Category Archives: Other renewables

China Supcon Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant achieved record high performance in Feb. 2020

The monthly generation of China Supcon Delingha 50 WM Concentrating Solar Power tower plant reached record high at 17.1795 GWh in February 2020 (from Jan 26 to Feb 25), with the generation fulfillment rate of 102.9%. Supcon Delingha 50 MW Molten Salt Tower solar thermal project is one of the 1st batch of 20 demonstration … Continue reading China Supcon Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant achieved record high performance in Feb. 2020

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AES Gener announces 1,600 MW of solar and wind energy in Chile and Colombia

AES Gener announced an investment of US $ 1.8 billion in solar and wind power projects with wind turbines for 1,600 MW in Chile and Colombia. They will be financed with available cash, incorporation of partners in the projects and a capital increase of US $ 500 million, which will be submitted for approval at … Continue reading AES Gener announces 1,600 MW of solar and wind energy in Chile and Colombia

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New efficiency record for the innovative solar cells produced by 3SUN based on heterojunction technology

New record for Enel Green Power’s cutting-edge solar cells: 24.63% light conversion Our search for a more efficient solar panel has made significant progress. The heterojunction solar cells produced by Enel Green Power have broken the world record for efficiency, converting 24.63%. The results were certified by the ISFH, Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research … Continue reading New efficiency record for the innovative solar cells produced by 3SUN based on heterojunction technology

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More research & innovation funding needed to deliver climate-neutral Europe

On 27 February WindEurope attended a workshop organised by the Strategic Energy Technologies Plan (SET Plan). At the workshop representatives of national governments and various energy technology sectors gathered to discuss how to improve the understanding of Europe’s investments in energy research & innovation. The SET Plan is the research & innovation pillar of the … Continue reading More research & innovation funding needed to deliver climate-neutral Europe

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How can Concentrated Solar Power contribute to the European Energy Transition?

On the 17th of March (Tue) afternoon, a workshop will be co-organised by SolarPACES and ESTELA on CSP’s contribution to the European energy transition. How can CSP contribute to the European Energy Transition? Schedule: 15:00 – 17:00     Presentations Climate change challenges and the role of CSP in mitigation in Europe and beyond (M. Blanco, Cyprus … Continue reading How can Concentrated Solar Power contribute to the European Energy Transition?

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The IEA expects that wind energy and solar power generation will grow 50% in the next 5 years

Global renewable energy capacity will increase by 50%, to more than 1,200 gigawatts (GW) between 2019 and 2024, led by photovoltaic solar energy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). According to the report presented by Heymi Bahar, senior analyst of the renewable energy markets of the IEA, in an event organized by Enerclub, photovoltaic, … Continue reading The IEA expects that wind energy and solar power generation will grow 50% in the next 5 years

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Innovative mirrors key to next generation Concentrated Solar Power system

Great Falls, VA, USA  247Solar Inc., developer of the breakthrough 247Solar Plant, announced that it has signed a supply agreement with Chinese engineering and manufacturing firm CASEN Investment Co. (formerly DK Solar) to provide  their heliostats (solar mirrors) and associated control systems for its first operational demonstration plant, under construction in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The Plant … Continue reading Innovative mirrors key to next generation Concentrated Solar Power system

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High wind power production in Germany once again caused negative prices

Solar energy production increased widely in European markets last week. However, in the case of wind power production, declines predominated, which led to the rise in prices in most markets. On the other hand, in the German market, high wind energy production once again caused negative prices over the weekend. This week, prices are expected … Continue reading High wind power production in Germany once again caused negative prices

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EU industrial strategy must recognise wind energy as a job creator

Last week, WindEurope was one of the co-signatories of a letter calling for a robust industrial strategy to implement the Green Deal. Europe can only reach climate-neutrality through the sustained growth of wind energy to power the economy. This will be essential to ensure Europe’s long-term security of energy supply and technology leadership. The letter … Continue reading EU industrial strategy must recognise wind energy as a job creator

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EU Energy Commissioner receives Green Deal policy recommendations at emPOWER event

