Category Archives: Other renewables

European Parliament set for crucial vote on future of European renewables

EU Energy Ministers opted to endorse the Commission’s original proposal of just 27% at December’s Energy Council. Now it’s the European Parliament’s turn to vote on the Renewable Energy Directive and Governance Regulation. These two pieces of legislation will determine Europe’s ambition on renewable energy post-2020 and the trajectory on how to get there. Giles … Continue reading European Parliament set for crucial vote on future of European renewables

Continue reading

Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by … Continue reading Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

Continue reading

Turkey licenses 2.11 GW of new capacity

Turkey has licensed 66 new onshore wind projects, totalling 2.11 GW of capacity, following three days of grid access tenders in late December. Potential developers were invited by Turkey’s grid operator TEIAS to bid for grid access slots of specific capacity in 38 of the country’s 81 provinces. Bids were submitted based on the level … Continue reading Turkey licenses 2.11 GW of new capacity

Continue reading

Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winter storms in modern history” descends … Continue reading Rain, sleet or snow – wind works as part of a resilient grid

Continue reading

15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

111 CSP projects with total capacity of 9GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349GW China 20 CSP pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, 15 months have passed, China official National Energy Administration indicated that according to the construction status of the 1st batch of CSP pilot projects, China would … Continue reading 15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

Continue reading

German wind power output hits new record above 42 GW

German wind power output rose above 42 GW for the first time Wednesday evening setting new hourly and daily output records, data from grid operators show. Hourly wind output averaged 42.612 GW between 21:00 and 21:59 local time, according to EEX transparency which collects the data on behalf of Germany’s transmission systems operators. Daily wind … Continue reading German wind power output hits new record above 42 GW

Continue reading

Greensmith Energy helps reduce greenhouse gas in the Azores

Greensmith Energy, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, will deliver an integrated energy management system based on its industry-leading Greensmith Energy Management System (GEMS) software for Graciolica Lda’s microgrid power facility in the Azores. When completed, Graciosa Hybrid Renewable Power Plant will enable 1 MW of solar and 4.5 MW of wind power to … Continue reading Greensmith Energy helps reduce greenhouse gas in the Azores

Continue reading

Wind energy generated 24.3% in December 2017 in Spain

Renewable energies generated 33.7 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind power accounted for 19.2%, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.2%. Generation from January to December 2017 In December, renewable energies generated 33.2 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind accounted for 24.3%, solar thermal for 0.6% and photovoltaic for 1.7%. Generation of the month … Continue reading Wind energy generated 24.3% in December 2017 in Spain

Continue reading

Renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.   The research, compiled by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Berlin-based nonprofit Energy Watch Group (EWG), was presented Wednesday … Continue reading Renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

Continue reading

Renewables can help Puerto Rico keep its lights on

Myths about renewables shouldn’t stop Puerto Rico from using them to make its grid more resilient in future weather disasters, because the world has changed– they’re reliable and save money now. That’s the gist of a recent “design charette,” a group planning event convened over the past two months by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) … Continue reading Renewables can help Puerto Rico keep its lights on

Continue reading

Corporate Renewable PPAs on the agenda in Rome and Warsaw

The Polish workshop was held in Warsaw and organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association. Even though corporate PPA talks are very much in the early stages of discussions, the industry in Poland is looking at the corporate PPA market as a way to support the development of wind energy in the country, particular following … Continue reading Corporate Renewable PPAs on the agenda in Rome and Warsaw

Continue reading

Corporates call for greater government ambition on renewables ahead of EU Energy Council Meeting

Major multinationals and energy companies call for greater EU policy ambition to unlock the potential of renewables in Europe’s energy mix. Some of the world’s largest multinationals and energy companies today issued a joint declaration urging EU Member States to support a renewable energy target of at least 35% by 2030. The declaration was signed … Continue reading Corporates call for greater government ambition on renewables ahead of EU Energy Council Meeting

Continue reading

When fake news has real consequences: Words can fuel perceived health impacts

Do you have sores on your feet? Is your hair turning grey? You may live near a wind turbine. Or at least that’s what certain stories you can find on the Internet would have you believe – that wind turbines cause health problems. In reality, tens of millions of people comfortably live near wind projects … Continue reading When fake news has real consequences: Words can fuel perceived health impacts

Continue reading

Argentina Embraces Renewable Energies

The distinguished Convention Center of the Alvear Icon Hotel serves as home for specialists from international organizations, speakers, and investors to exchange experiences and discuss the integration of the energy sector at a sub-regional and regional level.   The XLVII edition of the “Council of Experts and Meeting of Ministers” had the presence of the … Continue reading Argentina Embraces Renewable Energies

Continue reading

Renewable Energy can account for 37% of Thailand’s energy mix by 2036

With a stronger and more ambitious energy development plan, Thailand’s share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption could surpass its national target by a quarter and reach more than 37 per cent by 2036, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy of … Continue reading Renewable Energy can account for 37% of Thailand’s energy mix by 2036

Continue reading

Tesla builds world’ biggest battery in Australia

The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, an official said Friday, easily delivering on Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk’s 100-day guarantee. Musk promised to build the 100-megawatt battery within 100 days of the contracts being signed at the end of September or hand it over to the South Australia … Continue reading Tesla builds world’ biggest battery in Australia

Continue reading

Clean energy leaders statement on passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in US Senate

Joint statement by: Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable (ACORE) Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Matthew Mallioux, Director, American Conservation Coalition (ACC) Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Mark Pischea, President, Conservative Energy Network (CEN) Mark Fleming, President and CEO, Conservatives for Clean Energy (CCE) … Continue reading Clean energy leaders statement on passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in US Senate

Continue reading

GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, and GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy for the oil and gas industry, today announced plans to build California’s largest solar energy project. Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the integrated solar project will be the first of its kind in … Continue reading GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

Continue reading

Siemens Gamesa to install FES heat-storage for wind energy

Over a period of 3-years, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been doing R&D-activities on converting energy to heat in rock fill at a testing-unit in Hamburg. Now the company converts its findings into a real scale project. Starting in December, Siemens Gamesa will install the first full scale “Future Energy System – FES“ on the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to install FES heat-storage for wind energy

Continue reading

European Parliament paves the way for increased ambition on 2030 renewable energy laws

WindEurope today congratulated the Industry Committee of the European Parliament for backing a binding target of at least 35% renewable energy for 2030 and more stringent renewable energy laws. Members of the European Parliament voted this morning on the Committee’s position on the post-2020 Renewable Energy Directive, steered by Spanish MEP José Blanco López. The … Continue reading European Parliament paves the way for increased ambition on 2030 renewable energy laws

Continue reading