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Enfinity Global and Statkraft sign long-term PPA for the commercialization of 191 GWh of clean electricity per year in Italy

The portfolio, consisting of three power plants located in the Viterbo province (Lazio region), is expected to become operational in the first half of 2024. It will produce 191 GWh of clean electricity per year, enough to power 71,000 homes and offset 76,500 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the amount captured by 3,500 mature … Continue reading Enfinity Global and Statkraft sign long-term PPA for the commercialization of 191 GWh of clean electricity per year in Italy

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Iberdrola is awarded four agrovoltaic innovation projects in France

Iberdrola has been awarded four agrovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 12 megawatts (MW) in the renewable energy innovation tenders launched by the French Ministry of Energy Transition. As a prerequisite and priority, the projects focus on innovation criteria, care for the environment and improvement of agriculture and livestock farming on the land on … Continue reading Iberdrola is awarded four agrovoltaic innovation projects in France

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Acciona Energía’s largest pv complex in Spain Extremadura i, ii, and iii begins operations

ACCIONA Energía has started operations at the photovoltaic complex Extremadura I, II, and III (125MWp) in Almendralejo (Badajoz), the largest solar complex of the company in Spain. Formed by more than 230,000 photovoltaic modules, Extremadura I, II, and III will generate 257GWh of clean electricity per year, equivalent to the consumption of around 65,000 homes, … Continue reading Acciona Energía’s largest pv complex in Spain Extremadura i, ii, and iii begins operations

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Brazil hopes to have 10 GW installed in wind power and solar energy by 2023

Brazil is due to register a record in the expansion of centralized power generation capacity in 2023, with an increase of 10.3 gigawatts (GW), with more than 90% of this total in wind and solar power plants, according to a forecast of the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the regulator Aneel announced this Friday. … Continue reading Brazil hopes to have 10 GW installed in wind power and solar energy by 2023

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Decentralised Renewables Solutions Can Improve Healthcare Services for Almost 1 Billion People

Close to 1 billion people in low- and lower-middle income countries are served by healthcare facilities that lack a reliable electricity supply, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll). Access to electricity is critical for quality … Continue reading Decentralised Renewables Solutions Can Improve Healthcare Services for Almost 1 Billion People

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Ørsted to build large-scale solar PV project in Texas

Continuing its growth in onshore renewables, Ørsted has decided to build the 471 MW AC Mockingbird Solar Center in Texas. Covering an area of 4,900 acres (approx. 20 km2), Mockingbird will be able to generate enough renewable energy to power more than 80,000 homes annually, making it the largest solar PV project in Ørsted’s portfolio … Continue reading Ørsted to build large-scale solar PV project in Texas

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IRENA’s Top Ten News Pieces in 2022 Showcase Work on Global Energy Transition

Throughout the year, IRENA brings you the latest news on progress, impacts and solutions for the energy transition. Here are our top ten news pieces of 2022. Renewable Power Remains Cost Competitive amid Fossil Fuel Crisis The Renewable Power Generation Costs report shows almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than … Continue reading IRENA’s Top Ten News Pieces in 2022 Showcase Work on Global Energy Transition

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Iberdrola will install its first floating photovoltaic solar plant in Brazil

The Iberdrola group plans to install in Brazil, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, the company’s first floating photovoltaic plant in the world. The project will be built on the water surface of the Xaréu dam on the island of Fernando de Noronha, recognised by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site, where Iberdrola is developing various … Continue reading Iberdrola will install its first floating photovoltaic solar plant in Brazil

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RWE plans innovative demonstration plant for agrivoltaics

Can power be generated and land be farmed on the same site? RWE and Forschungszentrum Jülich want to demonstrate how that can work in the Rhenish lignite mining district. The plan is to generate solar power in tandem with agricultural and horticultural activities on about seven hectares of recultivated land at the edge of Garzweiler … Continue reading RWE plans innovative demonstration plant for agrivoltaics

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The EIB finances Iberdrola’s solar plants in Portugal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Iberdrola have signed a new agreement to accelerate Portugal’s energy transition via the development of new renewable energy plants. The EU bank will provide a €70 million green loan for the construction of a portfolio of projects with a total capacity of around 188 megawatts (MW). These new facilities, … Continue reading The EIB finances Iberdrola’s solar plants in Portugal

