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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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Spain’s electricity demand falls 8.5% in June

Wind energy power represented 17.3%, concentrated solar power 3.9% and photovoltaic 9.2%. Spain’s electricity demand fell 8.5% in June. 43.9% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 63.5% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent.The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 33.3% and in the Canary … Continue reading Spain’s electricity demand falls 8.5% in June

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Iberdrola, the Mondragon Group, Álava Regional Council and the EVE join forces to build the largest photovoltaic plant in the Basque Country

Iberdrola, the Mondragon Group, the Provincial Council of Alava and the Basque Government’s energy agency (EVE) have created a major Basque public-private partnership with the aim of building what will be the largest photovoltaic plant in the Basque Country: EKIENEA. The Basque electricity company has a 75 % stake; the EVE, backed by the Provincial … Continue reading Iberdrola, the Mondragon Group, Álava Regional Council and the EVE join forces to build the largest photovoltaic plant in the Basque Country

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Solar and wind power now cheaper than coal

IRENA found 56% of renewable capacity added last year achieved lower electricity costs than new coal power plants. Furthermore, by the end of 2021 it would be cheaper to build new photovoltaic facilities than to keep running active coal power plants of as much as 1.2 TW, more than half of the world total, according … Continue reading Solar and wind power now cheaper than coal

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Renewable energy costs plummet according to IRENA

Solar and wind power technologies keep getting cheaper. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a report earlier this week detailing just how much the cost of developing renewable energy has become.  Diving right into the numbers, IRENA notes that solar photovoltaics (PV) prices have fallen a whopping 82% since 2010 while concentrated solar power … Continue reading Renewable energy costs plummet according to IRENA

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Irena: costs have fallen by onshore wind energy at 40% and offshore wind power at 29%

Renewable electricity costs have fallen sharply over the past decade, driven by improving technologies, economies of scale, increasingly competitive supply chains and growing developer experience. Since 2010, utility-scale solar PV power has shown the sharpest cost decline at 82%, followed by concentrating solar power (CSP) at 47%, onshore wind at 39% and offshore wind at … Continue reading Irena: costs have fallen by onshore wind energy at 40% and offshore wind power at 29%

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Spain rolls out ambitious new climate legislation

Spain’s new Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill, reinforces the country‘s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and promotes green growth as a pillar of its COVID-19 recovery plans. It raises climate targets, boosts e-mobility, and makes cities greener. And it forces the investors to divest from fossil fuels. In line with EU ambitions, Spain … Continue reading Spain rolls out ambitious new climate legislation

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Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 17.3% in April

Wind energy contributed 21.3% in April, concentrated solar power 1.2% and photovoltaic 6.8%. 47.9% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 72.6% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere.The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 27.6% and in the Canary Islands by 20.3% compared … Continue reading Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 17.3% in April

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First part of the hybrid wind energy park completed

All wind turbines of Vattenfall’s first hybrid wind power park have now been installed. Next up is the powerful solar panels and batteries to complete it. Haringvliet energy park south Holland is unique as wind energy, solar energy and energy storage are combined into one powerful hybrid energy production site. Now that the wind turbines … Continue reading First part of the hybrid wind energy park completed

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Egypt considers 6.3 GW wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV projects

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is studying requests to build power plants at a total capacity of 6.34GW, of which 2.75GW projects are by the private sector. NREA Head Mohamed Al-Khayat told Daily News Egypt that the potential projects include photovoltaic power plants with a capacity of 170MW and wind farms of 250MW … Continue reading Egypt considers 6.3 GW wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV projects

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Renewables adds 176 GW with solar and wind energy accounting for 90 per cent of additions

The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity … Continue reading Renewables adds 176 GW with solar and wind energy accounting for 90 per cent of additions

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Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies jointly developed SPIRE project, taking integrated PV & Concentrated Solar Power technology

Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies have jointly developed the SPIRE project, a disruptive technology that integrates the best features of Photovoltaic Plants (PV) and Concentrated Solar Plants (CSPs). The concept is simple: by means of a selective optical filter, the light spectrum is divided. The filter allows the efficient passage of the radiation used by the … Continue reading Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies jointly developed SPIRE project, taking integrated PV & Concentrated Solar Power technology

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Solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind energy production and electricity demand in Europe

Brent oil prices have fallen to a minimum of the last three years after the failed OPEC + talks with which it was intended to cut production to counteract the decline in demand for the coronavirus. Gas prices are also at historic lows and you have to go back to 2009 to find prices as … Continue reading Solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind energy production and electricity demand in Europe

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Navarra declares three renewable interest projects for wind energy and photovoltaic

Navarra declares three renewable interest projects for wind power and photovoltaic energy.The Government of Navarra has adapted three agreements that declare three business projects related to wind farms and photovoltaic solar plants, promoted by the companies Enerfin, Nordex and Suno, as foral interest investments.The three projects fall under the strategic area ‘Renewable energies and resources’ … Continue reading Navarra declares three renewable interest projects for wind energy and photovoltaic

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Acciona has started the first floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain

ACCIONA has started building the first grid-connected floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain, in the region of Extremadura. This initiative is a demonstration project, created with the aim of studying the most suitable technical solutions for the installation of solar panels on lakes and reservoirs. Floating photovoltaic energy is becoming an increasingly popular option in … Continue reading Acciona has started the first floating photovoltaic solar plant in Spain

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Acciona will invest 4,000 million in wind energy and solar in five years

At the end of 2019, Acciona had a portfolio of green power generation facilities of 10,117 megawatts (MW) installed, 56% in Spain and 44% in international markets. In addition, it presented a potential portfolio of new projects of more than 13,000 MW. With this investment in wind power and photovoltaic energy, Acciona will go from … Continue reading Acciona will invest 4,000 million in wind energy and solar in five years

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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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Iberdrola begins construction on its first photovoltaic plant in Aragon

The solar power project, located in Teruel, joins the more than 360 MW of wind energy and hydro generation that it operates in the region and is part of the renewable investment plan to install 3,000 renewable MW in Spain by 2022. Iberdrola is moving forward with the process of leading the energy transition in … Continue reading Iberdrola begins construction on its first photovoltaic plant in Aragon

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Gabon: eight hybrid solar power plants for isolated communities

Ausar Energy, a subsidiary of ENGIE, has signed a 15-year lease-purchase agreement for the construction and operation of hybrid solar power plants, which will eventually supply nearly 1,600 homes and save 2,600 tons of CO2 per year. ENGIE Africa and its subsidiary AUSAR Energy are launching the construction of 8 hybrid solar power plants at … Continue reading Gabon: eight hybrid solar power plants for isolated communities

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New Funding for Solar, PV and concentrated solar power

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $125.5 million in new funding to advance solar technology research. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE continues to advance research and development of solar technologies that reduce the cost of solar, increase the competitiveness of American manufacturing and … Continue reading New Funding for Solar, PV and concentrated solar power

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