Category Archives: Other renewables

Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

On 8 October WindEurope spoke in a “Hybrid Power Plants” conference organised by Solar Plaza. The conference focused on hybrid wind/solar and wind/solar/storage power plants and how can help speed up the energy transition. A hybrid renewable power plant combines at least two renewable generation technologies sharing one single connection point to the grid and … Continue reading Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

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Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

On 20 October Energinet, the Danish TSO, and 50Hertz, the German TSO, inaugurated the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution offshore interconnector in the Baltic Sea. This marks the first time an offshore wind farm gets connected to two different countries’ electricity grids. When completed, the electricity generated at the Kriegers Flak wind farm will be … Continue reading Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

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Protermosolar adds value to the Spanish concentrated solar power industry in China

The 10th CSP Focus, which takes place in China, brings together more than forty global speakers from the concentrated solar power sector with the aim of sharing information and promoting the expansion of the use of solar thermal energy.Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar, is one of the two Spaniards attending the congress. Spain is … Continue reading Protermosolar adds value to the Spanish concentrated solar power industry in China

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Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

IRENA and Climate Investment Platform partners are working closely to advance renewables deployment efforts in developing countries Access to renewable energy finance remains a key challenge for developing nations. While many countries across Africa, Asia and Small Island Developing States remain highly disadvantaged by a lack of adequate energy infrastructure, they are presented with a … Continue reading Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

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Members Reinforce IRENA’s Position at the Heart of Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

“We may never see oil demand return to 2019 levels,” said Dr. Thijs De Graaf, lead author of ‘A New World’ – an influential report published two years ago by the IRENA-convened Global Commission on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation, and participant at the second meeting of IRENA Collaborative Framework on the geopolitics of … Continue reading Members Reinforce IRENA’s Position at the Heart of Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

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Wind energy and solar power remain the country’s most affordable sources of new electricity

For energy wonks, Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis 14.0 is always one of the year’s most anticipated reports. It’s the gold-standard when comparing the cost of different power generation technologies on an objective, equitable basis. No surprise, Lazard finds that wind and solar continue to be the lowest-cost sources of new power generation across … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power remain the country’s most affordable sources of new electricity

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In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

In September, the European Commission in Brussels proposed an ambitious new goal for renewable energy in the region: a 55% reduction in greenhouses gases by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) to put Europe on track toward climate neutrality by 2050. To get there, EU countries are going to have to accelerate their efforts around renewable … Continue reading In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

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Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

Gonzalo Martín, General Secretary of Protermosolar, will analyze what the role of concentrated solar power plants will be in energy storage within a decade at the I Energy Storage Congress (ALEN’20).Currently, thermal storage in molten salts in solar thermal power plants reaches 7 GWhe in Spain. This type of storage can perform two main functions: … Continue reading Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

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EDPR secures a PPA for two solar power projects in the U.S.

With this new agreement, EDPR has now secured 85% of the ~7.0 GW targeted wind energy and solar power global capacity build-out for 2019-2022 period. DP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America … Continue reading EDPR secures a PPA for two solar power projects in the U.S.

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NREL and Acciona Solar Power Develop Technology To Reverse Costly Effects of Hydrogen Buildup in Concentrated Solar Power Receiver Fields

Since the mid-’80s, concentrating solar power (CSP) plants have generated clean energy to power our homes, schools, offices, and communities. Yet, one consistent challenge of CSP plants is hydrogen buildup, which can be costly to mitigate and reduces plant efficiency. NREL Senior Scientist Greg Glatzmaier has spent much of his career finding a solution. By … Continue reading NREL and Acciona Solar Power Develop Technology To Reverse Costly Effects of Hydrogen Buildup in Concentrated Solar Power Receiver Fields

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Spain, 2,000 MW more of wind energy and solar power

Spain welcomes more than 2,000 new MW of renewable installed power in the first nine months of 2020, once again demonstrating progress towards a greener, decarbonized and sustainable electricity system. So far in 2020 the national electricity system has installed a total of 2,114 MW of new renewable generation power from wind and solar photovoltaic, … Continue reading Spain, 2,000 MW more of wind energy and solar power

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Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. hydropower industry and environmental and conservation organizations agreed to increase collaboration on decarbonizing the nation’s electric grid, while protecting America’s waterways. AWEA this year partnered with America’s hydropower, solar, and energy storage industries as part of a shared vision of renewables … Continue reading Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

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Islands Aim to Phase out Fossil Fuels and Build Climate Resilience

From the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean to the farthest reaches of the Indian and Pacific oceans, island communities face common and increasingly daunting energy challenges. On top of their vulnerability to climate change, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) tend to have limited primary energy resources, leaving them dependent on imported fossil fuels. This means … Continue reading Islands Aim to Phase out Fossil Fuels and Build Climate Resilience

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Iberdrola builds hybrid wind energy and solar power plant in Australia

After the acquisition of Infigen, ground has been broken on its first renewable project in Australia, with 317 MW capacity and A$ 500 million investment. Iberdrola gets down to business in Australia with the construction of its first renewable energy project after the friendly acquisition of Infigen Energy, one of the country’s key developers of … Continue reading Iberdrola builds hybrid wind energy and solar power plant in Australia

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Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the release by the CAISO, CPUC, and CEC of their preliminary root cause analysis of the August 14th and August 15th rolling blackouts: “The root cause analysis provides a thorough overview of the causes of the … Continue reading Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

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Wind energy and solar hybrid systems can power India’s renewables growth

India’s total wind-solar hybrid capacity is expected to grow rapidly to reach nearly 11.7 gigawatts (GW) by 2023, according to a new report by IEEFA and JMK Research. “This is a new and fast-growing market in India,” say the report’s authors Vibhuti Garg, energy economist at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), … Continue reading Wind energy and solar hybrid systems can power India’s renewables growth

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The generation of wind power, photovoltaic and solar thermal energy grows in the first nine months of 2020

Renewable generation grows in the first nine months of 2020 in Spain, in which its production increased by 16.3% compared to the same period in 2020. Solar photovoltaic and hydro are the main technologies that have made this possible. Renewables in our country continue to give good news. Until September, its annual production reached 80,577 … Continue reading The generation of wind power, photovoltaic and solar thermal energy grows in the first nine months of 2020

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Solar and wind energy accounted for 67% of aggregate generation in 2019

The share of renewables in new energy installations in 2019 increased compared to 2010, when it was less than 25%.In 2019, solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind power accounted for two-thirds of the 265 gigawatts of power generation capacity added to the system worldwide. The data comes from BloombergNEF’s Power Transition Trends 2020 (BNEF) … Continue reading Solar and wind energy accounted for 67% of aggregate generation in 2019

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Innovation Week 2020 Kicks Off with Focus on Renewable Solutions in Transport and Industry

IRENA’s third Innovation Week has officially started. Opened by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and global energy leaders in a high-level event today, more than 1800 policy makers, innovators, developers and investors from 146 countries across IRENA’s diverse global membership will virtually gather from 5-8 October and discuss how innovative solutions can advance the use … Continue reading Innovation Week 2020 Kicks Off with Focus on Renewable Solutions in Transport and Industry

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SUPCON SOLAR won the SolarPACES Technology Innovation Award 2020

On October 2, the 26th Solar Power & Chemical Energy Systems Conference (SolarPACES 2020) closed online. Worldwide experts, scholars, and representatives of well-known enterprises, as well as passionate followers, exchanged ideas of frontier Concentrated Solar Power technologies and envisioned new prospects of Concentrating Solar Power industry on this meeting. At the closing ceremony of the … Continue reading SUPCON SOLAR won the SolarPACES Technology Innovation Award 2020

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