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OX2 wins auctions for solar and energy storage projects in Poland

OX2 has won auctions in Poland for a solar farm with a total installed capacity of up to 100 MW and an energy storage project with a capacity of 50 MW. Both projects are part of OX2’s portfolio and will now move forward. The solar farm that will with an installed capacity of up to … Continue reading OX2 wins auctions for solar and energy storage projects in Poland

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IEA predicts renewable energy to overtake coal by 2025

A report by the International Energy Agency says energy insecurity amid war in Ukraine is spurring a renewable power surge. Experts predict the sector will soon surpass coal as the world’s largest electricity source. The global capacity for producing renewable energy will soar by some 75% in the next five years, the International Energy Agency … Continue reading IEA predicts renewable energy to overtake coal by 2025

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Scaling solar in Brazil

Equinor has made final investment decision on the 531 MW Mendubim solar project in Brazil. The project underpins Equinor’s ambitions to accelerate growth in renewables and develop as a market-driven power producer in selected markets. Mendubim is developed as a joint venture between Scatec, Hydro Rein and Equinor, and is located in the state of … Continue reading Scaling solar in Brazil

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There’s room for agrivoltaics

Recent studies highlight the benefits of integrating agriculture and photovoltaic systems. Their conclusion? There is no risk of excessive land consumption. Agrivoltaics is an innovative approach that allows solar energy eneration and farming practices to coexist and interact in a mutually beneficial way that also creates greater value for the area and local communities. In practical terms, it’s … Continue reading There’s room for agrivoltaics

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Statkraft and Fastweb sign 12-year solar PPA in Italy

Statkraft and Fastweb, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Italy, have signed an exclusive Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the supply of electricity produced by renewable sources. The 12-year agreement covers the output of a photovoltaic plant to be constructed in the region of Lazio, Province of Latina, which will cover 13 per cent … Continue reading Statkraft and Fastweb sign 12-year solar PPA in Italy

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ACP Statement on Auxin Solar Circumvention Case

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) expressed disappointment following a decision today that could lead to new duties and lack of certainty for the U.S. solar industry. After the Commerce Department decided that the Auxin circumvention case related to solar panels and cells assembled by allied trading partners from Southeast Asia will proceed, with a … Continue reading ACP Statement on Auxin Solar Circumvention Case

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New Report Warns World of Huge Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

Renewables are the backbone of the energy transition and a viable climate solution. Yet out of the 183 parties to the Paris Agreement with renewable energy components in their Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs), only 143 have quantified targets with the vast majority focusing on the power sector. Only 12 countries had committed to a percentage … Continue reading New Report Warns World of Huge Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

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Iberdrola advances its photovoltaic deployment in Portugal with a new plant

The company has completed the construction of ‘Conde’, its second photovoltaic installation in the country, which will produce enough clean energy for 5,000 homes. The company progresses in construction and permitting of five additional solar projects awarded in 2019 auction   Iberdrola is making progress in its photovoltaic deployment in Portugal with the completion of the … Continue reading Iberdrola advances its photovoltaic deployment in Portugal with a new plant

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Equinor acquires leading Danish solar developer BeGreen

Equinor has signed an agreement to buy BeGreen, a leading solar project developer in North-West Europe. The acquisition strengthens Equinor’s capabilities and portfolio within solar PV. “BeGreen represents an important building block to our industrial renewables position in Europe, in line with our ambition to be a leading company in the energy transition. BeGreen has … Continue reading Equinor acquires leading Danish solar developer BeGreen

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Solar power is the fastest way to reduce Europe’s dependency on Russian gas

The expansion of solar power in Europe is growing rapidly due to increased renewable energy ambitions and the need to reduce dependence on Russian gas. Statkraft’s Low Emissions Scenario now shows that Europe will have significantly more solar power by 2030 than expected before the war in Ukraine. For the seventh year in a row, … Continue reading Solar power is the fastest way to reduce Europe’s dependency on Russian gas

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