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Clean Power Slows During Third Quarter, But the Future is Bright for Growth with Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

While the Inflation Reduction Act is set to catalyze clean energy growth, the industry continues to deal with policy and regulatory challenges hindering development and deployment of clean power. These challenges and more were apparent in ACP’s latest Clean Power Quarterly Market Report for the third quarter.  ACP’s new market report shows that from July … Continue reading Clean Power Slows During Third Quarter, But the Future is Bright for Growth with Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

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Industry offers robust recommendations in six areas to ensure the clean energy incentives

Industry offers robust recommendations in six areas to ensure the clean energy incentives in the IRA make clean energy investments a reality; clear and workable guidance from Treasury essential to provide sufficient market certainty for developers. The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement today from JC Sandberg, Interim CEO and Chief Advocacy … Continue reading Industry offers robust recommendations in six areas to ensure the clean energy incentives

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Equinor acquires leading Danish solar developer BeGreen

Equinor has signed an agreement to buy BeGreen, a leading solar project developer in North-West Europe. The acquisition strengthens Equinor’s capabilities and portfolio within solar PV. “BeGreen represents an important building block to our industrial renewables position in Europe, in line with our ambition to be a leading company in the energy transition. BeGreen has … Continue reading Equinor acquires leading Danish solar developer BeGreen

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Iberdrola starts up the world’s first wind-solar hybrid plant in Australia

The 317 MW total capacity project combines a 210 MW wind farm and a 107 MW photovoltaic plant. The plant will be able to generate enough clean energy to power 180,000 homes and will prevent the emission of 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Iberdrola has started the commissioning in Australia of its first wind-solar … Continue reading Iberdrola starts up the world’s first wind-solar hybrid plant in Australia

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Dutch project to combine solar and farming

In the Netherlands Vattenfall is constructing a solar park where solar panels are combined with cultivation. The aim of the so-called Symbizon project is to show that farming and solar panels can go well together. In densely populated Netherlands land use is a hot issue. The Symbizon agri-PV project in Almere just outside Amsterdam aims … Continue reading Dutch project to combine solar and farming

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More than 70,000 installations already enjoy self-consumption thanks to Iberdrola’s network

The installations connected to the grid of i-DE, Iberdrola’s distribution company in Spain, have a combined capacity of more than 900 MW, the equivalent of two large combined cycle plants. 98% of self-consumers feed energy into the grid during the day and recover it when they need it. Iberdrola has now exceeded 70,000 self-consumption installations … Continue reading More than 70,000 installations already enjoy self-consumption thanks to Iberdrola’s network

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Equinor’s first solar plant in Poland ready

The construction of the 58 MW St?pie? solar plant in Poland is completed, and the plant is ready for operation. St?pie? was developed and will be operated by Wento, Equinor’s 100% subsidiary. In 2021, Equinor bought the Polish solar developer Wento and its pipeline of solar projects across Poland. Less than 1.5 years after the … Continue reading Equinor’s first solar plant in Poland ready

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Solar PV Employs More Women Than Any Renewables

New IRENA report shows that solar PV industry has the highest share of full-time women employees, reaching 40% in 2021. Solar photovoltaic (PV) has emerged to be the leading employer in the renewable energy sector, both in global number of employees and in gender balance. In 2021, the solar PV industry employs 4.3 million people—one-third … Continue reading Solar PV Employs More Women Than Any Renewables

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Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn by 2050

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050, an Oxford University study says. The report said it was wrong and pessimistic to claim that moving quickly towards cleaner energy sources was expensive. Gas prices have soared on mounting concerns over energy supplies. But the researchers … Continue reading Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn by 2050

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Enel Green Power Chile gets authorization to begin commercial operation of the Sol de Lila solar power park

The National Electric Coordinator delivered its formal authorization for Enel Green Power Chile to begin commercial operations of its Sol de Lila solar power park, located in the Region of Antofagasta and the Atacama Desert, which will have an installed capacity of 161 MW and inject 100% renewable energy into the National Electric System.Sol de … Continue reading Enel Green Power Chile gets authorization to begin commercial operation of the Sol de Lila solar power park

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Naturgy acquires its first hybrid PV solar and energy storage project in Australia

Naturgy marks an important milestone with this project, representing its first foray in Australia into photovoltaic technology, through a hybrid PV-Battery project, which is the first one of this kind for the company worldwide.The Cunderdin project will be the largest DC-coupled solar PV and battery project to be built in Australia.The company extends its asset … Continue reading Naturgy acquires its first hybrid PV solar and energy storage project in Australia

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Ørsted acquires its first solar project in Ireland

Ørsted has completed the acquisition of the Ballinrea solar PV project in Ireland from experienced renewable energy developer Terra Solar. The 65 MW solar project will be located in Cork, the second-largest city in Ireland, and will become Ørsted’s first solar project in the country. Ballinrea Solar Farm is expected to generate enough green energy … Continue reading Ørsted acquires its first solar project in Ireland

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RWE strengthens its Polish renewables business with acquisition of 3 gigawatts solar pipeline

RWE has further strengthened its European renewables business by acquiring Alpha Solar, a Polish photovoltaic (PV) development company. With this, RWE takes over a solar project pipeline in Poland with a total capacity of approx. 3 GWac. The acquisition represents a strategic enhancement for RWE and adds to its existing global development pipeline of 10 gigawatts in … Continue reading RWE strengthens its Polish renewables business with acquisition of 3 gigawatts solar pipeline

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RWE starts construction of a ground-mounted solar farm in the province of Badajoz

RWE is making good progress in expanding its solar business in Spain: having last year kicked-off the construction for two solar farms in the Province of Guadalajara, the company is now realising a ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plant with a planned capacity of 10 megawatts (MWac) in south west of Spain. Early construction works for the … Continue reading RWE starts construction of a ground-mounted solar farm in the province of Badajoz

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Inauguration of the world’s first photovoltaic solar power plant with graphene panels

Graphene solar panels can be more efficient and can be manufactured in a two-dimensional (2D) format. Developed by scientists from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, in collaboration with researchers from the Hellenic University of the Mediterranean, Greece, this new technology was installed on the island of Crete and interconnected, forming the first solar … Continue reading Inauguration of the world’s first photovoltaic solar power plant with graphene panels

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UAE’s Masdar to work on solar and wind power projects in Tanzania

Masdar signed an agreement today to develop renewable energy projects in Tanzania. The deal between Masdar and the Tanzania Electric Supply Company specifies they will work on two energy projects that will ultimately produce 2,000 megawatts of solar and onshore wind power, Masdar said in a press release. Why it matters: The United Arab Emirates … Continue reading UAE’s Masdar to work on solar and wind power projects in Tanzania

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Energy security: France takes emergency measures to boost wind and solar

France gets around 20% of its electricity from renewable sources – 8% from wind energy, but it needs more to meet its climate goals while reinforcing energy security.  The war in Ukraine and disruptions in its conventional electricity generation fleet are putting France’s energy system under stress.  The French Government is taking unprecedented steps to … Continue reading Energy security: France takes emergency measures to boost wind and solar

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Iberdrola to expand its renewable capacity in Poland with 98 MW of wind and solar projects

When the new facilities, already under construction, come on stream in 2023, the company will have 261 MW of installed capacity in Poland, a market that has become one of the Iberdrola group’s growth platforms. Iberdrola has closed a preliminary agreement for the acquisition of 98 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar projects in Poland … Continue reading Iberdrola to expand its renewable capacity in Poland with 98 MW of wind and solar projects

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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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