Tag Archives: solar energy

Women Entrepreneurs Invited to Be in the Vanguard of Africa’s Energy Transition

Jane Jamila Nakasamu is on a mission to bring clean energy solutions to the rural communities in Zambia. The 26-year-old has been working tirelessly in promoting bioenergy as an alternative to charcoal and firewood in lower-income families, to increase access to clean cooking. “We work closely with women in these communities to enable a mindset … Continue reading Women Entrepreneurs Invited to Be in the Vanguard of Africa’s Energy Transition

Continue reading

Diversify the production of solar panels

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) calls for the diversification of the solar energy supply chain, which is currently concentrated in Asia, and an increase in production in other countries – as EGP is doing in Catania – in order to meet decarbonization targets in time. Over the last ten years, the … Continue reading Diversify the production of solar panels

Continue reading

ASEAN Can Cover Two-Thirds of Energy Demand with Renewables

Southeast Asian countries can meet their growing energy demand with renewables and cut 75% of their energy-related CO2 emissions by 2050, half of the emissions compared to today. Released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) during the ASEAN Energy Ministerial, the 2nd edition of the Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN: Towards a regional energy … Continue reading ASEAN Can Cover Two-Thirds of Energy Demand with Renewables

Continue reading

Solar energy – harnessing the power of the sun

Solar power is a cheap, clean, modular and flexible energy source. It is currently one of the cheapest renewable energies on the market and the most accessible one for European households. In 2020, 5.2% of the EU’s total electricity production came from solar energy. Based on current market trends, it has the potential to meet … Continue reading Solar energy – harnessing the power of the sun

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

What Is Concentrated Solar Power?

What exactly is concentrated solar-thermal power (CSP) and how does it work? Mirrors are used in CSP technologies to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver. In the receiver, the energy from concentrated sunlight heats a high-temperature fluid. This heat, also known as thermal energy, can be used to generate electricity by spinning a turbine … Continue reading What Is Concentrated Solar Power?

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Statkraft supports financing of solar park with 5-year PPA

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a 5-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Strasen solar park. The Norwegian energy company is thus supporting the construction and operation of the 30 MW solar park. The solar park, which is being developed, pre-financed and built by the Baden-Württemberg-based solar developer Sunovis, will operate … Continue reading Statkraft supports financing of solar park with 5-year PPA

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Clean Energy Sees Strong Start to 2022, But Policy Uncertainty Threatens Future U.S. Growth

Despite looming challenges and policy uncertainty, the clean power industry started 2022 with a strong first quarter according to the American Clean Power Association (ACP)’s newly released Clean Power Quarterly Market Report Q1 2022.   It was a record first quarter for the industry as clean power owners and developers installed more than 6.6 gigawatts (GW) … Continue reading Clean Energy Sees Strong Start to 2022, But Policy Uncertainty Threatens Future U.S. Growth

Continue reading

ACP Applauds President Biden’s Bold Action to Reinvigorate the Domestic Solar Industry

Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP), today issued a statement regarding President Biden’s use of executive action to incentivize domestic solar manufacturing and restore predictability to the solar industry:  “President Biden’s proclamation today to use the full power of executive authority to jumpstart the domestic solar industry is a bold act … Continue reading ACP Applauds President Biden’s Bold Action to Reinvigorate the Domestic Solar Industry

Continue reading

ACP Responds to New Department of Commerce Solar Circumvention Memorandum

In response to a memo released from the Department of Commerce today, American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal stated: “While attempting to address the industry’s concerns, today’s memo from the Commerce Department on the Auxin Circumvention case perpetuates the market confusion that is currently stifling the US solar industry. Commerce appears to indicate that: … Continue reading ACP Responds to New Department of Commerce Solar Circumvention Memorandum

Continue reading

Vattenfall opens Energypark Haringvliet – a combination of wind, solar and batteries

Energypark Haringvliet in Netherlands is inaugurated today. It is Vattenfall’s first power plant that combines wind, solar and batteries. By combining these technologies, it will be able to produce energy at a lower cost, make a more efficient use of available grid capacity, with less impact on the environment. Therefore, Haringvliet will serve as a … Continue reading Vattenfall opens Energypark Haringvliet – a combination of wind, solar and batteries

Continue reading

Solar and wind power are key to decarbonizing Switzerland

A team from the UNIGE and Empa demonstrate that a mix of photovoltaic and wind power is optimal for reducing the carbon footprint of Swiss electricity consumption. How can we reduce the carbon footprint of electricity consumption in Switzerland? The country relies on electricity imports from fossil fuel power plants, which are major emitters of … Continue reading Solar and wind power are key to decarbonizing Switzerland

Continue reading

American Clean Power Association applauds President Biden’s extension of Section 201 exclusion on solar panel tariffs

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement today after the Biden-Harris Administration’s decision to extend the Section 201 exclusion currently in place on tariffs on imported bifacial solar panels:    “As the nation’s leading voice for clean energy project development, we applaud President Biden’s decision today on a crucial issue facing the … Continue reading American Clean Power Association applauds President Biden’s extension of Section 201 exclusion on solar panel tariffs

Continue reading

Enel Chile starts construction of new solar plants and announces battery-powered wind farms

As part of its Investor Day, Enel Chile announced new renewable projects that are part of its 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. In the North, the construction of two photovoltaic projects for approximately 773 MW will begin. At the same time, in the south, the development of two battery-powered wind farms will begin, the first of their … Continue reading Enel Chile starts construction of new solar plants and announces battery-powered wind farms

Continue reading

IRENA and OLADE Reinforce Commitment to Boost Renewables in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), have signed a new agreement to work closely in efforts to scale up the deployment of renewable energy in the Latin American and Caribbean region as it pursues ambitious 2030 goals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Alfonso Blanco, the Executive … Continue reading IRENA and OLADE Reinforce Commitment to Boost Renewables in Latin America and the Caribbean

Continue reading

GE & UK Export Finance agree to support 1.35 GW Turkish solar project

Turkey’s largest solar facility, equipped with GE solar power station technology, is equivalent to over 4,600 football pitches in size.GE Energy Financial Services facilitates export credit guarantee through UKEF to J.P. Morgan’s project finance package.US$291 million biggest UKEF guarantee for any solar energy project and is estimated to support up to around 100 UK jobs. … Continue reading GE & UK Export Finance agree to support 1.35 GW Turkish solar project

Continue reading

Global Wind Energy Alliance and Global Solar Council announce Global Renewable Energy Alliance

A new renewable energy alliance between the wind energy and solar PV industries is calling on governments to implement energy transition action plans and cut red tape to meet Net Zero targets.  A joint study by the Global Solar Council and the Global Wind Energy Council found that by 2030 there will be a 29% … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Alliance and Global Solar Council announce Global Renewable Energy Alliance

Continue reading

EDPR signs more than 50 solar energy projects with Walmart

The projects, ranging from rooftop to ground mount projects, generate a total of 38.3 MW of energy and are distributed across 7 USA states. Using the latest in environmental innovation, EDPR has worked with Walmart to support its commitment to pollinator friendly solar by building a ground mount solar array at its Laurens, SC distribution … Continue reading EDPR signs more than 50 solar energy projects with Walmart

Continue reading