2020: The year of photovoltaic records in Spain

Photovoltaics in Spain does not stop breaking records. Just look at the evolution of production and installed capacity in recent months to see that a clear paradigm shift has occurred: from a stagnant situation for a decade to a true photovoltaic revolution.Although 2020 is not being a year to shoot rockets in general, the good … Continue reading 2020: The year of photovoltaic records in Spain

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Iberdrola will build and operate the world’s largest on site photovoltaic self-consumption system for SABIC

Iberdrola and SABIC are making progress in their respective business and sustainability strategies with the signing of a pioneering long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) whereby the energy company will provide green electricity to the industrial plant of the petrochemical multinational in La Aljorra – Cartagena, in Murcia, for the next 25 years. Based on this … Continue reading Iberdrola will build and operate the world’s largest on site photovoltaic self-consumption system for SABIC

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Acciona inaugurates the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic plant in Spain

Guillermo Fernández Vara, President of the Junta (Regional Government) of Extremadura, and ACCIONA President José Manuel Entrecanales today inaugurated the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain on the Sierra Brava reservoir (Extremadura).  The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Olga García, Regional Minister for Ecological Transition and Sustainability of the Junta de Extremadura, … Continue reading Acciona inaugurates the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic plant in Spain

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Jinko Power consortium is awarded the world’s largest solar power project in Abu Dhabi

The bidder consortium, formed by French EDF Group subsidiary, EDF Renewables and Chinese Jinko Power Technology Co., Ltd, both global leaders in renewable energy, has been awarded the Al Dhafra solar project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The future solar photovoltaic plant will be located in the region of Al Dhafra, 35 kilometers south … Continue reading Jinko Power consortium is awarded the world’s largest solar power project in Abu Dhabi

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In 2019 the solar PV market increased an estimated 12% to around 115 GW

Following a year in which global solar photovoltaics (PV) additions were stable or even contracted slightly, in 2019 the solar PV market increased an estimated 12% to around 115 GWi.1 The decade ended with strong demand in Europe, the United States and emerging markets around the world, more than making up for a substantial decline … Continue reading In 2019 the solar PV market increased an estimated 12% to around 115 GW

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New efficiency record for the innovative solar cells produced by 3SUN based on heterojunction technology

New record for Enel Green Power’s cutting-edge solar cells: 24.63% light conversion Our search for a more efficient solar panel has made significant progress. The heterojunction solar cells produced by Enel Green Power have broken the world record for efficiency, converting 24.63%. The results were certified by the ISFH, Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research … Continue reading New efficiency record for the innovative solar cells produced by 3SUN based on heterojunction technology

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Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

The African Energy Chamber addresses its heartfelt congratulations to the Republic of Togo for breaking ground on its 50 MW Mohamed Bin Zayed Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex today in Blitta. The project was launched in presence of H.E. Faure E. Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo, and Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, … Continue reading Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

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Photovoltaics (PV) has become the cheapest source of electrical power in regions with a high potential

After hydro and wind energy, PV is the third renewable energy source in terms of global capacity. The International Energy Agency expects a growth by 700 – 880 GW from 2019 to 2024. According to the forecast, PV could become the technology with the largest installed capacity by the mid 2020s. This solar resource map … Continue reading Photovoltaics (PV) has become the cheapest source of electrical power in regions with a high potential

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US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter

The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report. The figures, released Thursday morning, come from the most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight Report … Continue reading US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter

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The photovoltaic solar energy capacity will exceed 8,000 GW by 2050

Wind energy and concentrated solar power have reduced their costs significantly, but it is photovoltaic that has reduced their costs dramatically thanks to China. Annual investments of more than 7 billion would see Latin America’s photovoltaic capacity increase from the current 7 gigawatts (GW) to more than 280 GW by mid-century, although Asia, North America … Continue reading The photovoltaic solar energy capacity will exceed 8,000 GW by 2050

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Iberdrola and HEINEKEN sign a partnership to produce its products using only renewable energy

Iberdrola and HEINEKEN España have added to their commitment to sustainability as a strategic thrust in their businesses by signing the first long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) in Spain between an electricity supplier and a brewing group. The agreement signed by the two companies will contribute to the construction of a new photovoltaic plant in … Continue reading Iberdrola and HEINEKEN sign a partnership to produce its products using only renewable energy

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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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Enertis, IES and UNEF train engineers and technicians to boost the development of photovoltaic energy in Tunisia

Enertis, a specialist in the provision of consulting, engineering and quality control assurance in renewable energy projects on a global scale, has completed, in collaboration with the Instituto de Energa Solar (IES, the Institute for Solar Energy) and the Unión Española Fotovoltaica (UNEF, the Spanish Photovoltaic Union), a program for technical training for the employees … Continue reading Enertis, IES and UNEF train engineers and technicians to boost the development of photovoltaic energy in Tunisia

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Ecuador tendered wind power and photovoltaic solar energy

The Government will deliver concession contracts to private companies to build the photovoltaic plant in El Aromo and stages II and III of Villonaco.Ecuador calls private investors for the construction of electrical projects with non-conventional renewable energy such as solar and wind energy (obtained from the wind). On July 30, 2019, the promotion stage of … Continue reading Ecuador tendered wind power and photovoltaic solar energy

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Photovoltaic capacity increased to 505 GW

The annual global market for solar photovoltaics (PV) increased only slightly in 2018, but enough to surpass the 100 GW level (including on- and off-grid capacity) for the first time. Cumulative capacity increased approximately 25% to at least 505 GW; this compares to a global total of around 15 GW only a decade earlier. igher … Continue reading Photovoltaic capacity increased to 505 GW

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park adds 250MW to its 4th phase to reach 950MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an amendment to the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The amendment includes adding 250MW of photovoltaic solar panels, at a cost of 2.4 US cents per … Continue reading Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park adds 250MW to its 4th phase to reach 950MW

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Spanish PV sector registers a 145% growth in 2017, with 135 MW of new capacity installed

A total of 135 MW of new PV capacity was added in Spain in 2017, with a rise by 145% compared to the capacity installed in 2016, 55 MW. The new capacity is for self-consumption, solar plants connected to the grid and off-the-grid installations, especially for rural electrification. This growth was registered, on one hand, … Continue reading Spanish PV sector registers a 145% growth in 2017, with 135 MW of new capacity installed

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Acciona Energía has started Puerto Libertad photovoltaic complex

ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic complex, developed in a joint venture (on a 50-50 basis) with Tuto Energy in the State of Sonora (Mexico). With 404 megawatts peak power (MWp) – 317.5 MW rated capacity – the photovoltaic plant will have one of the highest capacity in Mexico and … Continue reading Acciona Energía has started Puerto Libertad photovoltaic complex

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Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants

A joint venture between Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial, led by GRS, is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants. The Lilyvale Solar Farm will have a capacity of 100 MWac, and the project will be carried out as a turnkey or EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract for global solar developer Fotowatio … Continue reading Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants

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