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2021 begins with a first quarter of wind energy and solar records

The explosive increase in installed wind energy and photovoltaic capacity registered since 2019 in the Iberian Peninsula is leading to the continuous breaking of generation records with these renewable technologies. On the other hand, the escalation in CO2 prices in recent months, which continue the long upward race that they have been leading since 2018, … Continue reading 2021 begins with a first quarter of wind energy and solar records

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DNV publishes world’s first recommended practice for floating solar power plants

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider today publishes the world’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects following a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) involving 24 industry participants. The Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0584) will provide commonly recognized guidance based on a list of technical requirements for accelerating safe, sustainable and sound design, … Continue reading DNV publishes world’s first recommended practice for floating solar power plants

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Ørsted commences construction of largest onshore wind power project

Ørsted announces final investment decision on the combined wind and solar PV project Helena Energy Center in South Texas and integrates the US trading team into the Onshore business. Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on its largest onshore project to date, the 518 MW hybrid wind and solar PV project, Helena Energy Center, … Continue reading Ørsted commences construction of largest onshore wind power project

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U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

The Biden administration on Thursday set a goal to cut the cost of solar energy by 60% over the next decade as part of an ambitious plan to decarbonize the United States’ power sector by 2035. The U.S. Department of Energy said the goal accelerates its previous utility-scale solar cost target by five years. For … Continue reading U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

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EDP Renováveis signs a Build & Transfer Agreement for a 200 MWac solar project in the U.S.

The agreement, signed with NIPSCO, enables the the development and construction of a solar park in Indiana, which is scheduled to reach COD by 2022. The deal will contribute to the 2021-25 asset rotation programme announced by EDPR at its last Capital Market’s Day. EDPR has now 2.5 GW of capacity secured in the U.S. … Continue reading EDP Renováveis signs a Build & Transfer Agreement for a 200 MWac solar project in the U.S.

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Acciona will supply certified renewable electricity to Fnac Portugal

ACCIONA and Fnac Portugal are enhancing their collaboration in climate action and the Green Economy with the renewal of ACCIONA’s 100% renewable energy supply contract that serves Fnac’s 46 stores in Portugal. Under the contract, ACCIONA will provide Fnac Portugal with almost 13,000MWh of renewable capacity, certified with 100% Renewable Guarantees of Origin by the … Continue reading Acciona will supply certified renewable electricity to Fnac Portugal

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Concentrated Solar Power build pipeline must hit GWs to fend off Photovoltaic menace

A lack of supportive tenders is endangering the Concentrated Solar Power industry’s quest for lower costs and its leading position in overnight renewable power, a team of researchers told Reuters Events. As PV and battery costs continue to fall, CSP developers face increasing competition in the dispatchable power market. Only a handful of CSP projects … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power build pipeline must hit GWs to fend off Photovoltaic menace

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Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020

While coal still dominates the South African energy mix, the contribution from variable renewable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaics (PV), wind and concentrated solar power (CSP), surpassed the contribution from nuclear energy for the first time in 2020. This is according to research conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), published … Continue reading Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020

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13,400 solar panels on a lake: RWE constructs its first floating photovoltaic project

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies for renewable energy, is to construct its first floating photovoltaic (PV) project. The Amer floating PV project consists of 13,400 solar panels that will float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands’ province of Noord-Brabant. After completion, the innovative PV project will … Continue reading 13,400 solar panels on a lake: RWE constructs its first floating photovoltaic project

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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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