Category Archives: Other renewables

Ørsted to develop one of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen plants to be linked to industrial demand in the Netherlands and Belgium

‘SeaH2Land’ is an ambitious vision, linking GW-scale electrolysis to the large industrial demand in the Dutch-Flemish North Sea Port cluster through an envisaged regional cross-border pipeline. The green electricity required to produce the renewable hydrogen is proposed to come from the build-out of additional large-scale offshore wind. The major industrial companies in the region ArcelorMittal, … Continue reading Ørsted to develop one of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen plants to be linked to industrial demand in the Netherlands and Belgium

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DNV publishes world’s first recommended practice for floating solar power plants

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider today publishes the world’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects following a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) involving 24 industry participants. The Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0584) will provide commonly recognized guidance based on a list of technical requirements for accelerating safe, sustainable and sound design, … Continue reading DNV publishes world’s first recommended practice for floating solar power plants

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U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

The Biden administration on Thursday set a goal to cut the cost of solar energy by 60% over the next decade as part of an ambitious plan to decarbonize the United States’ power sector by 2035. The U.S. Department of Energy said the goal accelerates its previous utility-scale solar cost target by five years. For … Continue reading U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

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Statkraft supplies solar and wind power on a large scale

Statkraft, together with Enovos, is integrating additional solar and wind power volumes on an industrial scale into the Mercedes-Benz green power concept. In Germany, in addition to the production plants for passenger cars, vans, trucks and buses, all other Daimler Group locations will also be supplied with the green power. These include the central and … Continue reading Statkraft supplies solar and wind power on a large scale

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Safeguarding the clean energy workforce: What to know about vaccines

The clean energy workforce has been on the frontlines throughout the pandemic, ensuring a steady supply of clean, low-cost power for homes and businesses. Now that vaccines for COVID-19 are available, it’s important that clean energy workers continue to practice good safety in the workplace. To lend a hand, ACP has compiled the following information … Continue reading Safeguarding the clean energy workforce: What to know about vaccines

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American Clean Power Association

On January 7, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) notified and filed an application to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for the transfer of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) standards accreditation, with an expanded scope. On February 16, the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) approved ACP’s application. ANSI published the scope in their … Continue reading American Clean Power Association

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Wind Power and Solar Energy Can Improve Energy Security and Independence in Albania

IRENA’s renewables readiness assessment offers Albania recommendations to align energy policy with growth and climate agendas. A new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that Albania could significantly improve its energy security and reduce energy system vulnerability to climate impacts, by deploying its vast solar and wind resources. Full exploration … Continue reading Wind Power and Solar Energy Can Improve Energy Security and Independence in Albania

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EDPR, Schneider Electric y Vestas join as a new members of RES4Africa Foundation

RES4Africa Foundation welcomes the three new members EDP Renewables, Schneider Electric and Vestas. The new membership of the three European companies, leading in the renewable energy sector at international level, was announced yesterday during the last Executive Committee of the Foundation, which has been involved in the promotion of green energy in Africa since 2012. The … Continue reading EDPR, Schneider Electric y Vestas join as a new members of RES4Africa Foundation

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Stanwell signs up to Vast Solar’s Mt Isa Concentrated Solar Power project

A novel plan for a 50 megawatt hybrid Concentrated Solar Power project in Mount Isa has got financial backing from Queensland government-owned energy giant Stanwell Energy. The $600 million project, proposed last year by thermal solar specialist Vast Solar, would mix a unique brand of concentrated thermal solar generation with solar PV, gas peaking and … Continue reading Stanwell signs up to Vast Solar’s Mt Isa Concentrated Solar Power project

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EDP Renováveis signs a Build & Transfer Agreement for a 200 MWac solar project in the U.S.

