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Switzerland vote for gradual nuclear phaseout

The Swiss appeared on Sunday to have voted in favour of a massive overhaul of the country’s energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. According to preliminary results ticking in shortly after voting stations closed at noon (1000 GMT), a majority of Swiss voters supported the shift … Continue reading Switzerland vote for gradual nuclear phaseout

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Agreements signed for two solar power plants in Nigeria

Government-backed wholesaler Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) has signed put call options agreements with two renewable energy developers for solar projects with collective capacity of 120 MW. NBET signed the agreement with Afrinergia Power, a Nigerian renewables developer for the construction of a 50-MW solar plant in Nasarawa State. Afrinergia says the plant will generate … Continue reading Agreements signed for two solar power plants in Nigeria

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Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

Working with member countries, SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world that have plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems. For individual concentrating solar power projects, you will find … Continue reading Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

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Why Donald Trump won’t hold back solar power and wind energy

President Donald Trump‘s full-throated support for fossil fuel production and his climate change denial have raised concerns about the future of renewable energy projects in America, but some investors believe the president cannot hold back solar and wind energy deployment — or alternative energy stocks. Those investors say goals adopted by more than half of … Continue reading Why Donald Trump won’t hold back solar power and wind energy

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Solar Power Now Produces a Better Energy Return on Investment Than Oil

In 2016, according to a trends analysis based on this report by the Royal Society of London, the energy return on energy investment (EROEI) for oil appears to have fallen below a ratio of 15 to 1 globally. In places like the United States, where extraction efforts increasingly rely on unconventional techniques like fracking, that EROEI … Continue reading Solar Power Now Produces a Better Energy Return on Investment Than Oil

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New Investors join Scatec Solar to develop the 100 MW Nova Scotia Solar Power Project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar (www.ScatecSolar.com) has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Africa50, an African Infrastructure Fund sponsored by the African Development Bank and more than 20 African States and Norfund (the Norwegian Investment Fund for Development Countries), securing investment into the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Dutse in the Northern Nigerian state … Continue reading New Investors join Scatec Solar to develop the 100 MW Nova Scotia Solar Power Project in Nigeria

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East Africa’s Largest Solar Power Plant Starts Operations in Soroti, Uganda

D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy, together with representatives of Access Power (www.Access-Power.com), EREN RE (www.EREN-Groupe.com) and donors celebrated today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti. Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity … Continue reading East Africa’s Largest Solar Power Plant Starts Operations in Soroti, Uganda

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Tesvolt and Africa Green Tec to provide solar power to 250,000 Malians

Mobile solar containers with battery storage systems reduce energy costs by over 75%. The German firm Tesvolt, which manufactures commercial storage systems, has entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement with the start-up Africa Green Tec. Tesvolt is supplying lithium storage systems for 50 solar containers with a total capacity of 3 megawatt-hours (MWh), enabling a … Continue reading Tesvolt and Africa Green Tec to provide solar power to 250,000 Malians

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Scatec Solar and Norfund sign Power Purchase Agreement for Mozambique’s first large scale Solar Power Plant

Scatec Solar (ScatecSolar.com) and Norfund (www.Norfund.no) have signed the Power Purchase Agreement securing  the sale of solar power over a 25 year period to the state owned utility Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM). The agreement was signed at a ceremony in Maputo yesterday in the presence of the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Børge Brende, … Continue reading Scatec Solar and Norfund sign Power Purchase Agreement for Mozambique’s first large scale Solar Power Plant

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Myanmar to exploit more solar power, wind energy

Myanmar is moving to exploit solar and wind energy, but experts said such attempts must be stepped up to smoothen the country’s development. Soe Soe Ohn, director of the national electrification project at the Rural Development Department, said solar energy offered high potential particularly in rural electrification. Some homes are equipped with solar panels and … Continue reading Myanmar to exploit more solar power, wind energy

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Renewable Energy Boom in Africa

Christine Lins is the Executive Secretary of Ren 21, a global renewable energy multi-stakeholder policy network. She spoke to Ian Katusiime about the prospects of renewable energy in Africa. Please break down for us what it means for the world now to have 147GW of renewable energy? Record renewable power capacity of 147 GW installed … Continue reading Renewable Energy Boom in Africa

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China hopes to build a $50 trillion global wind energy and solar power grid by 2050

One thing you can’t fault China for, lack of ambition. By 2050, the country hopes to lead efforts to build a $50 trillion global wind and solar power grid that would completely change how the world is powered. The Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) project was first introduced by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) … Continue reading China hopes to build a $50 trillion global wind energy and solar power grid by 2050

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ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

SolarReserve and Saudi ACWA Power will break ground on a joint project for 100 MW  concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa in September, Terence Govender, SolarReserve’s vice president of development was quoted as saying by news agency Ecofin.   The project was selected within the 3.5 bid window under South Africa’s Renewable Energy … Continue reading ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

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Global solar energy market size is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023

Global solar energy market size was estimated at over USD 65 billion in 2015 and is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023. Cumulatively, more than 178 GW of power was installed in 2015 and is estimated to reach more than 600 GW over the forecast period, including both photovoltaic and concentrated thermal power. … Continue reading Global solar energy market size is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023

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Dubai will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030. The energy mix will include 61 per cent from natural gas, 25 per cent from solar energy, 7 per cent from clean coal and 7 per cent from nuclear power by 2030. The project will … Continue reading Dubai will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030

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European solar power market grows 15% in 2015; connecting 8 GW of solar power to the grid

In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to first estimates by SolarPower Europe, the association of the solar power sector in Europe. Demand for solar power systems in European countries increased by around 15% year-on-year, compared to 6.95 GW of new grid-connected solar power capacity in … Continue reading European solar power market grows 15% in 2015; connecting 8 GW of solar power to the grid

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Suzlon enters solar power business

Wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd on Wednesday announced its official entry into the solar energy segment, receiving letters of interest (LoI) for the 210 megawatts (MW) of solar power projects that it won in Telangana through a competitive bidding process in August 2015. The projects will be completed through six separate special purpose vehicles … Continue reading Suzlon enters solar power business

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Enel Green Power Builds 254 MW Solar Power Plant In Brazil

Ituverava, which will have a total installed capacity of 254 MW, is Enel Green Power’s largest solar power plant currently under construction. The facility is located in the state of Bahia and will be able to generate more than 550 GWh per year. Enel Green Power will be investing approximately 400 million US dollars in … Continue reading Enel Green Power Builds 254 MW Solar Power Plant In Brazil

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China to cut on-grid tariffs for solar energy, wind power

Starting in 2016, on-grid tariffs for solar producers will be 0.02 to 0.10 yuan lower per kilowatt-hour – with the higher cuts applying in the country’s less populated, arid western region – while tariffs for wind power generators will fall 0.02 to 0.03 yuan, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement. The … Continue reading China to cut on-grid tariffs for solar energy, wind power

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India still lagging in wind energy and solar power promotion

The renewable energy potential in India is 8,89,508 Mega Watt. Although the Government of India has been promoting the development of the sector for energy security as well as environmental protection, the exploitation of the two largest components i.e. solar energy and wind energy potential was only 0.35 and 21 per cent, and varied significantly … Continue reading India still lagging in wind energy and solar power promotion

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