Tag Archives: Solar Power

Diversify the production of solar panels

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) calls for the diversification of the solar energy supply chain, which is currently concentrated in Asia, and an increase in production in other countries – as EGP is doing in Catania – in order to meet decarbonization targets in time. Over the last ten years, the … Continue reading Diversify the production of solar panels

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Enel Green Power Chile gets authorization to begin commercial operation of the Sol de Lila solar power park

The National Electric Coordinator delivered its formal authorization for Enel Green Power Chile to begin commercial operations of its Sol de Lila solar power park, located in the Region of Antofagasta and the Atacama Desert, which will have an installed capacity of 161 MW and inject 100% renewable energy into the National Electric System.Sol de … Continue reading Enel Green Power Chile gets authorization to begin commercial operation of the Sol de Lila solar power park

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Statkraft supplies solar power for Schaeffler sites

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable power, supplies Schaeffler AG with 11 per cent of the annual power demand for its German production sites. The supply of power from newly built solar plants in Germany supports the automotive supplier in achieving its sustainability targets. Statkraft will supply the globally operating automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler … Continue reading Statkraft supplies solar power for Schaeffler sites

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Iberdrola to commission 1,400 new MW of solar power in Spain

The company is currently executing 12 new PV projects totalling 550 MW and plans to start construction of another 873 MW this year. New developments have enabled Iberdrola to increase its installed photovoltaic capacity by 55% in the first half of the year.   Iberdrola is consolidating its position as the leading promoter of photovoltaic solar … Continue reading Iberdrola to commission 1,400 new MW of solar power in Spain

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Iberdrola starts commissioning 100 new MW of solar power in Extremadura

Estas instalaciones producirán la misma cantidad de energía que la generada por 26 millones de metros cúbicos de gas al año. Iberdrola has started to commission two new photovoltaic plants in Extremadura. These facilities, called Majada Alta and San Antonio, are located in the Cáceres town of Cedillo and have a combined capacity of 100 … Continue reading Iberdrola starts commissioning 100 new MW of solar power in Extremadura

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Inauguration of the world’s first photovoltaic solar power plant with graphene panels

Graphene solar panels can be more efficient and can be manufactured in a two-dimensional (2D) format. Developed by scientists from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, in collaboration with researchers from the Hellenic University of the Mediterranean, Greece, this new technology was installed on the island of Crete and interconnected, forming the first solar … Continue reading Inauguration of the world’s first photovoltaic solar power plant with graphene panels

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What Is Concentrated Solar Power?

What exactly is concentrated solar-thermal power (CSP) and how does it work? Mirrors are used in CSP technologies to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver. In the receiver, the energy from concentrated sunlight heats a high-temperature fluid. This heat, also known as thermal energy, can be used to generate electricity by spinning a turbine … Continue reading What Is Concentrated Solar Power?

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RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar at scale

RWE and the Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck signed a collaboration agreement to develop the use of floating solar parks at sea. To accelerate the learnings on SolarDuck’s floating solar technology, RWE will invest in a first offshore pilot in the North Sea. The project is a first step in the collaboration and lays the foundation for … Continue reading RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar at scale

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Wind Energy and Solar Power Industry Bodies Join Forces to Drive Investment into Africa’s Energy Transition

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the industry representative body for the wind energy industry globally, and SolarPower Europe, a member-led association for the European solar PV sector, have signed an agreement with RenewAfrica, and the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA), to jointly organise the Africa Renewables Investment Summit (ARIS) – an event that seeks … Continue reading Wind Energy and Solar Power Industry Bodies Join Forces to Drive Investment into Africa’s Energy Transition

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Statkraft supports financing of solar park with 5-year PPA

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a 5-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Strasen solar park. The Norwegian energy company is thus supporting the construction and operation of the 30 MW solar park. The solar park, which is being developed, pre-financed and built by the Baden-Württemberg-based solar developer Sunovis, will operate … Continue reading Statkraft supports financing of solar park with 5-year PPA

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Statkraft’s first large-scale solar park in India starts operation

Statkraft opened its first large-scale solar power plant in India, marking a milestone in the company’s ambition to ramp up as a solar and wind power developer in the country. The Nellai solar power plant is in the southern state of Tamil Nadu and will generate renewable energy equal to the annual power consumption of … Continue reading Statkraft’s first large-scale solar park in India starts operation

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RWE to deliver solar power produced at Inden opencast mine from summer

In only a few weeks’ time, RWE’s Inden Opencast Mine will no longer produce just lignite, but also solar power. After officially breaking ground, building work has commenced for a utility-scale photovoltaics system with integrated battery storage. The solar modules will produce a peak electric output of 14.4 megawatts (MW). The “RWE indeland Solarpark” is the … Continue reading RWE to deliver solar power produced at Inden opencast mine from summer

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Libya authorizes Irish company to build first solar power plant

Authorities in Libya have granted the Dublin-based AG Energy, an independent power producer company, a license to build a 200 megawatts solar-run power plant in Ghadames city, southwest of Libya. The first renewable energy project to be implemented by a private company is coming to full development in Libya, the Africa 21 writes, indicating that … Continue reading Libya authorizes Irish company to build first solar power plant

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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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Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition

The signs of climate change are everywhere. More and more countries have rallied under the banner of net zero carbon dioxide emissions by mid-century. To achieve this goal, the world needs an energy transition. The pathway outlined in IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway indicates that renewable power generation, energy efficiency and electrification of … Continue reading Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition

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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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#AmericanCleanPowerWeek: Solar power is a key climate solution that creates jobs, drives innovation, and strengthens our economy

It’s day two of #AmericanCleanPowerWeek! Today we are highlighting solar power, a key climate solution that can help meet our nation’s 100% carbon-free power goal by 2035. Utility-scale solar power is the 3rd largest source of renewable energy in the country, generating enough energy to power 12.1 million homes. Today, solar energy delivers over 12% … Continue reading #AmericanCleanPowerWeek: Solar power is a key climate solution that creates jobs, drives innovation, and strengthens our economy

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ACP 3Q market report shows record wind energy and solar power growth in 2021

The Clean Power Quarterly 2021 Q3 Market Report, released today by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows the U.S. clean energy industry installed 3,336 MW of new capacity during the third quarter, with additions totaling 15,317 MW in the first three quarters, a 23 percent increase compared to 2020. Demand for clean power continues to rise … Continue reading ACP 3Q market report shows record wind energy and solar power growth in 2021

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U.S. added 5,620 MW of wind energy, solar power and battery storage in 2Q

The Clean Power Quarterly 2021 Q2  Market Report, released today by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers commissioned 5,620 MW of clean power capacity in the second quarter of 2021, a 13 percent increase over 2020’s second quarter volume. Additions for the first half of 2021 totaled 9,915 MW, the highest record … Continue reading U.S. added 5,620 MW of wind energy, solar power and battery storage in 2Q

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