Category Archives: Other renewables

Report finds attractive wind energy prices, at under 2¢/kWh on average

“2018 Wind Technologies Market Report” provides an annual overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market.  Highlights of this year’s report include: Wind power capacity additions continued at a robust pace in 2018: $11 billion was invested in new wind power plants in 2018. In 2018, wind energy contributed 6.5% of the nation’s electricity … Continue reading Report finds attractive wind energy prices, at under 2¢/kWh on average

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China to take lead in wind power and solar energy

China has come to dominate worldwide solar and wind energy generation, in terms of both its own capacity and its companies’ share of global markets, leaving previous powerhouses — particularly the U.S. and Japan — to play catch-up. In an office building in Shanghai, dozens of workers employed by Envision Group, the world’s fifth-largest wind … Continue reading China to take lead in wind power and solar energy

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Colombia develops 12 wind energy projects

There are more than 420 renewable energy projects that already have the guarantee of the Upme. The renewable energy market is becoming stronger in the country. Of the 613 non-protocol projects that have been registered since 2016, there are already at least 425 initiatives that have the endorsement of the Mining-Energy Planning Unit (Upme), the … Continue reading Colombia develops 12 wind energy projects

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Three solar modules of world’s first commercial beam-down tower Concentrated Solar Power project to be connected to grid

Yumen Xinneng 50 MW molten salt tower CConcentrated Solar Power plant is China’s only pilot project taking innovative beam down CSP tower technology and also will be the first large-scale commercial CSP project in the world of this kind. It is expected that No.1-3 Modules will be completed and connected to the grid at the … Continue reading Three solar modules of world’s first commercial beam-down tower Concentrated Solar Power project to be connected to grid

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Trump sued for dismantling Obama’s green policy

The Trump administration attacked the Renewable Energy Plan (wind power, concentrating solar thermal power, PV) driven by the Obama administration. The Trump administration attacked the Clean Energy Plan promoted by the Obama administration.A coalition of 29 states and cities filed a lawsuit against the Administration of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to block the … Continue reading Trump sued for dismantling Obama’s green policy

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Atlantica Yield buys Abengoa’s subsidiary in Mojave and Solana concencentrated solar power plants

Atlantica Yield has signed the purchase of 100 percent of ASI Operations to Abengoa, the company that provides the operation and maintenance services of the Solana and Mojave concentrated solar power plants in the United States. The amount of this transaction, sealed on July 30, is 6 million dollars (5.3 million euros) and the company … Continue reading Atlantica Yield buys Abengoa’s subsidiary in Mojave and Solana concencentrated solar power plants

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New Job Possibilities in Wind power with the First Wind Academy

The range of new professionals connected to renewable energy is expanding: the first training course for certified wind farm maintenance workers starts October in Rome. A sustainable future means a future with a new range of job opportunities, since human energy and renewable energy need each other. By 2030, jobs created worldwide by the green … Continue reading New Job Possibilities in Wind power with the First Wind Academy

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Wind power generated 20.3% of electricity in Spain until July

In August, renewable energy produced 29.8% of electricity in Spain: wind energy 14%, solar thermal 3.3% and photovoltaic 4.1%. Until July, concentrating solar power produced 2.4% of electricity in Spain, wind turbines 20.3% and photovoltaic 3.6%. The group of renewables generated 37.2% until July. The demand for national electricity in July is estimated at 24,283 … Continue reading Wind power generated 20.3% of electricity in Spain until July

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Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry?

For the same investment, the new wind power and solar energy projects together with electric cars that run on batteries in the future will produce up to seven times more useful energy than gasoline cars with oil prices close to current levels, according to BNP Paribas SA . Oil will have to fall to between … Continue reading Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry?

