Category Archives: Other renewables

India installed 7.5 GW of solar power and 2.4 GW of wind energy in 2019

India’s renewable energy capacity increased to 86 GW in 2019, according to new figures from JMK Research & Analytics, with 7.5 GW of new utility-scale solar capacity being added, and 2.4 GW of new wind power capacity. Indian clean energy consultancy firm JMK Research & Analytics published Indian renewable energy capacity addition data last week … Continue reading India installed 7.5 GW of solar power and 2.4 GW of wind energy in 2019

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In 2019 connected 6,456 MW of wind energy and photovoltaic in Spain

Red Eléctrica de España promotes the integration of the renewable energy mix with operational measures and actions in more than 30 substations.The integration of this quota, especially in renewable wind power and photovoltaic technologies, has meant a historical record for the Spanish electricity system, contributing to the objectives of the energy transition established in the … Continue reading In 2019 connected 6,456 MW of wind energy and photovoltaic in Spain

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Abengoa is awarded a contract for a 50 MW concentrated solar power plant for Ence

The Termollano solar thermal plant, located in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), will be the first one not built by Abengoa to which it will perform the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the company’s Services vertical. Abengoa has over 18 years of experience in this activity and has a commercial experience of more than 1.6 GW in … Continue reading Abengoa is awarded a contract for a 50 MW concentrated solar power plant for Ence

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Eurostat have just published data on the share of renewables in Europe’s 2018 energy mix

Europe cannot afford to miss its 2020 or any other target in the coming years now that it has committed to becoming climate-neutral by 2050 with the European Green Deal. The European Commission sees renewables and wind energy in particular as a driver to deliver on that ambition. Wind is already 14% of Europe’s electricity, … Continue reading Eurostat have just published data on the share of renewables in Europe’s 2018 energy mix

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Public and Private Sectors Unite on Need for More Renewables

Current energy systems are falling short of supporting the transition to a renewables-based system, participants of the third Public-Private Dialogue, organised by IRENA’s Coalition for Action, agreed. The policy makers, legislators, private sector and civil society representatives present, called for greater system flexibility, more active participation of market actors, and a redesign of today’s power … Continue reading Public and Private Sectors Unite on Need for More Renewables

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Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

Hydrogen will be the fuel of the future and step by step will replace all current fossil fuels. In AleaSoft an analysis of the impact of hydrogen on the energy sector has been carried out as a key factor in the ecological transition and a summary of the present and future use of this gas … Continue reading Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal energy has again exceeded 5 TWh of electricity generation by adding 5,166 GWh in 2019, representing an increase of 16.8% over 2018 and 3.8% compared to the average of the last 5 years. One more year, the concentrated solar power generation in Spain has proven its reliability, reaching punctual contributions of about 10% … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

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China largest 100 MW parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plant connected to the grid

CSNP Royal Tech Urat 100MW Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power Project was successfully connected to the gird at 22:49 p.m. on January 8th, 2020. Following the first CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough solar thermal project which was connected to the grid in October 2018, the CSNP project became the second parabolic trough Concentrating Solar Power … Continue reading China largest 100 MW parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plant connected to the grid

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Australia to add 3.6 GW of new solar and wind energy to grid in 2020

The sting of the newly confirmed dive in large-scale renewable energy investment that hit Australia in 2019 could be soothed somewhat with a record number of new solar and wind farms forecast to be completed in 2020. Industry statistician Rystad Energy on Tuesday said it expected utility wind and solar projects totaling 3.6GW of capacity … Continue reading Australia to add 3.6 GW of new solar and wind energy to grid in 2020

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India added 14 gigawatts of wind energy Capacity in last five years

India has added 50 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity over the last five years, a major achievement for the country in which two-thirds of its capacity still uses fossil fuels to generate electricity. As per government data, between March 2015 and December 2019 India added 98 gigawatts of power generation capacity. 52% of this was … Continue reading India added 14 gigawatts of wind energy Capacity in last five years

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Could renewable energy, wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV, overcome coal in China?

In September of last year Oilprice reported an incredible milestone for renewable energy when solar and wind power became cheaper than coal in most of the world. Now, a new report released this week by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables has heralded another milestone: China will soon be added to that list of countries in … Continue reading Could renewable energy, wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV, overcome coal in China?

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Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

Renewable energy has advanced since 2010 to the centre ground of global energy and development policy. Renewables have become the world’s primary source of new power capacity, outpacing all other forms of new generation put together. The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts … Continue reading Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

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Masdar and PLN enter partnership to develop first floating solar power plant in Indonesia

Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the state electricity company in Indonesia, for the first floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the country. Dr Sultan bin Ahmad Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, and Zulkifli Zaini, … Continue reading Masdar and PLN enter partnership to develop first floating solar power plant in Indonesia

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Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic progress in Chile

Chile builds the Cerro Dominador concentrating solar thermal power plant, the first concentrated solar power in Latin America, and will soon replace coal with wind power and photovoltaic energy. 2019 was a great year for solar energy in Chile. It maintained its place as the leading source in renewable generation and, according to the projections … Continue reading Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic progress in Chile

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More solar power for Amsterdam and Uppsala

Vattenfall has built Amsterdam’s largest solar roof and in Uppsala one of Sweden’s biggest solar farms will be constructed. Amsterdam’s largest solar roof was put into operation on Thursday 16 January after 17,000 solar panels were installed by Vattenfall on the roofs of two industrial buildings. The total area of 45,000 square metres is equivalent … Continue reading More solar power for Amsterdam and Uppsala

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Central Tower of 700 MW Concentrated Solar Power Project by Shanghai Electric and DEWA Tops Out in Dubai

Significant progress has been made in the Dubai 700 MW concentrated solar power project, announced as the world’s largest single-site CSP project. On Jan 9th, a topping-out ceremony for the project’s 222-meter central tower was held, welcoming representatives from Shanghai Electric – the project’s general contractor – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Noor Energy … Continue reading Central Tower of 700 MW Concentrated Solar Power Project by Shanghai Electric and DEWA Tops Out in Dubai

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China makes half of global newly-built concentrated solar power capacity in 2019

Two more large-scale demonstration concentrating solar power (CSP) projects joined the team of operational solar thermal plants in China at the end of last year in 2019. Up to date, there are seven large-scale concentrated solar power projects with total capacity of 350MW in operation distributed across West China. Chart: Global concentrated solar power capacity … Continue reading China makes half of global newly-built concentrated solar power capacity in 2019

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EDP Renováveis secures a PPA for a new solar power project in Brazil

EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its subsidiary EDP Renováveis Brasil, S.A. (“EDPR Brasil”), secured a 19-year private Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) to sell the energy to be produced by Lagoa solar power plant. Lagoa solar power plant, located … Continue reading EDP Renováveis secures a PPA for a new solar power project in Brazil

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Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

The share of renewables in global power should more than double by 2030 to advance the global energy transformation, achieve sustainable development goals and a pathway to climate safety, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable electricity should supply 57 per cent of global power by the end of the decade, up from … Continue reading Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

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ADFD confirmed the allocation of USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today confirmed the allocation of approximately USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects in developing countries in the seventh cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. The announcement marks a record level of funding for any cycle since the facility was launched and will provide funding for projects … Continue reading ADFD confirmed the allocation of USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects

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