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U.S. adds enough solar and wind energy to power 1 million homes in Q1

It’s an understatement to say the past year has been filled with twists and turns, and the headlines have continued causing whiplash so far in 2021. However, one constant has been the continued rapid growth of clean energy. The numbers are in for the year’s first quarter, and they show a trend with no signs … Continue reading U.S. adds enough solar and wind energy to power 1 million homes in Q1

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In Uganda, renewables are making the future brighter

Enel Green Power’s solar energy together with the humanitarian commitment of EMERGENCY at the new pediatric center in Entebbe, Uganda, an outstanding medical facility designed by an outstanding architect, Renzo Piano. We have donated 2,500 photovoltaic panels to guarantee the stability of the electricity supply and help ensure the continuity of essential hospital services. A … Continue reading In Uganda, renewables are making the future brighter

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U.S. added 2,500 MW of wind energy, 1,200 MW of utility-scale solar, 100 MW of battery storage in first three months of the year

The Clean Power Quarterly Market Report, released today by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers installed nearly 40 percent more wind power in the first three months of 2021 than in the first three months of 2020, the strongest year ever for clean power. This amount of development also represents … Continue reading U.S. added 2,500 MW of wind energy, 1,200 MW of utility-scale solar, 100 MW of battery storage in first three months of the year

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JC Sandberg Joins American Clean Power Association As Chief Advocacy Officer

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced today that JC Sandberg will assume the role of Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO). Sandberg brings to the job more than two decades of legislative, regulatory and corporate experience where he has established himself as a policy expert and trusted voice on energy and infrastructure issues. In this newly-created … Continue reading JC Sandberg Joins American Clean Power Association As Chief Advocacy Officer

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Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

Building just 22 high-voltage transmission lines that are currently on hold in the U.S. could increase national wind and solar generation by 50 percent and create approximately 1.2 million jobs, according to a new study from Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG). The report, titled Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging into America’s Untapped … Continue reading Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

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Combining wind power, solar, batteries and in future even electrolysers

Combining wind power, solar energy, batteries and in future even electrolysers, allows hybrid parks to be more cost effective by sharing infrastructure such as roads, grid connections or substations and even support the grid stability. Hybrid parks can be custom-designed or retro fitted to existing assets to combine multiple technologies, such as wind turbines, solar … Continue reading Combining wind power, solar, batteries and in future even electrolysers

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Enel starts 1.5GW of wind energy and solar power in the United States

Enel Green Power North America has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US, including three hybrid renewable + storage projects and it’s largest solar plant in the US.The new wind, solar and hybrid projects are located in Texas (Roseland solar + storage, Blue Jay solar + storage and Ranchland wind + … Continue reading Enel starts 1.5GW of wind energy and solar power in the United States

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Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth

Wind energy and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas trap. An analysis of global electricity revealed that wind and solar showed resilient growth in 2020 despite the pandemic, forcing a record fall in global coal power. The Global Electricity Review (https://bit.ly/3nMqxBv) published by energy think tank Ember (www.Ember-climate.org) analysed … Continue reading Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth

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Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center

The company’s first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project of 460MWAC reaches commercial operation, making Ørsted the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new renewable technologies at utility scale in the US. Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery storage facility located in Andrews County, … Continue reading Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center

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RWE can soon supply solar electricity from the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine

It is still a gravel surface on the western edge of the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine. When it is terminated at the end of 2029, this strip of land will become the banks of a lake. But it will be two decades before the first waves hit the shore – time enough to turn the … Continue reading RWE can soon supply solar electricity from the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine

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American Clean Power Association Supports SEIA Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement in support of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol. “The American Clean Power Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) stand shoulder to shoulder united in our commitment to the Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol. This is an important initiative driven … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Supports SEIA Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

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American Clean Power Association Applauds Clean Energy for America Act

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement after Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced the Clean Energy for America Act. “The American Clean Power Association applauds the collective efforts in Congress to promote economic investment and address climate change. Chairman Wyden’s Clean Energy for America Act goes a long way towards addressing both … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Applauds Clean Energy for America Act

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China to bring solar and wind power generation to 11% of total electricity use in 2021

China has flagged it will seek to raise its power generation from solar and wind plants to around 11% of the country’s total power consumption in 2021, from 9.7% in 2020, said the National Energy Administration (NEA) in a draft rule on Monday. Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that China will boost the share … Continue reading China to bring solar and wind power generation to 11% of total electricity use in 2021

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Vietnam’s largest wind power plant goes into operation

Trung Nam, Vietnam’s largest wind farm, officially came into operation in Loi Hai and Bac Phong Communes, Thuan Bac District of South-Central Ninh Thuan Province. This Trungnam group project, combined with a 204 megawatt (MW) solar power plant, forms a unique complex of solar and wind energy farms in the nation and in Southeast Asia. … Continue reading Vietnam’s largest wind power plant goes into operation

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Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

Eastern and Southern Africa are vast, geographically diverse regions with rapidly growing populations and rising demands for energy. According to master plans for the two regional power pools, electricity demand is set to grow at between 3.4 and 5 per cent per year to 2040. Meeting that demand is key to bolstering long-term growth in … Continue reading Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

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Africa’s untold story: how the digital revolution is also helping renewables

In Africa, disruptive technologies are accelerating innovation and development and facilitating the energy transition. These stories are being told in a series of webinars by RES4AFRICA focusing on the relationship between digitalization and clean energy. Stories about Africa are often peppered with platitudes and false myths that risk biasing the way we see this vast … Continue reading Africa’s untold story: how the digital revolution is also helping renewables

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IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work closely to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor regions. The agreement aims to advance the global energy … Continue reading IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

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Acciona’s shareholders approve Renewables Business’ IPO at Extraordinary Meeting

ACCIONA’s shareholders today authorized in an Extraordinary Meeting the sale of shares of Corporación ACCIONA Energías Renovables (ACCIONA Energía), through an initial public offering. The company’s Shareholders Meeting has authorized ACCIONA’s Board of Directors to carry out the flotation process “whenever it deems appropriate”, adopting the necessary decisions “including (…) fixing the size of the … Continue reading Acciona’s shareholders approve Renewables Business’ IPO at Extraordinary Meeting

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Digitalization will drive solar power success

DNV today released the first part of the “More than the sun: A solar report series,” a group of comprehensive reports about the outlook for solar energy and how digitalization will boost the value of electricity generated by PV plants and drive the success of solar PV for the next 30 years.  “Solar PV investors … Continue reading Digitalization will drive solar power success

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Iberdrola and MAPFRE create a strategic alliance to invest together in renewable energy in Spain

The joint venture is starting out with 230 MW: 100 MW of operational wind power and 130 MW of photovoltaic under development, and will be adding more green energy projects to reach a portfolio of up to 1,000 MW Agreement between leaders: Iberdrola brings on board a leading national partner to develop its renewable growth … Continue reading Iberdrola and MAPFRE create a strategic alliance to invest together in renewable energy in Spain

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