Category Archives: Other renewables

EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

Combination of PV and concentrated solar power with storage will boost 800 MW plant’s flexibility, says winning consortium. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has announced – after a competitive international bidding process – that the consortium of EDF (through its subsidiary EDF Renewables), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company- Masdar, and Green of Africa, … Continue reading EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

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New report: Strengthening America’s “Electric Highway” will fast-track U.S. economic growth

The United States urgently needs a 21st Century update of its aging power grid and the solution, well-planned transmission investment, will more than pay for itself according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Grid Vision: The Electric Highway to a 21st Century Economy outlines why an interconnected, modern transmission grid is … Continue reading New report: Strengthening America’s “Electric Highway” will fast-track U.S. economic growth

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IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

Today the average car runs on fossil fuels, but growing pressure for climate action, falling battery costs, and concerns about air pollution in cities, has given life to the once “over-priced” and neglected electric vehicle. With many new electric vehicles (EV) now out-performing their fossil-powered counterparts’ capabilities on the road, energy planners are looking to … Continue reading IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

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Andalusia aims to 25,650 MW of renewable energy between wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic

The analyzed potential to install renewable energy projects is distributed, by technologies, as follows: 81% corresponds to photovoltaic projects, 8.2% to wind power, 6.3% to solar thermal, 3.5% to investments in offshore wind energy and 0.6% in biomass. The Junta de Andalucía, through the Agency of Finance, Industry and Energy, has proposed to Red Eléctrica … Continue reading Andalusia aims to 25,650 MW of renewable energy between wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic

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Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau is elected as new President of ESTELA

Following the announcement of Dr. Luis Crespo to retire, the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), elected Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau as new President of ESTELA for a 2-year term. Together with the President election, the Executive Committee of the Association was also newly mandated. Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau … Continue reading Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau is elected as new President of ESTELA

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IRENA to Drive Clean Energy Transition at Ministerial in Vancouver

From 27-29 May, Ministers from over 25 countries will gather in Vancouver to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. The objective of this year’s 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) and 4th Mission Innovation (MI-4) hosted by Canada is to advance the development of clean energy policy, technology and innovation globally. The Canadian host will … Continue reading IRENA to Drive Clean Energy Transition at Ministerial in Vancouver

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Largest smart electric vehicle charging network optimizes use of renewable energy in Amsterdam

Vattenfall and the City of Amsterdam, together with grid owner Liander, the infrastructure competence center Elaad, and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, today launch Flexpower, the largest public smart charging network for electric vehicles in Amsterdam. This innovative solution enables faster charging, maximal use of renewable electricity and more efficient use of the electric … Continue reading Largest smart electric vehicle charging network optimizes use of renewable energy in Amsterdam

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Wind energy generated 24,8% of electricity in Spain in april

Renewable energies accounted for 41.9% of electricity demand in Spain in April 2019: wind power 24.8%, concentrated solar power or solar thermal 2% and photovoltaic 3.4%.   Generation structure of April 2019 Wind power generation was the leading technology for monthly electricity production in the Peninsula and represented 24.8% of the total. 41.9% of the … Continue reading Wind energy generated 24,8% of electricity in Spain in april

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2019 China International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

In 2018, three Chinese demonstration Concentrated Solar Power projects with a total capacity of 200MW have been put into operation. In 2019,China will continue to develop CSP market vigorously, and there are 350MW new installed capacity will be added.   Meanwhile, SEPCO 3and NWEPDI have been fully involved in the construction of Morocco NOOR2&3 CSP … Continue reading 2019 China International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

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The cost of generating wind energy and solar power has fallen

It’s the moment the global sustainable energy market has been waiting for. Battery technology, the essential element in ensuring continuity of supply from weather-dependent sources such as wind and solar, has suddenly become cost competitive. Since 2010, the benchmark price for solar has dropped 84%, offshore wind by more than half and onshore wind by … Continue reading The cost of generating wind energy and solar power has fallen

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IEA publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies’s energy policies

Morocco is pursuing an ambitious energy transition pathway. But reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the country’s commitments to the Paris Agreement, will require the scaling up of private and public investments. The IEA’s review provides detailed recommendations to maintain the momentum for reform and increase ambitions for the country’s energy … Continue reading IEA publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies’s energy policies

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Hawaii aims for 100% renewables

The US State of Hawaii has been an innovator in renewable energy in recent years and has steadily been reducing its heavily reliance upon fossil fuels to supply its electricity needs, But still 70% of its electricity is supplied by oil.[1] In 2014, a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045 was set for the … Continue reading Hawaii aims for 100% renewables

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MMYPEM participates in Shagaya 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power in Kuwait

MMYPEM will perform maintenance works in the 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power Shagaya plant, a project where the company was the winning tender for the assembly of the solar field, BOP equipment and turbine. Shagaya 50 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in under the Phase One of 2GW Kuwait Shagaya Renewable Park. As Mr. … Continue reading MMYPEM participates in Shagaya 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power in Kuwait

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on Clean Energy for America Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to Senator Wyden’s introduction of a technology-neutral clean electricity tax incentive in the Clean Energy for America Act: “Senator Wyden’s Clean Energy for America Act includes an innovative technology-neutral tax credit that would move national tax policy in the right direction to reduce greenhouse … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on Clean Energy for America Act

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Wind energy tells nuclear: it’s time to electrify Europe’s energy mix

On 29 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave the dinner speech at the EU’s 14th European Nuclear Energy Forum dinner in Prague.  He spoke about the current outlook for wind energy in Europe and made common cause with nuclear power in decarbonising Europe’s energy mix.   He shared the key facts about wind today: 14% … Continue reading Wind energy tells nuclear: it’s time to electrify Europe’s energy mix

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German wind energy, solar power capacity grows 448 MW in March

Germany’s solar energy capacity grew by 350 MW in March, while wind power growth amounted to 98 MW, of which 42 MW were offshore wind energy, data from regulator BNA showed on Tuesday. The nation’s total solar capacity was currently 47.2 GW, with wind energy at around 53.2 GW, according BNA and Montel calculations. German … Continue reading German wind energy, solar power capacity grows 448 MW in March

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Enel Green Power brings online its first solar power plant in Zambia

The 34 MW Ngonye solar PV facility, located in southern Zambia, will sell its energy to the country’s state-owned utility ZESCO through a 25-year power purchase agreement. Investment in the construction of the facility amounted to approx. 40 million US dollars, partly funded through a financing agreement signed with Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Enel … Continue reading Enel Green Power brings online its first solar power plant in Zambia

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Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity

Rising energy demand and a commitment to divert hydrocarbons to processing and export has incentivised a shift toward renewables in Saudi Arabia, with the Kingdom set to become the region’s largest market for wind energy components and services. Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity over the next … Continue reading Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity

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Assessment of the concentrated solar power potential in Botswana

Highlights Botswana has more than 1800?kWhy?1 of direct normal irradiance (DNI) which exceeds the threshold for economic viability of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Botswana has approximately 220,016?km2 of available land to support CSP plants, which represents approximately 38% of the total land area.•The largest proportion of available land relative to the district size is … Continue reading Assessment of the concentrated solar power potential in Botswana

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The wind energy drops the average price of the market to € 29 / MWh in Spain

Today Thursday is the day in which the average price of the lowest electricity market of the last 12 months is being marked, with 29 euros / MWh. And is that the generation of wind power in Spain has been very high. According to REE data, the demand share covered by wind turbines is reaching … Continue reading The wind energy drops the average price of the market to € 29 / MWh in Spain

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