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Golmud 3.82GW PV+Concentrated Solar Power+ESS Multi-energy Complementary Project Commenced

The Golmud Wutumeiren Multi-energy Complementary Project, which is developed and will be  implemented and constructed by China Green Development Group Qinghai New Energy Company (CGDG Qinghai New Energy), was commenced today. The project is located in Wutumeiren PV&CSP Park, Golmud City, Qinghai Province, with total investment of 19.575 billion CNY (3 billion USD). The planned … Continue reading Golmud 3.82GW PV+Concentrated Solar Power+ESS Multi-energy Complementary Project Commenced

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Iberdrola commissions Arañuelo III, the first photovoltaic plant in Spain with a storage battery

The project cements the company’s leadership in innovation and renewables in Extremadura: this project, rightly described as an ‘incubator’ of new technologies, includes a 3 MW battery and 9 Mwh of storage capacity The project forms part of the Campo Arañuelo complex, which has involved an investment of 80 million euros and has breathed life … Continue reading Iberdrola commissions Arañuelo III, the first photovoltaic plant in Spain with a storage battery

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EDPR signs more than 50 solar energy projects with Walmart

The projects, ranging from rooftop to ground mount projects, generate a total of 38.3 MW of energy and are distributed across 7 USA states. Using the latest in environmental innovation, EDPR has worked with Walmart to support its commitment to pollinator friendly solar by building a ground mount solar array at its Laurens, SC distribution … Continue reading EDPR signs more than 50 solar energy projects with Walmart

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American Clean Power Association statement on DOE Solar Futures Study

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after the Department of Energy released the Solar Futures Study, which shows the significant role that solar energy will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. “Moving quickly on climate change in the U.S. will require meeting the Biden administration’s goal reaching of 100 … Continue reading American Clean Power Association statement on DOE Solar Futures Study

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Eskom Considers $7.2 Billion in Wind and Solar Investment by 2030

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which supplies almost all South Africa’s electricity from coal-fired power plants, is considering spending 106 billion rand ($7.2 billion) on wind and solar energy by 2030. The investment plan, which Eskom could carry out by itself or in partnerships, is the most detailed demonstration yet of the utility’s ambition to move … Continue reading Eskom Considers $7.2 Billion in Wind and Solar Investment by 2030

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Indigenous Resources Key to Energy Security and Universal Access in Botswana

Significant wind power and solar energy potential and abundant biomass residues present considerable opportunities for Botswana to enhance domestic energy security and increase access to modern energy services, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Short-to-medium term actions in the areas of policy, regulation, risk and investment can … Continue reading Indigenous Resources Key to Energy Security and Universal Access in Botswana

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American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) today announced that ESA’s member companies approved the merger to join ACP effective January 1, 2022. “We are thrilled the member companies at the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have endorsed the planned merger with ACP. This will enhance our ability to … Continue reading American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

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Iberdrola commissions its first photovoltaic plant in Castile-La Mancha

The construction of the Barcience (Toledo) project has involved 250 workers and numerous national suppliers · The plant will produce clean energy for the equivalent of 25,000 homes/year It is currently building 1,200 MW of renewable energy and has a project portfolio of more than 17,000 MW on the Iberian Peninsula · In Castile-La Mancha, … Continue reading Iberdrola commissions its first photovoltaic plant in Castile-La Mancha

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First Clean Power Annual report shows record U.S. renewables growth and investment

U.S. installed 26 gigawatts of new clean power in 2020; 170 GW of capacity enough to power 50 million homes Industry employs 415,000 Americans and has invested $334 billion in the U.S. economy since 2005 with more growth coming The American Clean Power Association today released its first Clean Power Annual report, which showed wind, … Continue reading First Clean Power Annual report shows record U.S. renewables growth and investment

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Iberdrola and MAPFRE move forward with their strategic alliance via the incorporation of 100 new MW by way of a joint venture

