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Global ranking of photovoltaic modules in 2023

Demand in 2023 remained strong despite market disruptions by supply and inventory issues in the second half of the year. Shipment volumes of the list of manufacturers increased significantly, up by 78% YoY. There is a clear distinction among module makers, with top-ranked companies remained the same as the previous year, but the second-ranked companies … Continue reading Global ranking of photovoltaic modules in 2023

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Italy is installing a large floating hybrid photovoltaic and wind power plant in the sea

A 540 megawatt (MW) hybrid floating wind and photovoltaic floating wind farm will be developed off the southern coast of Italy in the Ionian Sea. Dutch-Norwegian solar company SolarDuck, Italian investment fund Arrow Capital and Italian developer New Developments are jointly developing the Corigliano project, which will be in the Gulf of Taranto, off the … Continue reading Italy is installing a large floating hybrid photovoltaic and wind power plant in the sea

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How Wales can maximise its wind resources and bring value to communities and the economy

On 28 February the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, met with representatives of the European wind industry in Brussels. They discussed the benefits wind energy is bringing to Wales and the significant opportunities for its further growth there, both onshore and offshore. They focused on how to maximise benefits to local communities and how … Continue reading How Wales can maximise its wind resources and bring value to communities and the economy

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ACP Statement on New York Offshore Wind Contract Awards

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the State of New York announced offshore wind solicitation awards: “We applaud the Hochul Administration for their steadfast support of clean, renewable offshore wind power. These awards for the Sunrise Wind and Empire Wind 1 … Continue reading ACP Statement on New York Offshore Wind Contract Awards

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Major growth of clean energy limited the rise in global emissions in 2023

Global energy-related CO2 emissions increased as exceptional droughts hit hydropower, but rise was lower than in 2022 thanks to expansion of technologies such as solar, wind & EVs. Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose less strongly in 2023 than the year before even as total energy demand growth accelerated, new IEA analysis shows, with … Continue reading Major growth of clean energy limited the rise in global emissions in 2023

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Acciona posts €541 million net profit (+22.6%), invests €3.32 billion (+66%)

ACCIONA posted a net profit of €541 million (+22.6%) in 2023. The company’s full-year results reflect a good performance in its Infrastructure division, the successful achievement of targets as previously announced by ACCIONA Energía and the impact of the full consolidation of Nordex and Renomar, in which the group acquired majority stakes last year. Total … Continue reading Acciona posts €541 million net profit (+22.6%), invests €3.32 billion (+66%)

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Alter Enersun develops 1,000 MW of photovoltaic and wind power to supply the grid and hydrogen projects in Huelva

Alter Enersun develops 1000 MW of photovoltaic and wind energy to supply the grid and hydrogen projects in HuelvaThe projects will provide renewable energy on a self-consumption basis without surpluses, will require an investment of around 700 million euros and will be built between 2023 and 2028.The plan includes the construction of a total of … Continue reading Alter Enersun develops 1,000 MW of photovoltaic and wind power to supply the grid and hydrogen projects in Huelva

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) hit record level, China leads

In a groundbreaking revelation, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted a remarkable surge in global solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity additions, soaring by over 80 percent between 2022 and 2023. The report underscores a seismic shift towards renewable energy sources, with solar power leading the charge. China emerges as the dominant player … Continue reading Solar photovoltaic (PV) hit record level, China leads

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Suzlon secures 30 MW wind order from 3 MW wind turbines from EDF Renewables

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, today announced a new order win for the development of a 30 MW wind power project for EDF Renewables. Suzlon will install 10 wind turbine generators (WTGs) with a Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) tower and a rated capacity of 3 MW each. The project is located in … Continue reading Suzlon secures 30 MW wind order from 3 MW wind turbines from EDF Renewables

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Sunrise Wind selected for award in New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation

New York’s energy agency, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), has conditionally awarded Ørsted and Eversource’s Sunrise Wind project the right to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) agreement for an offshore wind farm with a maximum capacity of 924 MW. The price per MWh for power generated from … Continue reading Sunrise Wind selected for award in New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation

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Empire Wind 1 awarded offtake contract in New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation round

New York State Energy Research and Development New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 project one of the conditional winners in its fourth offshore wind solicitation round. The award is an important milestone for the advancement of the project, which can deliver 810 megawatts (MW) of renewable … Continue reading Empire Wind 1 awarded offtake contract in New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation round

