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Wind energy and solar power could benefit the Sahara

A study published on Thursday in the journal Science showed that a massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert and neighboring Sahel would increase local temperature, precipitation and vegetation, thus benefiting the region. The study is among the first to model the climate effects of wind and solar installations while taking into account … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power could benefit the Sahara

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Uzbekistan announces US$1.3 billion solar energy deal

Global leader in sustainability and utility-scale solar production, SkyPower, has announced an estimated US$1.3 billion foreign direct investment in Uzbekistan to build 1,000 MW of solar energy generation capacity throughout the country. This project will bring the largest foreign direct investment in Uzbekistan’s history. Uzbekistan and SkyPower also signed the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) … Continue reading Uzbekistan announces US$1.3 billion solar energy deal

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Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University in Denmark finds several … Continue reading Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

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Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by … Continue reading Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

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15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

111 CSP projects with total capacity of 9GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349GW China 20 CSP pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, 15 months have passed, China official National Energy Administration indicated that according to the construction status of the 1st batch of CSP pilot projects, China would … Continue reading 15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

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Enel wins long-term renewable tender in Mexico

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), acting through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Rinnovabile S.A. de C.V. (“ERinnovabile”), has been awarded the right to sign a number of contracts in Mexico to supply energy and clean certificates with four wind projects for a total capacity of 593 MW in the country’s third long-term public tender since its energy … Continue reading Enel wins long-term renewable tender in Mexico

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 350 MW in wind and solar energy capacity in Brazil

The bulk of the Pirapora solar photovoltaic project (with close to 400 MWp in total capacity) and the 66 MW Ventos da Bahia wind farm were recently commissioned and connected up to the Brazilian grid via its EDF EN do Brasil local subsidiaries. The 350 MW in installed capacity so far contribute to the EDF Group’s Cap 2030 … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 350 MW in wind and solar energy capacity in Brazil

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Iran approves 7.3 billion USD foreign investments in renewable energies

Iranian government has opened the doors for foreign investments in renewable power plants, Financial Tribune daily reported on Saturday. Iran has commissioned a 7.3 billion U.S. dollars investments in an aim to diversify its energy mix that is dominated by oil and gas, the government’s Spokesperson Mohammad Bagher Nobakht was quoted as saying. The new … Continue reading Iran approves 7.3 billion USD foreign investments in renewable energies

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$25.38/MWh bid sets new record low for 24/7 block mixing wind and solar at Chile Tender

Verano Capital, an American project developer headquartered in Santiago, announced today that the 47 MW solar project they initially developed was selected in Chile’s latest energy tender with a winning bid at $25.38/MWh, the lowest 24/7 block price combining solar and wind ever recorded in the history of energy tenders. The winning bid was offered … Continue reading $25.38/MWh bid sets new record low for 24/7 block mixing wind and solar at Chile Tender

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Wind energy and solar power jobs are the two fastest growing jobs in America

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data Tuesday showing that jobs as solar installers and wind technicians are projected to grow the fastest of any in the U.S. economy over the coming decade. The number of people working in these professions will double between 2016 and 2026. Where are wind jobs located? Wind jobs … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power jobs are the two fastest growing jobs in America

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Wind power and solar energy could power business all over Europe

The private sector accounts for around half of Europe’s electricity consumption. Powering corporate consumers with renewable energy could deliver massive reductions in CO2 emissions, save businesses money and make it easier for people to invest in renewables. Large energy consumers such as chemical and aluminium producers, ICT and food & drink companies gathered in Brussels … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy could power business all over Europe

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Dominion Energy Virginia to power new Facebook data center with renewable energy

Dominion Energy Virginia will add new solar generation to the power grid to serve a new state-of-the-art data center Facebook plans to build in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Facebook announced Thursday it has selected a location in eastern Henrico County as home to its eighth data center in the United States. This was made possible through … Continue reading Dominion Energy Virginia to power new Facebook data center with renewable energy

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IEA report provides a bright outlook for renewables

Global renewable electricity generation is expected to grow by more than a third by 2022, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewables 2017 report released yesterday. It’ll be over 8,000 terawatts hours per year, equal to the total annual power consumption of China, India and Germany combined – and 30% of global power generation, … Continue reading IEA report provides a bright outlook for renewables

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Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven by sharp cost reductions and … Continue reading Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

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China: leading the solar power global market

China is the largest manufacture of solar panels, supplying cheap, easily available modules to the market. The country has also realised the benefits of using the technology domestically. Nearly half of the world’s solar installed last year was in China, with Asia as a whole making up two-thirds of new capacity in 2016. While solar … Continue reading China: leading the solar power global market

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Vietnam: wind energy has potential of about 12 GW

The figures were announced in the Viet Nam Energy Outlook Report 2017, released at an event co-organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Embassy of Denmark yesterday in Ha Noi. The report, compiled by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and Denmark’s Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate, aims to … Continue reading Vietnam: wind energy has potential of about 12 GW

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Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost. Green power outlook presented by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich … Continue reading Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

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Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

The first-ever solar and wind power plant with the capacity of generating two megawatts of electricity was put into service  at the industrial park in western Herat province on Sunday. Water and Energy Minster Ali Ahmad Osmani, who inaugurated the plant, termed the $3.5 million project as “a biggest one” in Afghanistan.   He said … Continue reading Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

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UAE- Clean energy on focus

Through its participation at Expo 2017 Astana, the UAE is looking to implement the benefits and lessons as it gears up for the big ‘six-month’ event in 2020. Under the theme Future Energy, the UAE pavilion displayed its key renewable energy projects to over 500,000 visitors through a series of features and activities that explored … Continue reading UAE- Clean energy on focus

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