They form ‘Energías Renovables Ibermap S.L.’ as a 325-MW co-investment vehicle -195 MW of operational wind power and 130 MW of photovoltaic energy under development- with the aim being to keep incorporating green projects until reaching the 1,000 MW mark. Iberdrola and MAPFRE are forging ahead with their strategic alliance in the energy field, which … Continue reading Iberdrola and MAPFRE move forward with their strategic alliance via the incorporation of 100 new MW by way of a joint venture

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Floating PV: Research project performs long-term tests on different system designs

Floating photovoltaic power plants can contribute to the expansion of renewable energy without taking up land. RWE Renewables, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) are working together to further develop this innovative technology with other partners. In the joint research project PV2Float, the partners are … Continue reading Floating PV: Research project performs long-term tests on different system designs

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EDPR enters Vietnam with a 28 MWac Solar PV project

The company has reached an agreement with Trina Solar to acquire the Solar PV project for a total consideration of $36m. The entry in Vietnam is within the context of EDPR Business plan 2021-25 and represents a first step towards the establishment of EDPR’s presence in Asia. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the fourth largest renewable … Continue reading EDPR enters Vietnam with a 28 MWac Solar PV project

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Statkraft tests solar power potential at 4,000 metres above sea level in Peru

New study analyses performance of four new solar technologies, testing which yields the best results in high-altitude environments. News Peru Solar power R&D Peru is no exception to the sweeping climate pledges of nations planet-wide, having the potential of a significant increase in their use of renewable energy by 2050. To meet this commitment, the … Continue reading Statkraft tests solar power potential at 4,000 metres above sea level in Peru

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Iberdrola commissions the Ceclavín solar plant and reaches 1,000 MW operational photovoltaic capacity in Spain

International Sun Day celebrates the opportunities presented by renewable solar energy for the energy transition, in coexistence with conserving biodiversity and protecting the environment. It is currently building a further 1,200 MW of photovoltaic capacity and has guaranteed 4,900 MW by 2025 in Spain and 9,900 MW in the world In Spain, it is the … Continue reading Iberdrola commissions the Ceclavín solar plant and reaches 1,000 MW operational photovoltaic capacity in Spain

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Majority of New Renewables Undercut Cheapest Fossil Fuel on Cost

Countries urged to power past coal as new report confirms renewables would bring cost savings of USD 156 billion to emerging economies. The share of renewable energy that achieved lower costs than the most competitive fossil fuel option doubled in 2020, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. 162 gigawatts (GW) … Continue reading Majority of New Renewables Undercut Cheapest Fossil Fuel on Cost

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Egypt plans to increase solar and wind power

Under its 2030 vision, Egypt plans to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20 percent by 2022 and up to 42 percent by 2035, with wind power providing 14 percent, hydro power 2 percent, photovoltaic (PV) 22 percent, and concentrated solar power (CSP) 3 percent by 2035. Egypt has advanced from … Continue reading Egypt plans to increase solar and wind power

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US renewable energy consumption reaches record high

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the US grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion Btu, or 12% of total US energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of US energy consumption that increased in 2020 from … Continue reading US renewable energy consumption reaches record high

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Morocco and IRENA Partner to Boost Renewables and Green Hydrogen Development

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) of the Kingdom of Morocco have today agreed to strengthen joint collaboration to advance knowledge in renewable energy and to accelerate the energy transition. Specifically, IRENA and Morocco will work closely to advance the national green hydrogen economy as the … Continue reading Morocco and IRENA Partner to Boost Renewables and Green Hydrogen Development

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More proof the clean energy transition is well underway: An oil and gas major embraces renewables

While some observers might claim we’re on the cusp of a clean energy transition, the reality is a widespread shift to renewables began years ago. The U.S. already has enough clean energy capacity to power 50 million homes, and over 300,000 Americans already have direct clean energy jobs. Economics are one of the biggest drivers. … Continue reading More proof the clean energy transition is well underway: An oil and gas major embraces renewables

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First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator, in cooperation with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun has started commercial operations at the first unit of its floating solar project in Albania, further contributing to the country’s renewable energy journey. The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-megawatt Banja hydropower plant. … Continue reading First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

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