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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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American Clean Power statement on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

After the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act today by a strong bipartisan vote 69-30, Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association issued the following statement. “The American Clean Power Association applauds the passage of this historic infrastructure package by the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan nature of this deal is … Continue reading American Clean Power statement on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Statkraft tests solar power potential at 4,000 metres above sea level in Peru

New study analyses performance of four new solar technologies, testing which yields the best results in high-altitude environments. News Peru Solar power R&D Peru is no exception to the sweeping climate pledges of nations planet-wide, having the potential of a significant increase in their use of renewable energy by 2050. To meet this commitment, the … Continue reading Statkraft tests solar power potential at 4,000 metres above sea level in Peru

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Morocco and IRENA Partner to Boost Renewables and Green Hydrogen Development

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) of the Kingdom of Morocco have today agreed to strengthen joint collaboration to advance knowledge in renewable energy and to accelerate the energy transition. Specifically, IRENA and Morocco will work closely to advance the national green hydrogen economy as the … Continue reading Morocco and IRENA Partner to Boost Renewables and Green Hydrogen Development

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Clean Energy Boom to Create Quality American Jobs

New U.S. jobs report shows America’s clean energy transition will drive massive expansion of good-paying jobs in wind energy, solar, and energy storage. America’s decarbonization has the potential to create 500,000 – 600,000 new jobs for American workers across the solar, wind, and battery storage technologies by 2030, according to the new 2021 Clean Energy … Continue reading Clean Energy Boom to Create Quality American Jobs

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First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator, in cooperation with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun has started commercial operations at the first unit of its floating solar project in Albania, further contributing to the country’s renewable energy journey. The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-megawatt Banja hydropower plant. … Continue reading First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

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Goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Office

The goal of the Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is to accelerate the development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Achieving this goal will support the nationwide effort to meet the threat of climate change and ensure … Continue reading Goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Office

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New partnership to help set up solar, wind power plants in Oman

New solar and wind power plants could soon be set up in Oman, under an agreement between local company Anvwar Asian Investments (AAI), and a consortium of international investors. The move is expected to reduce Oman’s dependence on fossil fuel-based sources of energy, such as oil and gas, which is also part of the objectives … Continue reading New partnership to help set up solar, wind power plants in Oman

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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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