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Ireland auctions 1.9 GW of solar and wind power

80 new wind and solar projects have been awarded in Ireland’s latest Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS 2) auction. The projects, amounting to 1.9 GW, were chosen from among 130 renewable energy projects that participated in the auction. Some 50 projects totaling 998 MW of capacity submitted to the auction did not qualify for state … Continue reading Ireland auctions 1.9 GW of solar and wind power

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Naturgy is investing 264 million euros in its first photovoltaic plant in the United States

Naturgy has started construction of its first renewable energy facility in the United States, the 7V Solar Ranch photovoltaic plant, in the state of Texas, which will have an installed capacity of 300 MWdc. The project investment will amount to 264 million euros. The plant, which is scheduled to begin commercial operation before the end … Continue reading Naturgy is investing 264 million euros in its first photovoltaic plant in the United States

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DNV drives standardization for floating solar photovoltaics

DNV introduces two joint industry projects (JIP) aiming to create an Anchoring and Mooring Design Standard, and a Floats Design, Testing and Qualification Standard. DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, estimates that the potential global capacity for deploying floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) power is currently around 4 terawatts (TW) and installed capacity will … Continue reading DNV drives standardization for floating solar photovoltaics

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Graphene: the future of photovoltaic energy

Graphene has the potential to contribute significantly to the development of renewables: a workshop organized by Graphene Flagship with IIT and hosted by EGP in Catania looked at applications for photovoltaics and energy storage. The spectacular growth of renewable energy sources is largely due to technological innovation, particularly in the field of materials science. One … Continue reading Graphene: the future of photovoltaic energy

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Solar industry offers U.S. Department of Commerce strong evidence to reach negative determination in solar circumvention investigation

New facts, supported by expert analysis, demonstrate that circumvention is not occurring in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In fact, companies in these countries are complying with the Department’s previous rulings that cell production is the key process in solar manufacturing. This week a number of companies formally submitted responses to the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Solar industry offers U.S. Department of Commerce strong evidence to reach negative determination in solar circumvention investigation

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Abengoa consolidates its photovoltaic business with a portfolio of 1.3 GW

The projects under construction exceed 800 MW and include seven photovoltaic plants in Spain (five plants in Cáceres, one more in Palencia and another in Salamanca) that will prevent the emission of 670,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year. Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, … Continue reading Abengoa consolidates its photovoltaic business with a portfolio of 1.3 GW

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Secretary Raimondo Has the Legal Authority to Put the Solar Industry Back on Track in the Next Few Weeks

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a hearing on the Commerce Department’s fiscal 2023 budget request, but it wasn’t just her budget that she ended up having to defend from skeptical questions. The Secretary found herself on the hot seat over the Biden Administration’s decision to take up a cynical, … Continue reading Secretary Raimondo Has the Legal Authority to Put the Solar Industry Back on Track in the Next Few Weeks

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EDPR secures PPAs for a 425 MW solar portfolio in the US

With these new PPAs, EDPR continues to increase its technological diversification with 4.2 GW of secured capacity in Solar and an overall secured capacity of 9.3 GW for 2021-25. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s fourth largest renewable energy producer, has secured Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to sell the green energy produced by a 425 … Continue reading EDPR secures PPAs for a 425 MW solar portfolio in the US

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ACP market survey of U.S. solar projects shows major delays, potential layoffs

On April 19, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) released new data from a survey of over 150 individual solar projects on the immediate impacts of a Department of Commerce inquiry that could apply retroactive tariffs to most solar modules used in the U.S., finding a 65% or more reduction of planned and forecasted crystalline-silicon solar … Continue reading ACP market survey of U.S. solar projects shows major delays, potential layoffs

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EDPR and Meta expand on partnership through long-term contract for a new Texas solar park

Cattlemen marks the second PPA EDP Renewables and Meta have executed, with the first being a 139-MW PPA for the 200-MW Headwaters II Wind Farm in Indiana. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s fourth largest renewable energy producer, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), and Meta (NYSE: FB) have … Continue reading EDPR and Meta expand on partnership through long-term contract for a new Texas solar park

