Category Archives: Other renewables

GE Renewable Energy to support the clean energy growth in the Philippines

GE Renewable Energy booked a contract with Angat Hydropower Corporation to rehabilitate the 218 MW Angat hydropower plant located in the Philippines. This 53-year-old Angat hydropower facility supplies more than 90% of Metro Manila’s potable water needs [1] and supports the irrigation of 25,000 hectares of farmlands in Bulacan and Pampanga [2]. This contract is … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to support the clean energy growth in the Philippines

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The closure of SolarReserve, an isolated case of the concentrated solar power industry

In 2016, when SolarReserve connected its 110 MW Crescent Dunes solar thermal power plant in the state of Nevada, it reached its peak as a company. But the enjoyment of reaching that peak could not be prolonged. And having spent almost four years from that moment, the company filed its bankruptcy a few months ago. … Continue reading The closure of SolarReserve, an isolated case of the concentrated solar power industry

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Wind power and solar energy replace coal in Europe

The decarbonization of the electricity sector seems on track in Europe. A report presented on Wednesday suggests that the EU is disengaging from coal faster than expected while energy production with renewable technologies marks record highs. And as a consequence of both phenomena the CO2 emissions of the European electricity sector fall at a rate … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy replace coal in Europe

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New Funding for Solar, PV and concentrated solar power

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $125.5 million in new funding to advance solar technology research. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE continues to advance research and development of solar technologies that reduce the cost of solar, increase the competitiveness of American manufacturing and … Continue reading New Funding for Solar, PV and concentrated solar power

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Cubico acquires a 50 MW concentrated solar power plant in Spain

The UK-based renewables investment company has acquired the 50 MW Arenales solar thermal power plant, located in Seville that entered into operation in 2008. Cubico Sustainable Investments, a renewables investment company based in the United Kingdom, today announced the acquisition of the Arenales Solar PS, S.L., owned by a 50 MW solar thermal operating plant, … Continue reading Cubico acquires a 50 MW concentrated solar power plant in Spain

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Naturgy becomes one of the top investors in renewables in Spain

Naturgy has made headway on fulfilling its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, with which it laid the foundations of its long-term value creation strategy. Proof of the company’s smooth progress can be found in its recorded results, which exceeded the market consensus up until September 30, with an ordinary EBITDA reaching 3.397 billion euros, 5% more than the previous year, … Continue reading Naturgy becomes one of the top investors in renewables in Spain

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African Development Fund approves close to $35 million to the Government of Liberia for renewable energy

The African Development Fund has approved a $34.74 million grant and loan to boost renewable energy access and promote an attractive investment climate in Liberia. At a signing ceremony on 29 January in Monrovia, Dr. Orison Amu, the African Development Bank’s (AfDB.org) Country Manager in Liberia, and Samuel Tweah Jr., Liberia’s Minister of Finance & … Continue reading African Development Fund approves close to $35 million to the Government of Liberia for renewable energy

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Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

The African Energy Chamber addresses its heartfelt congratulations to the Republic of Togo for breaking ground on its 50 MW Mohamed Bin Zayed Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex today in Blitta. The project was launched in presence of H.E. Faure E. Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo, and Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, … Continue reading Togo’s Breaking Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

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A third of the electricity generated in 2018 in Andalusia was renewable, wind energy concentrated solar power and PV

34 percent of all electricity generated in Andalusia during 2018 renewable energy procedure, although the production of this type of energy fell by 9.5 percent over the previous year, with 12,187.2 gigawatts per hour. The reduction is due, among other reasons, the lower availability of resources due to weather factors and the reduction of the … Continue reading A third of the electricity generated in 2018 in Andalusia was renewable, wind energy concentrated solar power and PV

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Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Concentrated Solar Power in Energy Planning in Spain

Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Solar Thermal Power Plants in Energy Planning in Spain. Spain, unlike the rest of European countries, has ideal conditions for the deployment of concentrated solar  power plants that will make the objectives of PNIEC easier and less expensive. Solar thermal technology can also contribute … Continue reading Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Concentrated Solar Power in Energy Planning in Spain