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Why solar, wind energy and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry

A stunning new report from French-based global banking group BNP Paribas signals the death toll for the petrol industry – a mixture of solar, wind power and electric vehicles can deliver more than six times the “mobility” returns on each dollar invested than oil. The report, entitled “Wells, Wires and Wheels”, has been described as … Continue reading Why solar, wind energy and EVs will be the death of the petroleum industry

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Power purchase agreements for renewable power producers

Power purchase agreements, PPAs, are a growing focus for renewable power producers industry. But what is a PPA and what are the opportunities? Hanno Mieth from Vattenfall Trading gives an overview. As subsidies are set to be phased out in the coming years, energy companies need new ways to secure the investments in renewable power. … Continue reading Power purchase agreements for renewable power producers

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IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The new strategic partnership builds on a long history of cooperation that aims to ensure a low-carbon climate-resilient world in line with the Sustainable … Continue reading IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution

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Enertis, IES and UNEF train engineers and technicians to boost the development of photovoltaic energy in Tunisia

Enertis, a specialist in the provision of consulting, engineering and quality control assurance in renewable energy projects on a global scale, has completed, in collaboration with the Instituto de Energa Solar (IES, the Institute for Solar Energy) and the Unión Española Fotovoltaica (UNEF, the Spanish Photovoltaic Union), a program for technical training for the employees … Continue reading Enertis, IES and UNEF train engineers and technicians to boost the development of photovoltaic energy in Tunisia

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Sunvapor Receives Award from Energy Department for Robotic Assembly of Concentrating Solar power Collectors

Sunvapor announced today that it is the recipient of a $1 million award in the second phase of the U. S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Small Business Innovation Research program. Sunvapor proved in the first phase of their research that they could guide a robot’s arm to sub-millimeter accuracy … Continue reading Sunvapor Receives Award from Energy Department for Robotic Assembly of Concentrating Solar power Collectors

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China Luneng Haixi 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power project to operate end August

Luneng Haixi 50MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project is a crucial part of 700 MW Luneng Haixi Geermu Multi-energy Complement Integration Optimization Pilot Project, which consists of 200 MW PV, 400 MW Wind energy, 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power and 50 MW energy storage system. The 50MW CSP plant was started construction on … Continue reading China Luneng Haixi 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power project to operate end August

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Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

American consumers are calling for abundant renewable sources of energy, advanced batteries, and data-driven “smart” devices to power more of their lives than ever before, from heating and cooling to transportation. AAA reports one out of every five drivers will likely purchase an electric vehicle (EV) as their next family car. Consumer-driven mass electrification is … Continue reading Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

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Enel signs with Angloamerican in chile group’s largest renewable energy supply deal

Enel, through its Chilean subsidiary Enel Generación Chile, and global mining company AngloAmerican signed an agreement whereby Enel’s Chilean subsidiary will supply up to 3 TWh of renewable energy per year to AngloAmerican over a 10-year period, meeting the needs of the mining company’s operations in the country. This agreement is the largest renewable energy … Continue reading Enel signs with Angloamerican in chile group’s largest renewable energy supply deal

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EDP Renewables managed a portfolio of operating assets of 11.8 GW

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, has today announced that, at 30 June, the company managed a portfolio of operating assets of 11.8 GW, with average age of 8 years, spread over 11 countries, of which 11.4 GW are fully … Continue reading EDP Renewables managed a portfolio of operating assets of 11.8 GW

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Wind power and solar energy projects in Ecuador are tendered on July 30

On the 30th of this month, Celec EP will tender for at least five renewable energy projects: hydroelectric, wind energy and photovoltaic solar. The process seeks the participation of private companies under a BOP model, which means that the private company invests, builds, operates the project for a certain number of years and finally returns … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy projects in Ecuador are tendered on July 30

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New auction of renewable energies in Colombia

Studies indicate that Colombia’s potential for wind energy in the Caribbean region is greater than 20 GW, in Santanderes 5 GW and 2 GW could be obtained in Huila. After an attempt of success, the Government prepares a new auction of renewable energies for October of this year. Offer energy by blocks, according to the … Continue reading New auction of renewable energies in Colombia

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