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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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Goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Office

The goal of the Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is to accelerate the development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Achieving this goal will support the nationwide effort to meet the threat of climate change and ensure … Continue reading Goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Office

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Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy displace coal in Chile

Projection of the Electrical Coordinator assumes compliance with the installation plan of 2,450 MW of solar, plus another 1,540 MW of wind power. Thus, the sum of these energy sources, hydro NCRE, geothermal energy and others, will exceed the contribution of coal. Coal as a source of electricity generation in Chile has an expiration date. … Continue reading Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy displace coal in Chile

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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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