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Iberdrola and Solvay team up to produce green electricity

The new photovoltaic plant will supply electricity to Solvay’s industrial sites in Tavaux and Saint Fons (France), helping to accelerate the decarbonisation of the Solvay group.  Iberdrola and Solvay are partnering in a new project to supply green electricity to Solvay’s plants in Tavaux and Saint Fons (France). Under the agreement, a 172-hectare site will … Continue reading Iberdrola and Solvay team up to produce green electricity

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Investments in Egypt’s solar and wind energy approach $3.5 bln to produce 3570 megawatts

Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, affirmed that Egypt seeks to be a corridor for the transit of clean energy that the African continent enjoys. “Egypt is keen to support the efforts of African countries to access clean energy from renewable sources,” he stated, explaining that there is a plan to localize … Continue reading Investments in Egypt’s solar and wind energy approach $3.5 bln to produce 3570 megawatts

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Diversify the production of solar panels

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) calls for the diversification of the solar energy supply chain, which is currently concentrated in Asia, and an increase in production in other countries – as EGP is doing in Catania – in order to meet decarbonization targets in time. Over the last ten years, the … Continue reading Diversify the production of solar panels

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Iberdrola obtains environmental impact statement for new 375 MW photovoltaic plant in Spain

Iberdrola has obtained the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction of a new 375 MW photovoltaic project in the town of Cedillo in Cáceres. This new plant will have sufficient capacity to supply 178,000 homes with clean energy, more than the population of a city like Badajoz, and will prevent the emission of 77,000 … Continue reading Iberdrola obtains environmental impact statement for new 375 MW photovoltaic plant in Spain

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Solar energy – harnessing the power of the sun

Solar power is a cheap, clean, modular and flexible energy source. It is currently one of the cheapest renewable energies on the market and the most accessible one for European households. In 2020, 5.2% of the EU’s total electricity production came from solar energy. Based on current market trends, it has the potential to meet … Continue reading Solar energy – harnessing the power of the sun

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Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn by 2050

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050, an Oxford University study says. The report said it was wrong and pessimistic to claim that moving quickly towards cleaner energy sources was expensive. Gas prices have soared on mounting concerns over energy supplies. But the researchers … Continue reading Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn by 2050

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Enel Green Power Chile gets authorization to begin commercial operation of the Sol de Lila solar power park

The National Electric Coordinator delivered its formal authorization for Enel Green Power Chile to begin commercial operations of its Sol de Lila solar power park, located in the Region of Antofagasta and the Atacama Desert, which will have an installed capacity of 161 MW and inject 100% renewable energy into the National Electric System.Sol de … Continue reading Enel Green Power Chile gets authorization to begin commercial operation of the Sol de Lila solar power park

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The 3Sun Gigafactory: a decade of progress in solar technologies

Everything started with silicon, but the future is perovskite-silicon tandem technology. Today the “sun factory” in Catania is one of the world’s largest production facilitiy for solar cells and modules, thanks to the continuous evolution of technologies and materials. Since its inauguration in 2011, our 3Sun Gigafactory has gone on to set the bar worldwide … Continue reading The 3Sun Gigafactory: a decade of progress in solar technologies

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Statkraft supplies solar power for Schaeffler sites

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable power, supplies Schaeffler AG with 11 per cent of the annual power demand for its German production sites. The supply of power from newly built solar plants in Germany supports the automotive supplier in achieving its sustainability targets. Statkraft will supply the globally operating automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler … Continue reading Statkraft supplies solar power for Schaeffler sites

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IRENA and Industry Leaders Launch the Alliance for Industry Decarbonization

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), co-founding partner Siemens Energy and 13 companies across all industry sectors have launched the global Alliance for Industry Decarbonization. The new Alliance aims to accelerate net-zero ambitions and the decarbonization of industrial value chains in pursuit of the Paris Agreement climate goals. The new coalition was officially launched by … Continue reading IRENA and Industry Leaders Launch the Alliance for Industry Decarbonization

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Naturgy acquires its first hybrid PV solar and energy storage project in Australia