The agreement, signed with NIPSCO, enables the the development and construction of a solar park in Indiana, which is scheduled to reach COD by 2022. The deal will contribute to the 2021-25 asset rotation programme announced by EDPR at its last Capital Market’s Day. EDPR has now 2.5 GW of capacity secured in the U.S. … Continue reading EDP Renováveis signs a Build & Transfer Agreement for a 200 MWac solar project in the U.S.

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Acciona will supply certified renewable electricity to Fnac Portugal

ACCIONA and Fnac Portugal are enhancing their collaboration in climate action and the Green Economy with the renewal of ACCIONA’s 100% renewable energy supply contract that serves Fnac’s 46 stores in Portugal. Under the contract, ACCIONA will provide Fnac Portugal with almost 13,000MWh of renewable capacity, certified with 100% Renewable Guarantees of Origin by the … Continue reading Acciona will supply certified renewable electricity to Fnac Portugal

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How Renewables Offer New Solutions for District Heating and Cooling

Innovation in technology, digitalisation and building efficiency are opening the heating sector to low-temperature renewables according to IRENA report. Heating is the largest end user of energy, accounting for over 50% of global final energy consumption worldwide. At present, much of this demand is met by burning fossil fuels, making the sector a significant contributor … Continue reading How Renewables Offer New Solutions for District Heating and Cooling

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Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. The north of Angola has a surplus of more than … Continue reading Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

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Concentrated Solar Power build pipeline must hit GWs to fend off Photovoltaic menace

A lack of supportive tenders is endangering the Concentrated Solar Power industry’s quest for lower costs and its leading position in overnight renewable power, a team of researchers told Reuters Events. As PV and battery costs continue to fall, CSP developers face increasing competition in the dispatchable power market. Only a handful of CSP projects … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power build pipeline must hit GWs to fend off Photovoltaic menace

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Fast-Track Energy Transitions to Win the Race to Zero

World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines global strategies towards carbon-neutrality and leads way to a climate-safe 1.5°C pathway by 2050. Proven technologies for a net-zero energy system already largely exist today, finds the preview of World Energy Transitions Outlook by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable power, green hydrogen and modern bioenergy will dominate the … Continue reading Fast-Track Energy Transitions to Win the Race to Zero

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Secretary Haaland’s Confirmation

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Deb Haaland as U.S. Interior Secretary. “American Clean Power congratulates Secretary Haaland on her historic confirmation to lead the Department of Interior. Secretary Haaland has a depth of experience working in her home state of New Mexico to advance economic investment from wind, solar, and energy … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Secretary Haaland’s Confirmation

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Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020

While coal still dominates the South African energy mix, the contribution from variable renewable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaics (PV), wind and concentrated solar power (CSP), surpassed the contribution from nuclear energy for the first time in 2020. This is according to research conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), published … Continue reading Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020

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First green energy project in Burkina Faso for PIDG company Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) lends €29 million to support construction of 30MW solar plant to supply national grid; 20th clean energy project for EAIF. The West African country of Burkina Faso is to get a new large-scale renewable energy plant, it was announced today, 15th March. Located some 250km south east of the nation’s … Continue reading First green energy project in Burkina Faso for PIDG company Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund

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Xinjiang sets record high wind energy, solar power generation

Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is taking the lead in China’s renewable energy push, with new energy installed capacity reaching a record high of 35.83 million kWh of electricity, supporting the country’s carbon neutrality goal. The total sum of solar and wind capacity has climbed by 135 percent from 2015. With abundant solar and … Continue reading Xinjiang sets record high wind energy, solar power generation

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2020, the year of the ‘greenest’ energy thanks to the record in wind energy and photovoltaic generation in Spain

Renewables represent 44% of the national total and increase their generation by 12.8% compared to 2019. The CO2 equivalent emissions associated with the production of electricity are reduced by 27.8%, reaching the lowest value since records are available (2007).53.8% of the Spanish generation park is renewable, with wind energy being the first technology installed in … Continue reading 2020, the year of the ‘greenest’ energy thanks to the record in wind energy and photovoltaic generation in Spain

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