On Tuesday 18 February WindEurope in cooperation with SolarPower Europe, SmartEn and the Renewables Grid Initiative presented four policy recommendations to EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson at the emPOWER event. The recommendations focus on how a renewables-based energy system is the keystone to the European Green Deal. The recommendations focus on the goals of the … Continue reading EU Energy Commissioner receives Green Deal policy recommendations at emPOWER event

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Electrification, innovation and hydrogen gas reduce industry dependence on fossil fuels

Industry needs help in order to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Vattenfall is making it happen through cooperation and partnerships with industry. This year will see the inauguration of HYBRIT’s pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden. In this plant, a tonne of fossil-free steel will be produced from raw iron ore every hour. By means of … Continue reading Electrification, innovation and hydrogen gas reduce industry dependence on fossil fuels

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Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

In Portugal, renewables represent two thirds of all the generation capacity installed in the country. The first technology is hydroelectric, which accounts for 37% of all capacity, followed by wind power with 26%. The photovoltaic solar has a somewhat more testimonial role with a share of 1.6%. Portugal’s starting point, in the face of the … Continue reading Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

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Iberdrola begins construction on its first photovoltaic plant in Aragon

The solar power project, located in Teruel, joins the more than 360 MW of wind energy and hydro generation that it operates in the region and is part of the renewable investment plan to install 3,000 renewable MW in Spain by 2022. Iberdrola is moving forward with the process of leading the energy transition in … Continue reading Iberdrola begins construction on its first photovoltaic plant in Aragon

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EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released its Annual Energy Outlook 2020 report. Unlike Lazard’s annual present to empirically oriented observers of the global energy transformation, the EIA’s reports typically are head-scratchers, and this one is no different. Image courtesy EIA That’s right, in the age of global warming, when the UN IPCC 1.5 … Continue reading EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes

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Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project has culminated another important phase

The pioneering Cerro Dominador solar thermal project has culminated another important phase in its development process with the start of salt fusion works. This concentrating solar power project, in which MMYPEM participates, aims to build a 100MW photovoltaic plant and the first solar thermal plant in Latin America, which will have another 110MW of capacity … Continue reading Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project has culminated another important phase

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Wind power and photovoltaic production records in Europe

The German market had its first day of 2020 with a negative daily price yesterday, February 16, thanks to rising temperatures, lower demand and high wind production. Spain broke its historical record of instant photovoltaic production twice last week and Germany’s daily wind energy production also set a record. This week, prices are expected to … Continue reading Wind power and photovoltaic production records in Europe

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The variability of wind energy once again determined the behavior of market prices

The variability of wind power is the main cause. In markets such as German and French, wind turbines production went up, while in the south of the continent it fell. On February 10 there was a record of instant photovoltaic production in Spain. In the fuel markets the bearish sentiment is maintained by the threat … Continue reading The variability of wind energy once again determined the behavior of market prices

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Record of wind power in Argentina

Renewable energies reached a capacity of 2004 MW (over an installed park of more than 2700 MW) and supplied 12% of the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI). The monthly energy generated in December 2019 had been 912.2 gigawatt-hours (GWh) and the almost uninterrupted ascent started in May 2018 continued. In the last month of last year, … Continue reading Record of wind power in Argentina

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Renewable energy generation jumped 77 percent during 2010’s

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy released its annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook today, and the findings are striking—the 2010’s really were the decade renewable energy went mainstream. In fact, renewable energy generation increased by 77 percent between 2010 and 2019, transforming the way we power American homes and businesses. A clean energy transformation … Continue reading Renewable energy generation jumped 77 percent during 2010’s

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Self-aligning heliostats arrive to slice Concentrated Solar Power costs

Soon to hit the market, auto-calibrating heliostat systems will cut capex, accelerate construction times and expand siting potential, suppliers told New Energy Update. As Concentrating Solar Power developers drive for lower costs, heliostat performance has become a key area of research. Heliostats can represent half of the capital costs of a Concentrated Solar Power plant … Continue reading Self-aligning heliostats arrive to slice Concentrated Solar Power costs

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