Tag Archives: Solar Power

Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

A partnership between renewable energy industry leaders has announced the final details of a project that will help accelerate the transition to an energy mix led by renewable energy and aim to provide even more reliable and consistent renewable energy production adapted to energy demand and grid requirements. Developed by Australia’s international renewable energy company, … Continue reading Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

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IEA report provides a bright outlook for renewables

Global renewable electricity generation is expected to grow by more than a third by 2022, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewables 2017 report released yesterday. It’ll be over 8,000 terawatts hours per year, equal to the total annual power consumption of China, India and Germany combined – and 30% of global power generation, … Continue reading IEA report provides a bright outlook for renewables

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Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven by sharp cost reductions and … Continue reading Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

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China: leading the solar power global market

China is the largest manufacture of solar panels, supplying cheap, easily available modules to the market. The country has also realised the benefits of using the technology domestically. Nearly half of the world’s solar installed last year was in China, with Asia as a whole making up two-thirds of new capacity in 2016. While solar … Continue reading China: leading the solar power global market

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Iran building solar power plant in Persian Gulf

Iran has started the construction of a 10-megawatt solar power plant on Qeshm Island, the first photovoltaic power station on the Persian Gulf island, a media report said on Saturday. Hamidreza Momeni, Managing Director of Qeshm Free Trade Zone, said on the sidelines of the ceremony for the project that the plant will be built … Continue reading Iran building solar power plant in Persian Gulf

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Wind energy and solar power produce three times more energy than IEA admits

The IEA energy statistics underestimates the role of wind and solar in the world’s energy mix. The counting method must be changed to help policymakers and investors to understand how near the world is to a transition to an energy supply dominated by solar and wind power. Wind and solar energy have for decades experienced … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power produce three times more energy than IEA admits

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Wind energy, solar power could overpower political winds

Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses – along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities – seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and decisions, independent of federal stances, according to Deloitte’s annual “Resources 2017 Study – Energy Management: Sustainability & Progress.” Technology advancements and cost declines have made renewables competitive … Continue reading Wind energy, solar power could overpower political winds

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Botswana invites bids for 100-MW solar power plant

State power utility Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has invited bids for the construction of a 100-MW solar power project, a sign that the landlocked country is moving to address its crippling electricity supply deficit. In a statement on its website BPC said that the photovoltaic (PV) solar project would be completed within two years of … Continue reading Botswana invites bids for 100-MW solar power plant

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Cote d’Ivoire to build 25-MW solar power plant by 2018

The country uses its offshore gas deposits to help fuel power generation as well as buying in imported fuel supplies. Cote d’Ivoire is looking to harness more solar energy to support its overburdened electricity grid. A subsidiary of Morocco’s Nova Power is to build a 25-MW solar plant in the north of the country, government … Continue reading Cote d’Ivoire to build 25-MW solar power plant by 2018

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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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