Category Archives: Other renewables

More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

On 14 and 15 November the 13th Strategic Energy Technology plan (SET-Plan) conference took place in Helsinki. The SET-Plan provides an important framework to promote the EU’s goals in energy Research and Innovation (R&I). To deliver on its ambitious climate and energy targets, Europe needs strong and fit-for-purpose innovation programmes. These will develop and improve … Continue reading More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

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City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

The Chinese city of Zhangjiakou has stepped up its efforts to deploy renewable energy systems, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The Agency’s first ever roadmap 2050 for the city of Zhangjiakou sets an example for Chinese cities to run their energy systems off coal and take advantage of renewable … Continue reading City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

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Ørsted to build landmark solar & storage project

Ørsted announced today that following final investment decision from its Board of Directors it has commenced construction on the company’s first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project, the 460megawatt (MWac) Permian Energy Center. The facility is located in Andrews County, Texas, and will come online in mid-2021. Upon completion of the Permian Energy Center, Ørsted … Continue reading Ørsted to build landmark solar & storage project

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Greece MINOS 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project EPC contract awarded

On November 11, Athens time, Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on a state visit to Greece, had face-to-face conversation with Greek Prime Minister Mizutakis in Athens. And after the meeting, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Mizotakis witnessed the text exchange of Greece MINOS 50 MW Concentrating Solar Power project financing cooperation agreement. Four … Continue reading Greece MINOS 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project EPC contract awarded

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Wind energy joins the Declaration of the Alliance for Electrification in Europe

A large group of 100 organizations from the main industrial and civil society sectors this week called on the European Commission to accelerate the adoption of clean and renewable electricity as a more profitable and energy efficient strategy to achieve climate neutrality in Europe . PREPA joins this initiative and attended this week in Brussels … Continue reading Wind energy joins the Declaration of the Alliance for Electrification in Europe

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Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

Latin America and the Caribbean could grow their installed solar capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. Annual investmens exceeding seven billion would see the region’s solar PV capacity rise from 7 gigawatts (GW) today, to more than 280 GW by mid-century. While … Continue reading Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

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IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

Boosting renewable energy projects on the ground requires scaling up investment. IRENA’s state-of-the-art analysis of enabling policy frameworks and finance mechanisms channel public and private investment in markets like Africa, Latin America, Asia, South-East Europe and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Now, IRENA is taking its work one step further by increasing the Agency’s … Continue reading IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

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Wind energy and solar power in Fukushima

A total of 21 solar and wind power plants will be erected around the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. According to the newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbunn, the constructions will be executed in incultivable sites of that damaged prefecture. Also in intramontane areas abandoned by the population due to nuclear devastation in 2011, he said. … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power in Fukushima

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Governments of Nine Brazilian States Will Meet During WWEC2019 for Expansion of Renewable Sources

Brazil will have, within ten years, the largest 100% renewable region of the world. With 53 million inhabitants, the Northeast region already concentrates 90% of all wind generation of the country and also shows exponential growth in solar energy. The next steps to make the region a great global symbol of renewable energy production will … Continue reading Governments of Nine Brazilian States Will Meet During WWEC2019 for Expansion of Renewable Sources

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European renewable production lowers the prices of the main electricity markets

Solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power production, wind power production and electricity demandFrom Monday to Wednesday of this week, solar production has recovered 21% in Italy compared to the average production last week. Similarly, a recovery of 8.5% has occurred in Spain. In the case of Germany, the generation from this technology has had a … Continue reading European renewable production lowers the prices of the main electricity markets

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EDPR secures over 1.5 GW of wind energy in two weeks

The company has acquired a 50% stake in a portfolio of three solar energy plants in the US with an installed capacity of 278 MW and has secured a contract to supply 804 MW of offshore wind energy via a JV, also in the United States; These additions to future installed capacity culminate a period … Continue reading EDPR secures over 1.5 GW of wind energy in two weeks

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Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

Interconnection is essential for the development of wind power and solar energy in Africa.Africa needs to accelerate the development of hydroelectric, wind and solar plants and strengthen the cross-border interconnection of the network to establish “an electric highway,” according to an industry report. The document, published in Beijing by the Development and Cooperation Organization for … Continue reading Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

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Abengoa reaches a new milestone in its first concentrated solar power project in China

The synchronization of the turbine of the Luneng Haixi 50 MW solar thermal power plant, located in the Qinghai province, was carried out. Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has successfully carried out the synchronization of the turbine of the Luneng … Continue reading Abengoa reaches a new milestone in its first concentrated solar power project in China

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US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost solar manufacturing, reduce red tape, and … Continue reading US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

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Civil society and wind energy in joint push for a climate neutral economy

A broad group of 100 organisations from major industrial sectors and civil society calls on EU policymakers to accelerate the uptake of clean and renewable electricity as the most cost-effective and energy efficient strategy to deliver a climate neutral Europe. The European Commission’s Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy “A Clean Planet for All” showed that renewable … Continue reading Civil society and wind energy in joint push for a climate neutral economy

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Mainstream Renewable Power closes a wind energy and solar power financing agreement in Chile

The company has a financial closure totaling US $ 580 million to build the first phase of its 1.3 GW Andes Renovables project, which it will build in Chile.Mainstream Renewable Power (Mainstream) has obtained $ 580 million in financing for the construction of the first phase of one of the largest wind and solar generation … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power closes a wind energy and solar power financing agreement in Chile

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Shandong (China) reports advances in wind power and solar energy

The main industrial province of China, Shandong, in the east of the country, is taking great steps to build wind farms and photovoltaic plants. Compared to equivalent thermal power plant projects, the Laixi city wind farm can help cut standard coal consumption by 256,200 tons per year, while reducing harmful emissions, said Zhang Renqiang, technical … Continue reading Shandong (China) reports advances in wind power and solar energy

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AleaSoft: Electricity market prices rise as a result of low solar and wind energy production

Solar power production during the first three days of this week in Germany, Spain and Italy has been lower than last week. The decline in renewable production in the European continent, both wind power and solar energy, has led to an increase in prices in most markets. Meanwhile, in the futures markets of Brent, gas … Continue reading AleaSoft: Electricity market prices rise as a result of low solar and wind energy production

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TESS technology for concentrated solar power plants

Technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and partner organizations have won nine 2019 R&D 100 awards. The awards program, sometimes called the ?«Oscars of Innovation,» honors revolutionary ideas in science and technology and the innovators behind them. Argonne submitted 12 technologies, eight of which were named as … Continue reading TESS technology for concentrated solar power plants

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Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

Shipping is a major contributor to global carbon emissions. The sector today is responsible for 3 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 9 per cent of transport related emissions and this figure will rise significantly as trade volumes increase. If no mitigation action is taken, maritime emissions could grow between 50 and 250 … Continue reading Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

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