Category Archives: Other renewables

2018, the year in which the Concentrated Solar Power returned to shine

We say goodbye to a very important year for the Concentrated Solar Power sector that will constitute that point of support for the lever that drives the accelerated deployment of this technology worldwide (also in Spain!). This year, large commercial solar thermal projects have priced the combined cycle plants in Dubai, Australia and Chile, with … Continue reading 2018, the year in which the Concentrated Solar Power returned to shine

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Tunisia produces 3 pct of electricity from renewable energy

A total of three percent of the electricity is from renewable energy in Tunisia, President of Tunisian Association of Wind Energy (ATEE) Nafaa Bakari said Thursday. He made the remarks during an international forum on renewable energy, energy efficiency and investment in energy infrastructure. According to Bakari, Tunisia was able to make the first steps … Continue reading Tunisia produces 3 pct of electricity from renewable energy

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Kazakhstan launches solar power and wind energy plants to boost share of renewables

Kazakhstan has launched two renewable power projects in the country – the Burnoye Solar Power Plant with a capacity of 100 MW in the country’s southern Zhambyl region and the first stage of the wind power station in the Tupkaragan district of the Mangystau region western Kazakhstan. Burnoye uses an environmentally friendly method of generating electricity that is able to … Continue reading Kazakhstan launches solar power and wind energy plants to boost share of renewables

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Iraq is expected to have an installed capacity of five gigawatts of solar energy and one gigawatt of wind energy

Iraq is seeking to diversify its energy dependency by building large-scale solar, wind and biomass facilities within the next decade, expecting to supply more than 10 per cent of its energy needs by 2028 from sustainable resources, according to Frost & Sullivan’s energy analysis.   The country suffers from heavy electricity shortage due to insufficient … Continue reading Iraq is expected to have an installed capacity of five gigawatts of solar energy and one gigawatt of wind energy

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Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands

GE (NYSE: GE) and Stedin, one of the leading distribution network operators (DNOs) in the Netherlands, went live with the first European implementation of Transmission Forecast (T-Forecast) software from GE’s Grid Solutions. Part of the Digital Energy portfolio, this new solution forecasts power flow across transmission and distribution and is built to help manage increasing … Continue reading Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands

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MIT develops tech to store solar power, wind energy

MIT researchers have invented a novel method to store renewable energy, such as solar energy and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.   MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that … Continue reading MIT develops tech to store solar power, wind energy

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Highlights from Katowice: wind energy the dominant power generation technology for net-zero emissions

The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently ongoing in Katowice, Poland.   This COP is taking place under the Polish Presidency and focusing on three macro areas: technological development, the transition of coal regions, and the objective of climate neutrality. This week, WindEurope spoke … Continue reading Highlights from Katowice: wind energy the dominant power generation technology for net-zero emissions

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Northern inspiration for action on climate change

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is a remote hamlet on the northwestern shores of Hudson Bay. There are no roads connecting it to neighbouring communities. There are no trees. The average annual temperature is well below freezing. It’s a uniquely beautiful and challenging environment that complicates even the little things – like turning on the lights. Rankin … Continue reading Northern inspiration for action on climate change

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AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of ZAR3bn ($221m) to the 100MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project, which is expected to improve South Africa’s energy mix and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. The solar power project, located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, is … Continue reading AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

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Onshore wind energy performs well in Danish multi-technology auction

Onshore wind power secured 165 MW in this week’s multi-technology auction in Denmark. The auction was open to near-shore wind energy, solar PV and onshore wind. It was oversubscribed with 17 projects amounting to 540 MW competing for a budget of €34 million.   From the 6 winners, the 3 cheapest bidders were onshore wind farm … Continue reading Onshore wind energy performs well in Danish multi-technology auction

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Historic interconnector linking Britain and Belgium: ’a major boost for offshore wind energy in the North Sea’

On 4 December WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in an event celebrating the commissioning of the NEMO interconnection link between Great Britain and Belgium. The event, co-organised by Transmission System Operators Elia (Belgium) and National Grid (UK) marks the inauguration of a project that could revolutionise how Europe sources its energy. The Nemo Link interconnector … Continue reading Historic interconnector linking Britain and Belgium: ’a major boost for offshore wind energy in the North Sea’

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Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

Ilanga CSP1, South Africa’s first 100% black developed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant achieves Commercial Operation Date (COD). Ilanga CSP1 is a truly transformation project that was conceived and developed by a 100% black developer (Emvelo). Its two top executives (CEO & CFO) are black females, two-thirds of its board members are black and … Continue reading Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

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Sri Lanka to construct 60MW wind energy and 150MW solar power plants

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved the procurement process for a policy framework for the construction of solar energy and wind power plants in the island. A 60 Mwt wind power plant and 150 Mwt solar power plant will be connected to the national grid by 2020. The proposal was presented by Dr. Ranjith … Continue reading Sri Lanka to construct 60MW wind energy and 150MW solar power plants

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In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries ensuring that their Independent Power Producers (IPPs) receive protection against payment risks that often contribute to their failure. The Facility supports small and mid-scale renewable energy IPPs (from 50 to 100MW) in sub-Saharan Africa by helping these projects … Continue reading In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

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Global companies call for a minimum carbon price

To complement the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), a group of companies propose the introduction of a European or regional carbon price floor in the power sector and minimum carbon pricing for transport and buildings. Predictable and consistent carbon price signals are widely considered the most cost-effective way to stimulate climate friendly decision-making by … Continue reading Global companies call for a minimum carbon price

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The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have reached a critical milestone in the construction project of Kathu Solar Park. Namely, the successful synchronization was achieved on 18 November, electric power was generated and transferred on the National grid complying with all expected parameters to ensure the supply of power starts and end users can consume reliable energy … Continue reading The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

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Enel plans to invest in 11.6 GW of renewable energy capacity

Enel, a manufacturer and distributor of gas & electricity, has reportedly publicized its plans to invest €10.6 billion in the coming three years in the production of 11.6 GW of renewable energy, comprising 6.1 GW of wind energy and about 7 GW of thermal energy. In a corporate presentation describing its 2019-2021 business plan, Enel … Continue reading Enel plans to invest in 11.6 GW of renewable energy capacity

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Google invests $700 million in Danish data center, secures wind power

Google will invest almost $700 million in a Danish data center powered by the abundant green energy that underpins power- intensive companies’ interest in the Nordic region. Google also said it would sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the new Danish data center to ensure it is powered by renewable energy. The Nordic countries, … Continue reading Google invests $700 million in Danish data center, secures wind power

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Who provide equipment and services to China Concentrated Solar Power plants?

Around 10 commercial Concentrated Solar Power projects are now under development and construction in China, and some biddings for systems and components & materials purchasing had been completed and winners announced. CSP Focus has been keeping tracking on the biddings, and generating report on the results. Taking an overview on the vendors’ list, both Chinese … Continue reading Who provide equipment and services to China Concentrated Solar Power plants?

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European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

The European Parliament today gave its final approval for a binding EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% for 2030. The Parliament cast its final vote of adoption on the Renewable Energy Directive and Governance Regulation, two key parts of Europe’s Clean Energy Package that sets the EU legal framework for renewables up to 2030. Today … Continue reading European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

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