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New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power

Scientists have developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to use solar power — as heat energy — more efficient in generating electricity. A recent development would make electricity generation from the sun’s heat more efficient, by using ceramic-metal plates for heat transfer at higher temperatures and at elevated pressures. … Continue reading New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power

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Key steps Member States can take to aid Europe’s long-term climate commitments

On 19 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated to the 18th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency organised by the European Forum for Renewable Energy (EUFORES) in Vienna. In a panel discussion dedicated to the Clean Energy Package, Dickson presented the key provisions that will help the renewable electricity sector to contribute to … Continue reading Key steps Member States can take to aid Europe’s long-term climate commitments

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Iberdrola Sells Its Concentrated Solar Power Plant In Spain

Iberdrola S.A. (IBDSF.PK) agreed Friday to sell its solar thermal power plant in Spain to Ence Energía, which involves the sale of 90% of the shares in Iberdrola Energía Solar de Puertollano, S.A., the company which owns the 50-megawatt (MW) solar thermal generation unit. The transaction amounts to 181.1 million euros, of which 72.3 million … Continue reading Iberdrola Sells Its Concentrated Solar Power Plant In Spain

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New EIA report shows wind power pulls its weight

A new report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that wind and solar generated over 20 percent of the total electricity in 10 states last year. This offers yet another data point that renewables like wind power have become an important part of America’s electricity mix. The 10 states include Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, South … Continue reading New EIA report shows wind power pulls its weight

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CGN EE choose Greenbyte Energy Cloud for 900 MW of wind power and solar energy

CGN Europe Energy has chosen renewable energy management system Greenbyte Energy Cloud for their wind and solar PV farms. Greenbyte will be integrating CGN EE’s wind and solar assets in Europe and Africa, amounting to a total of 900 MW, and the collaboration will be ongoing for CGN EE’s future investments. The French-based and Chinese-owned … Continue reading CGN EE choose Greenbyte Energy Cloud for 900 MW of wind power and solar energy

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Pakistan needs to generate 30pc power on renewable energy in 5-7 years

Pakistan should set a target of generating at least 30 per cent of its electricity on the basis of renewable energy in the next five to seven years as this is the only way to tackle the power crisis that is expected to exacerbate amid depleting hydrocarbon resources and increasing fuel costs. Alternative Energy Development … Continue reading Pakistan needs to generate 30pc power on renewable energy in 5-7 years

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Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, has presented in the plenary session a report that shows that the concentrated solar power allows to reduce the need for fossil fuel backup.   The XXIV edition of SolarPACES was held in Casablanca (Morocco), with the participation of more than 550 attendees from 41 different countries. The chairman of … Continue reading Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

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Wind energy is forecast to grow by 324 GW and reach 839 GW by 2023

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is expected to grow 87% (4.3 GW) over the forecast period, 32% more than in 2012?17. China leads at 1.9 GW, followed by 1 GW from Concentrated Solar Power projects receiving multilateral development bank support in Morocco and South Africa, 1 GW in the Middle East, and 300 MW each in Australia and Chile.   Since … Continue reading Wind energy is forecast to grow by 324 GW and reach 839 GW by 2023

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IPCC report: electrification of Europe’s economy will be key to decarbonisation

A report published today by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that that urgent and unprecedented measures are required to keep global temperature rises to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The IPCC warned that there is only twelve years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Even half a … Continue reading IPCC report: electrification of Europe’s economy will be key to decarbonisation

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Gender and Renewable Energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with support from GWNET (Global Wind Energy Council) and REN21, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey. The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to … Continue reading Gender and Renewable Energy

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Can China’s Concentrated Solar Power Developers Deliver the National Program?

China’s CSP industry is going through a steep learning curve. Two years ago, in September 2016, the National Energy Administration (NEA) selected 20 CSP demonstration projects totaling 1.35 GW and committed to a Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) of 1.15 RMB/kWh for plants that come online by the end of 2018. MW Pilot Tower project at the Chinese … Continue reading Can China’s Concentrated Solar Power Developers Deliver the National Program?

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Wind Power Does Not Cause Global Warming — Is One Of The Best Solutions

Two Harvard researchers published a paper on wind power that drew a rapid flow of reactions from the press. A widely expressed interpretation of the paper in media articles is that the researchers had shown that wind turbines somehow cause climate change. That is not what the authors say. It is not what they imply. … Continue reading Wind Power Does Not Cause Global Warming — Is One Of The Best Solutions

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Renewable energies generated 41.8% of electricity from January to September in Spain

Renewable energies generated 41.8% of electricity from January to September in Spain: wind energy 19.4%, concentrated solar power thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.3%. Generation of the month of September 2018 The peninsular demand for electricity in September is estimated at 20,821 GWh, 3.4% higher than that registered in the same month of the previous year. … Continue reading Renewable energies generated 41.8% of electricity from January to September in Spain

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Bimbo is first company in Mexico and Latin America who joins RE100 and commits to being 100 percent renewable by 2025

Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world, announced its commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy for its electricity throughout the world by 2025. The company is the first company in Mexico and Latin America to join RE100, a global, collaborative initiative of The Climate Group, together with CDP. RE100 brings together the most … Continue reading Bimbo is first company in Mexico and Latin America who joins RE100 and commits to being 100 percent renewable by 2025

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The 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar tower power plant with storage system accomplished the first synchronization

SENER is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III, after completing, last August, the first synchronization of the 150 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to the Moroccan grid. With these milestones, SENER starts the last phase before the plant’s commercial operation and final delivery to the client.   This plant is … Continue reading The 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar tower power plant with storage system accomplished the first synchronization

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Acciona pioneers the use of blockchain technology to guarantee the renewable origin of stored energy

ACCIONA has applied the first system of its kind at its wind power facility in Barásoain and at its solar plant in Tudela, both located in Navarre, northern Spain. ACCIONA Energía is the first company to apply blockchain technology to certify the 100 per cent renewable origin of the energy fed into the grid from … Continue reading Acciona pioneers the use of blockchain technology to guarantee the renewable origin of stored energy

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Morocco finalizes world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

Morocco is finalizing Noor Ouarzazate concentrated solar power complex, the world’s largest solar plant, said the engineering and technology group SENER Wednesday.   SENER said it is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III, after completing the first synchronization of the 150 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to the Moroccan grid. … Continue reading Morocco finalizes world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

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Acciona has been awarded the contract to supply electricity to the Bosch Group in Spain and Portugal

ACCIONA has been awarded the contract to supply electricity to the Bosch Group in Spain and Portugal for 2019?2021 (inclusive) for a volume of over 480 gigawatt-hours (GWh) for the entire period. Under the contract, one of the biggest for the sale of energy to corporate clients signed to date by ACCIONA, the company will … Continue reading Acciona has been awarded the contract to supply electricity to the Bosch Group in Spain and Portugal

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Renewables-based electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

According to WindEurope’s Breaking new ground report, the renewables-based electrification of Europe’s industrial processes, buildings and transport would allow Europe to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050. The level of electrification of energy would rise from 24% today to 62% in 2050. According to the report, released today at the Global Wind Summit … Continue reading Renewables-based electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

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Pakistan’s new govt urged to switch to renewable energy

A paradigm shift is needed in favour of renewable energy and locally produced fuels for electricity generation in a bid to fix Pakistan’s energy woes, suggested Almas Hyder, a prominent industrialist. Talking to media at the maiden meeting of the Energy and Security Group, Hyder was of the view that renewable energy, particularly solar and … Continue reading Pakistan’s new govt urged to switch to renewable energy

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