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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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Gabon: eight hybrid solar power plants for isolated communities

Ausar Energy, a subsidiary of ENGIE, has signed a 15-year lease-purchase agreement for the construction and operation of hybrid solar power plants, which will eventually supply nearly 1,600 homes and save 2,600 tons of CO2 per year. ENGIE Africa and its subsidiary AUSAR Energy are launching the construction of 8 hybrid solar power plants at … Continue reading Gabon: eight hybrid solar power plants for isolated communities

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More solar power for Amsterdam and Uppsala

Vattenfall has built Amsterdam’s largest solar roof and in Uppsala one of Sweden’s biggest solar farms will be constructed. Amsterdam’s largest solar roof was put into operation on Thursday 16 January after 17,000 solar panels were installed by Vattenfall on the roofs of two industrial buildings. The total area of 45,000 square metres is equivalent … Continue reading More solar power for Amsterdam and Uppsala

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US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter

The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report. The figures, released Thursday morning, come from the most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight Report … Continue reading US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter

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Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

Latin America and the Caribbean could grow their installed solar capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. Annual investmens exceeding seven billion would see the region’s solar PV capacity rise from 7 gigawatts (GW) today, to more than 280 GW by mid-century. While … Continue reading Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

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A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

China is a leader in wind energy, concentrated solar thermal power and, above all, photovoltaic energy. Decades earlier than originally planned, China’s power grid has reached parity in the solar power market. It means that solar energy is again cheaper than electricity in the Chinese electricity grid, an advance that can boost the prospects for … Continue reading A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

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GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy announce today that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be installed for the Solar River Project in South Australia. The energy storage system, called the Reservoir, will be coupled to a large 200 … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

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AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That revolution is also taking place under … Continue reading AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

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State of solar power in the U.S.

Though still a small contributor to the electricity supply, solar energy, PV and concentrated solar power, is revolutionizing how U.S. consumers generate and consume electricity. Solar power offers enormous promise as a non-carbon-emitting energy resource. Yet in the U.S. today, less than 1% percent of our total energy supply – roughly 2.3% of our electricity … Continue reading State of solar power in the U.S.

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Ecuador tendered wind power and photovoltaic solar energy

The Government will deliver concession contracts to private companies to build the photovoltaic plant in El Aromo and stages II and III of Villonaco.Ecuador calls private investors for the construction of electrical projects with non-conventional renewable energy such as solar and wind energy (obtained from the wind). On July 30, 2019, the promotion stage of … Continue reading Ecuador tendered wind power and photovoltaic solar energy

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Wind power and solar energy projects in Ecuador are tendered on July 30

On the 30th of this month, Celec EP will tender for at least five renewable energy projects: hydroelectric, wind energy and photovoltaic solar. The process seeks the participation of private companies under a BOP model, which means that the private company invests, builds, operates the project for a certain number of years and finally returns … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy projects in Ecuador are tendered on July 30

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EDPR secures a PPA for its first large scale renewable project with storage

EDP Renováveis (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, , through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, has secured a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”), with East Bay Community Energy (“EBCE”), to sell 100 MW of solar energy … Continue reading EDPR secures a PPA for its first large scale renewable project with storage

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Aquila Capital secures 700 MW wind power and solar energy projects in Spain

Aquila Capital, an alternate investment company, has reportedly acquired the project rights for renewable energy projects with a total capacity of 700MW in Spain, for a confidential price and from an unannounced seller. Sources familiar with the matter informed that the portfolio consists of more than 300 MW of photovoltaic and nearly 400 MW of … Continue reading Aquila Capital secures 700 MW wind power and solar energy projects in Spain

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Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und … Continue reading Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

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Wind power and solar energy align to advance consumer-friendly market and transmission improvements

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) officially launched its new “RTO Advisory Council”, strengthening and formalizing collaborative advocacy efforts between a group of utility-scale solar businesses and the wind industry that began last year. The combined effort, which currently represents over 70 percent of utility-scale wind and solar development, comes at a time when regulators … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy align to advance consumer-friendly market and transmission improvements

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Iraq is expected to have an installed capacity of five gigawatts of solar energy and one gigawatt of wind energy

Iraq is seeking to diversify its energy dependency by building large-scale solar, wind and biomass facilities within the next decade, expecting to supply more than 10 per cent of its energy needs by 2028 from sustainable resources, according to Frost & Sullivan’s energy analysis.   The country suffers from heavy electricity shortage due to insufficient … Continue reading Iraq is expected to have an installed capacity of five gigawatts of solar energy and one gigawatt of wind energy

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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power is essential in the energy transition

The solar thermal is the most competitive alternative to generate electricity from the sun, complementing the photovoltaic and avoiding CO2 emissions. The new solar power must be a combination of photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal to overcome the EU’s objectives of renewable and decarbonisation by 2030, with a cost of less than 5 c € … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power is essential in the energy transition

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CGN EE choose Greenbyte Energy Cloud for 900 MW of wind power and solar energy

CGN Europe Energy has chosen renewable energy management system Greenbyte Energy Cloud for their wind and solar PV farms. Greenbyte will be integrating CGN EE’s wind and solar assets in Europe and Africa, amounting to a total of 900 MW, and the collaboration will be ongoing for CGN EE’s future investments. The French-based and Chinese-owned … Continue reading CGN EE choose Greenbyte Energy Cloud for 900 MW of wind power and solar energy

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