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Project for increasingly efficient solar cells wins Horizon Europe funding

The European Commission has approved a project involving Enel Green Power for the development of innovation in the production of new high-performance photovoltaic cells using TANGO HJT/Perovskite technology, thanks in part to research conducted at our 3SUN factory. The European Commission has recently given the green light to an agreement to finance the NEXUS project, … Continue reading Project for increasingly efficient solar cells wins Horizon Europe funding

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EDPR awarded with grid connection in floating solar auction in Portugal

The company has achieved 70 MVA of grid connection capacity at Alqueva for a period of 15 years, which is expected to allow EDPR to install up to 154 MW of renewable capacity. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s fourth largest renewable energy producer, was awarded 70 MVA of grid connection capacity at Alqueva in … Continue reading EDPR awarded with grid connection in floating solar auction in Portugal

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Enel Green Power signs grant agreement with the EU for solar panel Gigafactory in Italy

With the TANGO (iTaliAN pv Giga factOry) project, Enel Green Power’s 3Sun in Catania, Sicily, is set to become Europe’s largest factory producing high-performance bifacial photovoltaic modules  The factory’s production capacity is set to increase 15-fold to 3 GW/year from the current 200 MW through an investment of around 600 million euros, of which nearly … Continue reading Enel Green Power signs grant agreement with the EU for solar panel Gigafactory in Italy

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Optimizing Photovoltaic plant returns by adding Concentrated Solar Power

Photovoltaic (PV) solar power is undoubtedly one of the marvels of modern energy generation. Crystalline solar PV panels have become synonymous with clean energy around the world, from the rooftops of Germany to the massive solar farms of the Middle East. As the industry body SolarPower Europe observed in its 2021 Global Market Outlook, “The … Continue reading Optimizing Photovoltaic plant returns by adding Concentrated Solar Power

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Iberdrola is championing solar self-consumption

It promotes the supply of this clean energy through intelligent and tailor-made solutions for all types of publics: in the countryside, industry, urban solar communities, neighbourhood communities and in homes, where the energy company already manages 40% of the installations in Spain. Iberdrola once again plays a leading role in the development of new generation … Continue reading Iberdrola is championing solar self-consumption

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VERBUND acquires a 70% share in one photovoltaic and four wind power project companies in Spain with a total capacity of 171 MW from Capital Energy Power Vortice S.L.U.

VERBUND AG announces the acquisition of 70% of four wind farms and one photovoltaic plant developed by Capital Energy in Spain. The four wind and one PV project companies, respectively, will have a total capacity of 171 MW and will consist of four windfarms totalling to 151 MW, as well as one solar plant with … Continue reading VERBUND acquires a 70% share in one photovoltaic and four wind power project companies in Spain with a total capacity of 171 MW from Capital Energy Power Vortice S.L.U.

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China aims to build 450 GW of solar, wind power on Gobi desert

China plans to build 450 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power generation capacity on the Gobi and other desert regions, the chief of the state planner said on Saturday, as part of efforts to boost renewable power use to meet climate change goals.“China is going to build the biggest scale of solar and wind … Continue reading China aims to build 450 GW of solar, wind power on Gobi desert

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American Clean Power Association applauds President Biden’s extension of Section 201 exclusion on solar panel tariffs

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement today after the Biden-Harris Administration’s decision to extend the Section 201 exclusion currently in place on tariffs on imported bifacial solar panels:    “As the nation’s leading voice for clean energy project development, we applaud President Biden’s decision today on a crucial issue facing the … Continue reading American Clean Power Association applauds President Biden’s extension of Section 201 exclusion on solar panel tariffs

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Role of Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power Technologies towards Renewable Energy Generation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2030 agenda illustrates the requirement of expanding infrastructure and advancing technology for delivering modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries. Moreover, UNDP also set a goal of increasing the renewable energy share in the global energy. Renewable energy resources are eco-friendly and widely available resources from … Continue reading Role of Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power Technologies towards Renewable Energy Generation

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