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RWE and Masdar join forces to develop 3 gigawatts of offshore wind projects off the UK coast

RWE and Masdar, the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, have successfully closed their transaction announced at COP28 in Dubai last December, with Masdar now holding a 49% stake in the UK Dogger Bank South (DBS) projects. The partners will now jointly forge ahead with the delivery of these flagship projects. RWE, with a 51% stake, will … Continue reading RWE and Masdar join forces to develop 3 gigawatts of offshore wind projects off the UK coast

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Photovoltaic (PV) surpasses gas and already supplies almost 10% of the electricity in mainland Spain

Renewables generated 52.1%, up to 12,202 GWh of electricity, with wind power being the first source of generation in Spain for the fourth consecutive month with 24.6% of all electricity production for the month. For their part, technologies free of CO2 equivalent emissions accounted for 75.3% of this month’s mix. National electricity demand experienced an … Continue reading Photovoltaic (PV) surpasses gas and already supplies almost 10% of the electricity in mainland Spain

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China’s growth in utility-scale photovoltaic surpassed that of rooftops last year

China installed more solar panels in power plants than on rooftops last year for the first time since 2020 as President Xi Jinping’s push to build large-scale renewable facilities in inland deserts boosted growth. The country added 120 gigawatts of utility-scale solar projects, exceeding the 96.3 gigawatts of new distributed capacity, which are mainly on … Continue reading China’s growth in utility-scale photovoltaic surpassed that of rooftops last year

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Australia’s Renewable Rush: 40 Wind Turbines a Month Needed to Meet 2030 Energy Goals

Like many things, solving the climate crisis is all about science and maths. According to Energy Minister Chris Bowen, Australia needs to be building 40 wind turbines every month until 2030 (plus a whole lot of solar panels and transmission lines) to meet his government’s ambitious renewable energy target. Given he said this towards the … Continue reading Australia’s Renewable Rush: 40 Wind Turbines a Month Needed to Meet 2030 Energy Goals

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Germany launches 5.5 GW offshore wind tender

Germany’s Federal Network Agency has launched an offshore wind tender comprising a total of 5,500 MW in three areas in the North Sea. The three sites are located about 110 kilometers northwest of Borkum, on the edge of the border with the Dutch exclusive economic zone. The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has carried out … Continue reading Germany launches 5.5 GW offshore wind tender

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EDP Renewables year-end with 16.6 GW of installed renewable capacity, an increase of 12% compared to year-end 2022

The company has added 2.5 GW of renewable capacity throughout 2023, close to 1.5 GW of which corresponds to solar utily-scale projects, in line with the targets set out in its 2023-2026 business plan. The commissioning of hybrid projects in Portugal, Poland and Spain, as well as the implementation of 16 MW of storage in … Continue reading EDP Renewables year-end with 16.6 GW of installed renewable capacity, an increase of 12% compared to year-end 2022

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Uptake in permitting and investments brings 2030 wind energy target within reach

WindEurope’s annual statistics and seven-year outlook published today show the EU wind energy target for 2030 is within reach. This is mainly thanks to improvements in permitting and a rebound in investments. 2023 also saw a major political turnaround for the EU’s Wind Power Package which 26 Governments then endorsed in the European Wind Charter. … Continue reading Uptake in permitting and investments brings 2030 wind energy target within reach

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EDF Renewables North America Signs Agreement with Southern California Public Power Authority for Photovoltaic Solar+Storage Energy Project

EDF Renewables North America today announced a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for a portion of the Bonanza Solar and Storage project. The carbon-free electricity generated by the 125 MWac solar photovoltaic (PV) system and 65 MW 4-hour Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is guaranteed to begin delivery … Continue reading EDF Renewables North America Signs Agreement with Southern California Public Power Authority for Photovoltaic Solar+Storage Energy Project

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Laos proposes to sell 4,150 MW of wind power to Vietnam

Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has received proposals from seven wind farm investors in Laos that want to sell electricity to Vietnam, with a total capacity of nearly 4,150 MW, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has said. An operational wind power plant in Quang Tri province. (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has received … Continue reading Laos proposes to sell 4,150 MW of wind power to Vietnam

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