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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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American Clean Power Association statement on DOE Solar Futures Study

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after the Department of Energy released the Solar Futures Study, which shows the significant role that solar energy will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. “Moving quickly on climate change in the U.S. will require meeting the Biden administration’s goal reaching of 100 … Continue reading American Clean Power Association statement on DOE Solar Futures Study

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How Solar Water Heaters Industry Benefits the Local Economy

Heating and cooling account for nearly half of global final energy consumption, but most of the energy use is currently generated from fossil fuels. With the declining costs of renewable energy, solar has become especially attractive for water heating. Just like other renewable energy technologies, solar water heaters have a role to reduce greenhouse gas … Continue reading How Solar Water Heaters Industry Benefits the Local Economy

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Ørsted signs power purchase agreement with the Microsoft Corporation

Ørsted and Microsoft Corporation have entered into an agreement for Microsoft to purchase energy from Old 300 Solar Center in Fort Bend County, Texas. Per the terms of Ørsted’s agreement, Microsoft will buy power from Ørsted’s 430 MWAC solar energy center Old 300 in Fort Bend County, Texas, which is expected to come online in … Continue reading Ørsted signs power purchase agreement with the Microsoft Corporation

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North Macedonia advances in three wind energy and solar power projects with 210 MW

ESM is seeking consultants for feasibility studies for solar power plants of 60 MW and 100 MW in Bitola and its 50 MW Miravci wind power project in Gevgelija. After Germany’s KfW Development Bank provided a EUR 2.4 million grant to North Macedonia to produce feasibility and environmental impact studies for green energy systems, Elektrani … Continue reading North Macedonia advances in three wind energy and solar power projects with 210 MW

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China and IRENA Boost Ties as Leading Renewables Market Eyes Carbon Neutrality Goals

IRENA and National Energy Administration of China sign MoU to advance the transition and cooperate on market development. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the National Energy Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NEA) have today agreed to work to strengthen cooperation as the world’s largest renewable energy market builds momentum towards the … Continue reading China and IRENA Boost Ties as Leading Renewables Market Eyes Carbon Neutrality Goals

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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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Enhanced Financial Instruments Needed to Accelerate Renewables Deployment in Tunisia

IRENA outlines recommendations to help country achieve its 30% renewables goal while boosting growth and development. Measures to reform the renewable energy sector’s financial instruments and encourage greater involvement from national financial institutions are critical to the achievement of Tunisia’s energy transformation goals, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy … Continue reading Enhanced Financial Instruments Needed to Accelerate Renewables Deployment in Tunisia

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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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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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Peru bets on wind power and solar energy

Peru is preparing to move towards a future without carbon emissions (carbon neutrality) towards the year 2050, which implies increasing the use of renewable energies by 80% for that period and that will mean an important economic benefit for the country. This was stated by Gabriel Quijandría, Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources … Continue reading Peru bets on wind power and solar energy

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Department of Energy announces $20 million to advance Perovskite solar technologies

Perovskites are a family of materials with a specific crystal structure, named after the mineral with that structure and when used to create solar cells, they have shown potential for high performance and low production costs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies. Perovskites are … Continue reading Department of Energy announces $20 million to advance Perovskite solar technologies

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