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The best red states jobs plan in a generation

Fifty-one years ago, Americans marked the first Earth Day – led by a Republican Congressman serving as its pioneering co-chairman.  It was truly a bipartisan day for the country. Months later, a Republican President, Richard Nixon signed into existence the Environmental Protection Agency and heralded the passage of the Clean Water, Clean Air and Endangered … Continue reading The best red states jobs plan in a generation

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Digitalization will drive solar power success

DNV today released the first part of the “More than the sun: A solar report series,” a group of comprehensive reports about the outlook for solar energy and how digitalization will boost the value of electricity generated by PV plants and drive the success of solar PV for the next 30 years.  “Solar PV investors … Continue reading Digitalization will drive solar power success

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Xinjiang sets record high wind energy, solar power generation

Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is taking the lead in China’s renewable energy push, with new energy installed capacity reaching a record high of 35.83 million kWh of electricity, supporting the country’s carbon neutrality goal. The total sum of solar and wind capacity has climbed by 135 percent from 2015. With abundant solar and … Continue reading Xinjiang sets record high wind energy, solar power generation

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Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

Combining solar with other power sources is smart way of using technical infrastructure. In Germany two hydro power stations will get additional solar power. In expanding its energy production via solar energy in Germany, Vattenfall is set to begin construction of a photovoltaic plant at the Markersbach pumped storage plant in Saxony, close to the … Continue reading Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

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India becoming a global force in wind energy and solar power

India is slowly inching towards becoming a major force in the world for tapping and harnessing renewable energy with an increase of 226% in installed renewable energy capacity over the last five years across the country. India stands 5th globally in terms of installed renewable energy capacity. India’s total solar power capacity alone has increased … Continue reading India becoming a global force in wind energy and solar power

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Chile plans hybrid wind energy and solar power storage plant

AES Gener has taken an important step in developing a mammoth hybrid renewable energy project in Chile, after it has submitted the environmental impact statement for its planned 862.5MW wind power + solar energy + storage hybrid Parque Terra Energía Renovable project. AES Gener submitted the Environment Impact Study to the Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental … Continue reading Chile plans hybrid wind energy and solar power storage plant

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Concentrated solar power plants to produce electricity at night thanks to storage technology

Thermal energy storage (TES) systems can boost the conversion of solar thermal into electricity. They allow the efficient storage of heat during the day so that electricity production continues at night. Currently, the expansion of small and midsized concentrated solar power plants is limited because of the shortage of tailor-made TES systems. TES plays a … Continue reading Concentrated solar power plants to produce electricity at night thanks to storage technology

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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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Bosch and Vattenfall sign 12-year contract for solar power

Vattenfall and Bosch have signed a corporate power purchase agreement, PPA, for solar power in northern Germany. Vattenfall will supply Bosch with renewable electricity for twelve years from a 10 Megawatt solar park that Vattenfall is currently planning to build in the region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in north-eastern Germany. The supply contract includes that Vattenfall … Continue reading Bosch and Vattenfall sign 12-year contract for solar power

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ENGIE signs partnership with Hannon Armstrong for 2.3 GW wind energy and solar power in the US

ENGIE announces the signing of an agreement to sell 49% equity interest in a 2.3 GW US renewables portfolio to Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions. ENGIE will retain a controlling share in the portfolio and continue to manage the assets. On commissioning, this 2.3 gigawatts (GW) portfolio that comprises 1.8 … Continue reading ENGIE signs partnership with Hannon Armstrong for 2.3 GW wind energy and solar power in the US

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India installed 7.5 GW of solar power and 2.4 GW of wind energy in 2019

India’s renewable energy capacity increased to 86 GW in 2019, according to new figures from JMK Research & Analytics, with 7.5 GW of new utility-scale solar capacity being added, and 2.4 GW of new wind power capacity. Indian clean energy consultancy firm JMK Research & Analytics published Indian renewable energy capacity addition data last week … Continue reading India installed 7.5 GW of solar power and 2.4 GW of wind energy in 2019

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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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Malawi’s first solar energy project reaches financial close

One of Malawi’s first solar projects has reached financial close after attracting investment volume totaling $67 million USD. Initial site works have begun in Nkhotakota, and construction of the first phase is targeted for completion by March 2020. Once complete, the project will add 46 MW of clean energy to the local power supply. Developed … Continue reading Malawi’s first solar energy project reaches financial close

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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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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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U.S. has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and wind energy by 270%

Since 2009, the U.S. has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270%, according to a new report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study also highlights advances in energy savings, the increased use of energy storage and the growth … Continue reading U.S. has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and wind energy by 270%

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Enel Green Power starts construction of 133 MW of new solar power capacity in Brazil

Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. (“EGPB”) has started construction of the 133 MW expansion of the São Gonçalo solar park, located in São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí. The expansion brings the overall capacity of São Gonçalo to 608 MW. The Enel Group will invest … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of 133 MW of new solar power capacity in Brazil

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