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Costa Rica celebrates 300 days living alone with renewable energy

For the third consecutive year, Costa Rica covered its electricity consumption almost exclusively thanks to renewable sources. This is confirmed by the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE Group), the state company responsible for electricity and telecommunications services: data from the National Center for Energy Control clearly show that Costa Rica has been using clean … Continue reading Costa Rica celebrates 300 days living alone with renewable energy

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Concentrated solar power had a global total installed capacity of 6,451 MW in 2019

In terms of global concentrating solar power market in the year of 2019, a total capacity of 381.6MW solar thermal projects were newly built up across the world, making an increase rate of 6.29%. Specifically, China successfully completed four new CSP projects with capacity of 200MW, 52.1% of the global total. This solar resource map … Continue reading Concentrated solar power had a global total installed capacity of 6,451 MW in 2019

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Photovoltaics (PV) has become the cheapest source of electrical power in regions with a high potential

After hydro and wind energy, PV is the third renewable energy source in terms of global capacity. The International Energy Agency expects a growth by 700 – 880 GW from 2019 to 2024. According to the forecast, PV could become the technology with the largest installed capacity by the mid 2020s. This solar resource map … Continue reading Photovoltaics (PV) has become the cheapest source of electrical power in regions with a high potential

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Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

Synthetic fuels, a test field for autonomous driving and a new research aircraft – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on interdisciplinary research projects that will enhance Germany as a location for high-technology activities. DLR’s ‘Future Technologies for Society 2030’ strategy is centred on interdisciplinary ways of working … Continue reading Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

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Final 2019 numbers show wind energy on the rise

AWEA’s just-released Fourth Quarter Market Report gives a full look at 2019 for the first time, and for fans of wind there’s a lot to like. Last year was the third strongest year ever for new wind additions, and nearly 200 new wind projects are in the works. That means more reliable, affordable, clean electricity … Continue reading Final 2019 numbers show wind energy on the rise

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World’s tallest Concentrated Solar Power tower completed in Dubai

Shanghai Electric completes Noor Energy 1 Concentrated Solar Power tower in Dubai. Construction partners on the 950 MW Noor Energy 1 Concentrating Solar Power- Photovoltaic project in Dubai completed the 260-meter high receiver tower on January 9, Shanghai Electric, lead EPC contractor, said in a statement. The $4.4 billion Noor Energy 1 solar thermal project … Continue reading World’s tallest Concentrated Solar Power tower completed in Dubai

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2,319 MW more of wind power in Spain

Red Eléctrica de España, operator and transporter of the Spanish electricity system, released on January 23 the data of new installed renewable power 2019 with a total of 6,456 MW. There are 6,126 MW more than last year, when 330 MW were connected, of which 194 MW corresponded to the Canary Wind Plan. The integration … Continue reading 2,319 MW more of wind power in Spain

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renewAfrica Initiative: Europe embraces the initiative sponsored by RES4Africa

Endorsers of the renewAfrica Initiative met with European Commission officials in Brussels to outline the master plan for a new financial tool supporting new renewable projects in Africa. The future of Africa is at a crossroads in Brussels. Enel Green Power and other European players in the renewables sector all gathered on January 28 in … Continue reading renewAfrica Initiative: Europe embraces the initiative sponsored by RES4Africa

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Green Label: six Peruvian companies guarantee sustainability

Consumers’ growing attention to environmental sustainability requires companies to be transparent about their production processes and recognized for their sustainable management practices. According to a recent study by Ipsos, consumers have become increasingly aware of and careful about what they buy, selecting companies who’ve taken concrete actions to foster sustainability, but they have trouble distinguishing … Continue reading Green Label: six Peruvian companies guarantee sustainability

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Clean energies are the energy future of Ecuador

Renewable energies such as wind and solar thermal energy are those that produce or obtain energy with minimal or no ecological impact on the environment, during its extraction and generation processes.There are different natural sources for the generation of energy, the most used are: hydraulics, which produces energy thanks to the movement of water, wind … Continue reading Clean energies are the energy future of Ecuador

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