Naturgy marks an important milestone with this project, representing its first foray in Australia into photovoltaic technology, through a hybrid PV-Battery project, which is the first one of this kind for the company worldwide.The Cunderdin project will be the largest DC-coupled solar PV and battery project to be built in Australia.The company extends its asset … Continue reading Naturgy acquires its first hybrid PV solar and energy storage project in Australia

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RWE strengthens its Polish renewables business with acquisition of 3 gigawatts solar pipeline

RWE has further strengthened its European renewables business by acquiring Alpha Solar, a Polish photovoltaic (PV) development company. With this, RWE takes over a solar project pipeline in Poland with a total capacity of approx. 3 GWac. The acquisition represents a strategic enhancement for RWE and adds to its existing global development pipeline of 10 gigawatts in … Continue reading RWE strengthens its Polish renewables business with acquisition of 3 gigawatts solar pipeline

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Enel Colombia and Bavaria sign 15-year green PPA

The renewable energy that Bavaria will use to produce 100% of its beers will be generated in the first stage of the Guayepo I & II solar park (486.7 MWdc), located in Ponedera, Atlantico. The brewing company Bavaria AB InBev and Enel Colombia signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) through which the former’s electricity needs … Continue reading Enel Colombia and Bavaria sign 15-year green PPA

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Iberdrola to commission 1,400 new MW of solar power in Spain

The company is currently executing 12 new PV projects totalling 550 MW and plans to start construction of another 873 MW this year. New developments have enabled Iberdrola to increase its installed photovoltaic capacity by 55% in the first half of the year.   Iberdrola is consolidating its position as the leading promoter of photovoltaic solar … Continue reading Iberdrola to commission 1,400 new MW of solar power in Spain

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Iberdrola starts commissioning 100 new MW of solar power in Extremadura

Estas instalaciones producirán la misma cantidad de energía que la generada por 26 millones de metros cúbicos de gas al año. Iberdrola has started to commission two new photovoltaic plants in Extremadura. These facilities, called Majada Alta and San Antonio, are located in the Cáceres town of Cedillo and have a combined capacity of 100 … Continue reading Iberdrola starts commissioning 100 new MW of solar power in Extremadura

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RWE starts construction of a ground-mounted solar farm in the province of Badajoz

RWE is making good progress in expanding its solar business in Spain: having last year kicked-off the construction for two solar farms in the Province of Guadalajara, the company is now realising a ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plant with a planned capacity of 10 megawatts (MWac) in south west of Spain. Early construction works for the … Continue reading RWE starts construction of a ground-mounted solar farm in the province of Badajoz

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Progress of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Work progress in the 4th phase, which is the largest single-site project that combines Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and photovoltaic technology using the IPP model. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inspected the work progress at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest … Continue reading Progress of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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Inauguration of the world’s first photovoltaic solar power plant with graphene panels

Graphene solar panels can be more efficient and can be manufactured in a two-dimensional (2D) format. Developed by scientists from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, in collaboration with researchers from the Hellenic University of the Mediterranean, Greece, this new technology was installed on the island of Crete and interconnected, forming the first solar … Continue reading Inauguration of the world’s first photovoltaic solar power plant with graphene panels

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Iberdrola commissions Algeruz II, its first photovoltaic plant in Portugal

Located in the Setúbal district and with an installed capacity of 27.35 MW, the photovoltaic plant is one of the seven projects awarded to the company in the 2019 auction.  Algeruz II will produce enough clean energy to supply more than 11,000 households and avoid the emission of 13,400 tonnes of CO2 per year.  Iberdrola … Continue reading Iberdrola commissions Algeruz II, its first photovoltaic plant in Portugal

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Iberdrola starts up ‘Francisco Pizarro’, the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe

The plant will produce enough clean energy to power more than 334,000 homes and prevent the emission of 150,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. With an installed capacity of 590 MW and an investment of 300 million euros, its construction has generated more than 1,500 jobs. This renewable installation is the Iberdrola group’s largest photovoltaic … Continue reading Iberdrola starts up ‘Francisco Pizarro’, the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe

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