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2020, the year of the ‘greenest’ energy thanks to the record in wind energy and photovoltaic generation in Spain

Renewables represent 44% of the national total and increase their generation by 12.8% compared to 2019. The CO2 equivalent emissions associated with the production of electricity are reduced by 27.8%, reaching the lowest value since records are available (2007).53.8% of the Spanish generation park is renewable, with wind energy being the first technology installed in … Continue reading 2020, the year of the ‘greenest’ energy thanks to the record in wind energy and photovoltaic generation in Spain

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13,400 solar panels on a lake: RWE constructs its first floating photovoltaic project

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies for renewable energy, is to construct its first floating photovoltaic (PV) project. The Amer floating PV project consists of 13,400 solar panels that will float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands’ province of Noord-Brabant. After completion, the innovative PV project will … Continue reading 13,400 solar panels on a lake: RWE constructs its first floating photovoltaic project

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Iberdrola consolidates its renewable leadership in Extremadura: 750 MW of new photovoltaic plants in the pipeline

They represent a combined investment of 420 million euros and their construction will generate employment for 1,700 professionals, contributing to the demographic challenge in the region. The Tagus project (380 MW) will be located in Alcántara and is expected to enter into operation between 2022 and 2023. The Cedillo plant (375 MW), located between Alcántara … Continue reading Iberdrola consolidates its renewable leadership in Extremadura: 750 MW of new photovoltaic plants in the pipeline

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Agrivoltaics, new sustainable solutions at the local level

A new experimental program in Europe, to find the best farming and animal husbandry solutions to integrate with large photovoltaic plants, in order to foster sustainable land management. Photovoltaic plants constructed in rural areas do not necessarily need to take away precious land from farming activities. Indeed, energy efficiency can be combined with the sustainable … Continue reading Agrivoltaics, new sustainable solutions at the local level

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Iberdrola starts the biggest photovoltaic plant in Castilla y León

In the region the company is to develop more than 2,400 renewable MW – from wind power and photovoltaic – in the coming years for which it will allocate investments of €2 billion. Iberdrola continues to lead in the roll-out of renewable projects, with the commencement of the proceedings for the project at Otero PV … Continue reading Iberdrola starts the biggest photovoltaic plant in Castilla y León

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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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