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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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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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