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Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy in Europe

Solar photovoltaic energy production record in Germany by exceeding 38 GWh in one hour. On July 17, the highest hourly solar energy production in its history was registered in Germany, exceeding 38 GWh between 13:00 and 14:00. A solar thermoelectric energy production record was also registered in Mainland Spain on July 12. These records occur in a … Continue reading Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy in Europe

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DNV signs MOU with Korean floating solar component manufacturers

Partners will identify projects and markets of mutual interest to the parties and cooperate on joint marketing initiatives. DNV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korean floating solar PV (FPV) suppliers which will explore business cooperation opportunities with the aim of increasing the number of FPV plants in Korea and globally, as the … Continue reading DNV signs MOU with Korean floating solar component manufacturers

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RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar at scale

RWE and the Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck signed a collaboration agreement to develop the use of floating solar parks at sea. To accelerate the learnings on SolarDuck’s floating solar technology, RWE will invest in a first offshore pilot in the North Sea. The project is a first step in the collaboration and lays the foundation for … Continue reading RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar at scale

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Renewable Power Remains Cost-Competitive amid Fossil Fuel Crisis

New IRENA report shows almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired options in G20 countries. The global weighted average cost of newly commissioned solar photovoltaic (PV), onshore and offshore wind power projects fell in 2021. This was despite rising materials and equipment costs, given that there is … Continue reading Renewable Power Remains Cost-Competitive amid Fossil Fuel Crisis

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China’s total installed capacity of renewable energy generation has increased by around 90 times over the past 10 years

China’s total installed capacity of renewable energy generation has increased by around 90 times over the past 10 years, cementing its role as a global leader in renewable energy capacity growth. The country’s total installed capacity for renewable energy generation rose to 1.1 billion kilowatts during the last 10 years, with generation capacity of hydropower, … Continue reading China’s total installed capacity of renewable energy generation has increased by around 90 times over the past 10 years

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Sustainable energy: a revolutionary transformer is on the way

Introducing a new electric transformer for use in solar parks: it’s designed to function with biodegradable fluids, produces lower CO2 emissions and requires fewer materials for its construction. This is just one example of the “design to value” concept that is being launched worldwide and is initially being deployed in Spain. Completely eliminating CO2 emissions … Continue reading Sustainable energy: a revolutionary transformer is on the way

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Iberdrola starts up its first photovoltaic plant in Italy

Suministrará energía suficiente para cubrir las necesidades de más de 12.000 hogares y evitará la emisión de 9.600 toneladas de CO2 a la atmósfera. Iberdrola busca triplicar su cartera de proyectos renovables en Italia hasta 2025   Iberdrola strengthens its presence in Italy with the construction of its first photovoltaic facility in the country, the 23 … Continue reading Iberdrola starts up its first photovoltaic plant in Italy

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RWE commissions its first floating photovoltaic project

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies for renewable energy, has commissioned its first floating photovoltaic (PV) project. The project consists of around 13,400 solar panels that float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands’ province of Noord-Brabant. The innovative solar field has an installed capacity of 6.1 megawatts … Continue reading RWE commissions its first floating photovoltaic project

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GE Working on Behind-the-Meter Projects to Support PV Solar Integration into the Grid

Projects will promote the deployment of novel solutions that enhance grid resiliency and stability with high PV Solar penetration, and support commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in reducing their utility bills and maximizing utilization of their PV assets. GE Research and GE Renewable Energy are partnering with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) on a $1.75M U.S. … Continue reading GE Working on Behind-the-Meter Projects to Support PV Solar Integration into the Grid

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RWE Renewables’ Hickory Park Solar project

RWE Renewables’ Hickory Park Solar project, a 195.5-megawatt (MWac) facility coupled with a 40 MW 2-hour battery storage system, located in Mitchell County, Georgia, is in operation. RWE is operator/manager of the solar facility, selling the energy and renewable attributes from the facility to Georgia Power through its Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) program. In … Continue reading RWE Renewables’ Hickory Park Solar project

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RWE starts construction of a ground-mounted solar farm in Portugal

