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The advantages of graphene for photovoltaics

Enel Green Power is taking part in the EU-backed GRAPES project to research new applications for a very versatile material called graphene which boosts the efficiency of solar cells. The alliance between academic and industrial research is fundamental to accelerating the energy transition. This is why we are taking part in international projects focused on … Continue reading The advantages of graphene for photovoltaics

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Supply Chain Executive Order

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement after President Biden signed an executive order on America’s supply chains. “American Clean Power supports the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to further develop the existing strong U.S. manufacturing presence for clean energy technologies. More than 530 American manufacturing facilities already contribute to the U.S. supply … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Supply Chain Executive Order

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More efficient photovoltaics: EGP leads the PON BEST4U project

Finding solutions to increase the efficiency of bifacial photovoltaic modules by more than 25% and energy production at the same power by more than 20%: that is the goal of BEST4U, the European project financed by Italy’s Ministry of Education (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, or MIUR) and the European Community through the European … Continue reading More efficient photovoltaics: EGP leads the PON BEST4U project

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America’s Clean Energy Leaders Urge President Biden to Repeal Trump Solar Tariff Proclamation

Seventeen leading renewable energy CEOs are calling on President Biden to rescind the Trump Administration’s October 2020 solar proclamation, which improperly increased tariffs on solar panels and rescinds the exclusion for bifacial solar panels. Led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and supported by the American Clean Power Association, the letter calls attention to … Continue reading America’s Clean Energy Leaders Urge President Biden to Repeal Trump Solar Tariff Proclamation

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Enel starts operating 133 MW of solar capacity in Brazil

The Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. (“EGPB”) has started commercial operations of the 133 MW expansion of the already up and running 475 MW São Gonçalo solar PV plant, which is South America’s largest PV facility, located in the municipality of São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, in Brazil’s northeastern … Continue reading Enel starts operating 133 MW of solar capacity in Brazil

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Castilla-La Mancha ends 2020 with 75 percent of its electrical energy from solar and wind power

The Minister of Sustainable Development, José Luis Escudero, highlighted that last year the installed capacity from ‘clean’ energies increased by 600 MW, which has involved investments of close to 700 million euros and the generation of approximately 3,000 jobs. The regional government is working on the preparation of the Strategic Plan for the Energy Development … Continue reading Castilla-La Mancha ends 2020 with 75 percent of its electrical energy from solar and wind power

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Agrivoltaics, new sustainable solutions at the local level

A new experimental program in Europe, to find the best farming and animal husbandry solutions to integrate with large photovoltaic plants, in order to foster sustainable land management. Photovoltaic plants constructed in rural areas do not necessarily need to take away precious land from farming activities. Indeed, energy efficiency can be combined with the sustainable … Continue reading Agrivoltaics, new sustainable solutions at the local level

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EDP Renováveis enters Hungarian market with a 50 MW solar PV project

The company has secured a 15-year Contract-for-Difference (“CfD”) and the project is expected to be operational starting in 2022. As part of its growth strategy, EDPR continues to study opportunities in markets with a low risk profile and regulatory stability. EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”) secured a 15-year Contract-for-Difference (“CfD”) to sell energy produced by a … Continue reading EDP Renováveis enters Hungarian market with a 50 MW solar PV project

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Engaging the ‘Climate’ Generation in Global Energy Transition

Renewable energy is at the heart of global efforts to secure a sustainable future. Partnering with young people to amplify calls for the global energy transition is an essential part of this endeavour, as they represent a major driver of development, social change, economic growth, innovation and environmental protection. In recent years, young people have … Continue reading Engaging the ‘Climate’ Generation in Global Energy Transition

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Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrated solar power and photovoltaics with storage

Sustainable electricity systems need renewable and dispatchable energy sources. Solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy globally which is, though, by nature only available during the day, and especially in clear weather conditions. We compare three technology configurations able to provide dispatchable solar power at times without sunshine: Photovoltaics (PV) combined with battery … Continue reading Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrated solar power and photovoltaics with storage

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ACWA Power expected to play an integral role in the development of PIF’s renewable energy program

The Public Investment Fund (“PIF”) today announced that it has increased its ownership stake in ACWA Power from 33.36% to 50%. The investment comes as part of PIF’s strategy to support the development of the renewable energy sector within Saudi Arabia and enable the growth of national champions to become regional and global leaders, while also … Continue reading ACWA Power expected to play an integral role in the development of PIF’s renewable energy program

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EDPR secures a 74 MW solar project in the U.S. with a PPA

With this new agreement, EDPR has now secured 87% of the ~7.0 GW targeted wind energy and solar global capacity build-out for 2019-2022 period. EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, … Continue reading EDPR secures a 74 MW solar project in the U.S. with a PPA

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Statkraft boosts solar capability with the acquisition of Solarcentury

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has signed an agreement to acquire the solar pioneer Solarcentury. Together the companies are well positioned for accelerated growth in solar and to become one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. Press release Statkraft will gain access to a 6 GW pipeline (gross) in Europe and South … Continue reading Statkraft boosts solar capability with the acquisition of Solarcentury

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EDPR secures a PPA for two solar power projects in the U.S.

With this new agreement, EDPR has now secured 85% of the ~7.0 GW targeted wind energy and solar power global capacity build-out for 2019-2022 period. DP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America … Continue reading EDPR secures a PPA for two solar power projects in the U.S.

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Islands Aim to Phase out Fossil Fuels and Build Climate Resilience

From the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean to the farthest reaches of the Indian and Pacific oceans, island communities face common and increasingly daunting energy challenges. On top of their vulnerability to climate change, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) tend to have limited primary energy resources, leaving them dependent on imported fossil fuels. This means … Continue reading Islands Aim to Phase out Fossil Fuels and Build Climate Resilience

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Wind energy and solar hybrid systems can power India’s renewables growth

India’s total wind-solar hybrid capacity is expected to grow rapidly to reach nearly 11.7 gigawatts (GW) by 2023, according to a new report by IEEFA and JMK Research. “This is a new and fast-growing market in India,” say the report’s authors Vibhuti Garg, energy economist at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), … Continue reading Wind energy and solar hybrid systems can power India’s renewables growth

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EDEN Renewables India increases its portfolio with 1,350 MWp of new solar photovoltaic power plants

EDF Renewables and Total Eren, two world leaders in renewable energy, are pleased to announce that EDEN Renewables India, their equally owned joint venture dedicated to the Indian solar photovoltaic market, has been awarded three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for a total of 1,350 MWp each in Rajasthan, Northern India. EDEN Renewables has established itself … Continue reading EDEN Renewables India increases its portfolio with 1,350 MWp of new solar photovoltaic power plants

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Afghanistan agrees partnership for four wind power and solar energy projects

Afghanistan’s state-run power producer Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat has signed contracts to develop four renewable power projects with the private sector. The four projects will cost $160m, and are expected to add 110MW of clean energy to the nation’s power grid over the next 18 to 27 months. The renewable projects will be developed by … Continue reading Afghanistan agrees partnership for four wind power and solar energy projects

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Iberdrola strengthens commitment to Portugal with the latest photovoltaic auction

The company will operate in Portugal 1,158 MW hydroelectric technology, 255 MW photovoltaic, 14 MW battery storage and 92 MW of existing wind power capacity. Iberdrola showcases its competitiveness in Europe’s latest renewable capacity auctions: in Greece the company was recently awarded nearly 100 MW of new wind power capacity. Iberdrola reinforces its commitment to … Continue reading Iberdrola strengthens commitment to Portugal with the latest photovoltaic auction

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