Category Archives: Other renewables

Global Shift Towards Renewable Energy Continues.Here are 7 Reasons Why People Prefer it

Renewable energy is the future. This statement may sound like a crazy idea, but it’s becoming an increasing reality. More people are choosing renewable energy over fossil fuels. The global shift towards renewable energy is continuing on an upward trajectory, and this shift is due to several factors propelling the global switch to clean energy.  … Continue reading Global Shift Towards Renewable Energy Continues.Here are 7 Reasons Why People Prefer it

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Iberdrola signs a €550m green loan with the EIB to boost renewables in Spain

Specifically, almost 1,800 MW of wind farms and photovoltaic parks will be built in different locations, mostly in rural areas. The new facilities will supply clean energy equivalent to the annual consumption of about one million households. The project will have a significant impact in terms of its contribution to the EU’s security of energy … Continue reading Iberdrola signs a €550m green loan with the EIB to boost renewables in Spain

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Enel in South Africa shares his plans for the business

As of June 1st, Manuele Battisti is the new Country Manager for Enel Green Power South Africa (EGP RSA), taking over from William Price. In this interview he talks about the exciting challenges that lie ahead in his new job. We meet our new Country Manager, Manuele Battisti. His mandate is to manage South African … Continue reading Enel in South Africa shares his plans for the business

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Spain to award 220 MW of Concentrated Solar Power in Oct 25 auction

The ministry for the ecological transition reserved 140 MW for distributed solar PV projects of up to 5 MW, and 380 MW for concentrated solar power (CSP), biomass-based and tech-neutral schemes. The Spanish government expects to hold the next renewable energy auction on October 25 this year, announcing today that it will allocate 520 MW … Continue reading Spain to award 220 MW of Concentrated Solar Power in Oct 25 auction

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IRENA Goes Beyond the Talk to Address Financing Challenges in Developing Countries

Investments in energy transition technologies, while having reached record levels, are still not large enough. According to recent data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in 2021, about 84% of these investments were in China, Europe, the United States, Japan and India. The Middle East and Africa accounted for 2% of the investment total. … Continue reading IRENA Goes Beyond the Talk to Address Financing Challenges in Developing Countries

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Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy in Europe

Solar photovoltaic energy production record in Germany by exceeding 38 GWh in one hour. On July 17, the highest hourly solar energy production in its history was registered in Germany, exceeding 38 GWh between 13:00 and 14:00. A solar thermoelectric energy production record was also registered in Mainland Spain on July 12. These records occur in a … Continue reading Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy in Europe

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DNV signs MOU with Korean floating solar component manufacturers

Partners will identify projects and markets of mutual interest to the parties and cooperate on joint marketing initiatives. DNV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korean floating solar PV (FPV) suppliers which will explore business cooperation opportunities with the aim of increasing the number of FPV plants in Korea and globally, as the … Continue reading DNV signs MOU with Korean floating solar component manufacturers

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House Passes Appropriations Bills That Will Advance American Clean Energy

ACP CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8294 (Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2023):   “The FY2023 Appropriations package that passed out of the House today will go a long way toward further developing the clean energy industry. The bills provide the necessary funding … Continue reading House Passes Appropriations Bills That Will Advance American Clean Energy

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As Texas energy demand increases, Enel Green Power installs more renewable & storage capacity

Enel Green Power has completed its first large-scale hybrid wind project globally, Azure Sky wind + storage, featuring 350 MW of wind capacity and 136.5 MW/204.6 MWh of storage capacity. In addition, the company will add 57 MW/85.7 MWh of new battery storage capacity at its largest operating projects in Texas, Roadrunner solar and High … Continue reading As Texas energy demand increases, Enel Green Power installs more renewable & storage capacity

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ACP and API Praise USMCA Energy Consultations with Mexico

American Clean Power Association (ACP) CEO Heather Zichal and American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers today released the following joint statement after the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it is requesting formal consultations with Mexico under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) over Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez … Continue reading ACP and API Praise USMCA Energy Consultations with Mexico

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ACP Statement on Biden Executive Climate Actions

