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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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Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

The African Energy Chamber addresses its heartfelt congratulations to the Republic of Togo for breaking ground on its 50 MW Mohamed Bin Zayed Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex today in Blitta. The project was launched in presence of H.E. Faure E. Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo, and Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, … Continue reading Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

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A third of the electricity generated in 2018 in Andalusia was renewable, wind energy concentrated solar power and PV

34 percent of all electricity generated in Andalusia during 2018 renewable energy procedure, although the production of this type of energy fell by 9.5 percent over the previous year, with 12,187.2 gigawatts per hour. The reduction is due, among other reasons, the lower availability of resources due to weather factors and the reduction of the … Continue reading A third of the electricity generated in 2018 in Andalusia was renewable, wind energy concentrated solar power and PV

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Photovoltaics (PV) has become the cheapest source of electrical power in regions with a high potential

After hydro and wind energy, PV is the third renewable energy source in terms of global capacity. The International Energy Agency expects a growth by 700 – 880 GW from 2019 to 2024. According to the forecast, PV could become the technology with the largest installed capacity by the mid 2020s. This solar resource map … Continue reading Photovoltaics (PV) has become the cheapest source of electrical power in regions with a high potential

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2,319 MW more of wind power in Spain

Red Eléctrica de España, operator and transporter of the Spanish electricity system, released on January 23 the data of new installed renewable power 2019 with a total of 6,456 MW. There are 6,126 MW more than last year, when 330 MW were connected, of which 194 MW corresponded to the Canary Wind Plan. The integration … Continue reading 2,319 MW more of wind power in Spain

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India installed 7.5 GW of solar power and 2.4 GW of wind energy in 2019

India’s renewable energy capacity increased to 86 GW in 2019, according to new figures from JMK Research & Analytics, with 7.5 GW of new utility-scale solar capacity being added, and 2.4 GW of new wind power capacity. Indian clean energy consultancy firm JMK Research & Analytics published Indian renewable energy capacity addition data last week … Continue reading India installed 7.5 GW of solar power and 2.4 GW of wind energy in 2019

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In 2019 connected 6,456 MW of wind energy and photovoltaic in Spain

Red Eléctrica de España promotes the integration of the renewable energy mix with operational measures and actions in more than 30 substations.The integration of this quota, especially in renewable wind power and photovoltaic technologies, has meant a historical record for the Spanish electricity system, contributing to the objectives of the energy transition established in the … Continue reading In 2019 connected 6,456 MW of wind energy and photovoltaic in Spain

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Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

Hydrogen will be the fuel of the future and step by step will replace all current fossil fuels. In AleaSoft an analysis of the impact of hydrogen on the energy sector has been carried out as a key factor in the ecological transition and a summary of the present and future use of this gas … Continue reading Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

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Australia to add 3.6 GW of new solar and wind energy to grid in 2020

The sting of the newly confirmed dive in large-scale renewable energy investment that hit Australia in 2019 could be soothed somewhat with a record number of new solar and wind farms forecast to be completed in 2020. Industry statistician Rystad Energy on Tuesday said it expected utility wind and solar projects totaling 3.6GW of capacity … Continue reading Australia to add 3.6 GW of new solar and wind energy to grid in 2020

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India added 14 gigawatts of wind energy Capacity in last five years

India has added 50 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity over the last five years, a major achievement for the country in which two-thirds of its capacity still uses fossil fuels to generate electricity. As per government data, between March 2015 and December 2019 India added 98 gigawatts of power generation capacity. 52% of this was … Continue reading India added 14 gigawatts of wind energy Capacity in last five years

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Could renewable energy, wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV, overcome coal in China?

In September of last year Oilprice reported an incredible milestone for renewable energy when solar and wind power became cheaper than coal in most of the world. Now, a new report released this week by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables has heralded another milestone: China will soon be added to that list of countries in … Continue reading Could renewable energy, wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV, overcome coal in China?

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