RWE is making good progress in expanding its solar business in Europe: having last year kicked-off the construction for two ground-mounted solar farms, and plans to start construction of another one in Spain this summer, the company is now realising a new photovoltaic (PV) project in Portugal. The solar farm with a planned capacity of … Continue reading RWE starts construction of a ground-mounted solar farm in Portugal

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Iberdrola leads solar self-consumption in Spain and manages 40% of installations

Iberdrola, which was the first energy company to offer self-consumption solutions, has increased its number of customers by 75% so far this year The company expects the number of consumers with solar panels to triple to 170,000 by 2022 Iberdrola leads the photovoltaic self-consumption market in Spain, managing 40% of the country’s self-consumption customers. As … Continue reading Iberdrola leads solar self-consumption in Spain and manages 40% of installations

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EDPR launches ‘Keep it Local’ program to boost employment in rural areas in Rio Grande do Norte

Developed in collaboration with SENAI, will see 25 scholarships awarded to subsidize qualification courses in photovoltaic systems given by SENAI Rio Grande do Norte. With a strong presence in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, EDP Renováveis (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s fourth largest producer of renewable energy is launching ‘Keep it Local’ in Brazil, … Continue reading EDPR launches ‘Keep it Local’ program to boost employment in rural areas in Rio Grande do Norte

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EGP is featured at major photovoltaic conference in Philadephia

EGP was featured at the world’s largest photovoltaic energy conference, held in Philadelphia. The technologies honed at the 3SUN solar panel factory in Catania took center stage. On Friday, June 10, the curtain came down on the world’s leading international photovoltaic energy conference, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA). Organized by the Institute of Electrical and … Continue reading EGP is featured at major photovoltaic conference in Philadephia

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Agrivoltaics: Enel Green Power’s campaign bears its first fruits

The first results of Enel Green Power’s experimental European program in favour of a new agrivoltaic model, capable of combining the production of clean and affordable electricity through ground-mounted photovoltaic systems and agricultural production, are very encouraging, both in terms of agricultural yield and of greater wellbeing of animals and pollinating species. Today, it’s possible … Continue reading Agrivoltaics: Enel Green Power’s campaign bears its first fruits

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Ireland auctions 1.9 GW of solar and wind power

80 new wind and solar projects have been awarded in Ireland’s latest Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS 2) auction. The projects, amounting to 1.9 GW, were chosen from among 130 renewable energy projects that participated in the auction. Some 50 projects totaling 998 MW of capacity submitted to the auction did not qualify for state … Continue reading Ireland auctions 1.9 GW of solar and wind power

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Naturgy is investing 264 million euros in its first photovoltaic plant in the United States

Naturgy has started construction of its first renewable energy facility in the United States, the 7V Solar Ranch photovoltaic plant, in the state of Texas, which will have an installed capacity of 300 MWdc. The project investment will amount to 264 million euros. The plant, which is scheduled to begin commercial operation before the end … Continue reading Naturgy is investing 264 million euros in its first photovoltaic plant in the United States

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DNV drives standardization for floating solar photovoltaics

DNV introduces two joint industry projects (JIP) aiming to create an Anchoring and Mooring Design Standard, and a Floats Design, Testing and Qualification Standard. DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, estimates that the potential global capacity for deploying floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) power is currently around 4 terawatts (TW) and installed capacity will … Continue reading DNV drives standardization for floating solar photovoltaics

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Graphene: the future of photovoltaic energy

Graphene has the potential to contribute significantly to the development of renewables: a workshop organized by Graphene Flagship with IIT and hosted by EGP in Catania looked at applications for photovoltaics and energy storage. The spectacular growth of renewable energy sources is largely due to technological innovation, particularly in the field of materials science. One … Continue reading Graphene: the future of photovoltaic energy

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Solar industry offers U.S. Department of Commerce strong evidence to reach negative determination in solar circumvention investigation

New facts, supported by expert analysis, demonstrate that circumvention is not occurring in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In fact, companies in these countries are complying with the Department’s previous rulings that cell production is the key process in solar manufacturing. This week a number of companies formally submitted responses to the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Solar industry offers U.S. Department of Commerce strong evidence to reach negative determination in solar circumvention investigation

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