Ahead of President Biden’s announcement of new climate actions today, Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association, issued the following statement:  “The American Clean Power Association applauds actions to be announced today by President Biden that will advance the American offshore wind industry. Offshore wind is a ripe opportunity to employ tens of … Continue reading ACP Statement on Biden Executive Climate Actions

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Mario Ruiz-Tagle, new CEO of Iberdrola Spain

Iberdrola España has appointed Mario Ruiz-Tagle as its new CEO. Born in Santiago (Chile), he was until now CEO of Neoenergia, Iberdrola’s Brazilian subsidiary chaired by Ignacio Galán.  Ruiz-Tagle, who has been linked to the energy sector since 1996, began his career at Iberdrola two decades ago as director of Institutional Relations of the Brazilian … Continue reading Mario Ruiz-Tagle, new CEO of Iberdrola Spain

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EDP’s pioneer floating solar power plant in Portugal ready

Located in the region of Alqueva, it is the largest floating solar park in Europe in a reservoir, and the second one built in Portugal, after EDP’s pilot project in Alto Rabagão; The energy generated by this plant, which has almost 12,000 photovoltaic panels, will supply more than 30% of the population in this region … Continue reading EDP’s pioneer floating solar power plant in Portugal ready

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Taiwan’s most famous building, Taipei 101, to participate in Enel X’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP)

One ofthe world’s 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings[1], Taipei 101, has signed a deal with Enel X,a leading virtual power plant (VPP) and demand response service provider, to support Taiwan’s energy transition. Enel X will integrate Taipei 101’s energy load into its VPP to offer critical electricity grid services to Taiwan Power Company’s (TPC) Energy … Continue reading Taiwan’s most famous building, Taipei 101, to participate in Enel X’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP)

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Wind energy industry charts path out of energy crises with action plan for world leaders

Global Wind Energy Council (‘GWEC’) publishes an action plan for policymakers to steer a way out of the current energy and climate change crises. The five-point plan, Accelerating renewables to achieve energy security, affordability and climate action, addresses the need to restore order to energy markets while meeting climate goals and creating a secure, stable … Continue reading Wind energy industry charts path out of energy crises with action plan for world leaders

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RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar at scale

RWE and the Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck signed a collaboration agreement to develop the use of floating solar parks at sea. To accelerate the learnings on SolarDuck’s floating solar technology, RWE will invest in a first offshore pilot in the North Sea. The project is a first step in the collaboration and lays the foundation for … Continue reading RWE and SolarDuck accelerate technology development and commercialisation of offshore floating solar at scale

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IRENA Scoops Inaugural UN SIDS Partnerships Award

Recognising its invaluable promotion of sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) received the first ever “United Nations (UN) SIDS Partnerships Award” in the environmental category. The award, for IRENA’s SIDS Lighthouses Initiative (LHI), acknowledges the Agency’s response to a call for action under the SIDS Accelerated Modalities … Continue reading IRENA Scoops Inaugural UN SIDS Partnerships Award

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Iberdrola increases its wind power and solar capacity by 3,150 MW to almost 39,000 MW worldwide

Iberdrola remains faithful to its commitment to promoting the energy transition as the only way to accelerate decarbonisation and eliminate dependence on fossil fuels. Accordingly, the company has increased its installed renewable capacity by 9% worldwide in the last 12 months, to almost 39,000 MW – specifically 38,722 MW ‘green’ – according to data published … Continue reading Iberdrola increases its wind power and solar capacity by 3,150 MW to almost 39,000 MW worldwide

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Concentrated Solar Power installed capacity grew just over five-fold between 2010 and 2020

Cumulative CSP installed capacity grew just over five-fold, globally, between 2010 and 2020, reaching around 6.5 gigawatts (GW) by the end of that period. Breaking the last five years of this down, after modest activity in 2016 and 2017 – with annual additions hovering around 100 megawatts (MW) per year – the global market for … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power installed capacity grew just over five-fold between 2010 and 2020

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Solar and wind power generation grows in Brazil

In the month of June, Brazil obtained a growth of 165.6 megawatts (MW) in the electrical matrix. Of this total, 87.6 MW are from wind farms, 49.6 MW from photovoltaic solar generation and 28.4 MW from thermoelectric plants. The calculations were made by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). Wind energy represented 53% of the … Continue reading Solar and wind power generation grows in Brazil

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