Category Archives: Other renewables

AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of ZAR3bn ($221m) to the 100MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project, which is expected to improve South Africa’s energy mix and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. The solar power project, located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, is … Continue reading AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

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Onshore wind energy performs well in Danish multi-technology auction

Onshore wind power secured 165 MW in this week’s multi-technology auction in Denmark. The auction was open to near-shore wind energy, solar PV and onshore wind. It was oversubscribed with 17 projects amounting to 540 MW competing for a budget of €34 million.   From the 6 winners, the 3 cheapest bidders were onshore wind farm … Continue reading Onshore wind energy performs well in Danish multi-technology auction

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Historic interconnector linking Britain and Belgium: ’a major boost for offshore wind energy in the North Sea’

On 4 December WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in an event celebrating the commissioning of the NEMO interconnection link between Great Britain and Belgium. The event, co-organised by Transmission System Operators Elia (Belgium) and National Grid (UK) marks the inauguration of a project that could revolutionise how Europe sources its energy. The Nemo Link interconnector … Continue reading Historic interconnector linking Britain and Belgium: ’a major boost for offshore wind energy in the North Sea’

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Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

Ilanga CSP1, South Africa’s first 100% black developed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant achieves Commercial Operation Date (COD). Ilanga CSP1 is a truly transformation project that was conceived and developed by a 100% black developer (Emvelo). Its two top executives (CEO & CFO) are black females, two-thirds of its board members are black and … Continue reading Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

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Sri Lanka to construct 60MW wind energy and 150MW solar power plants

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved the procurement process for a policy framework for the construction of solar energy and wind power plants in the island. A 60 Mwt wind power plant and 150 Mwt solar power plant will be connected to the national grid by 2020. The proposal was presented by Dr. Ranjith … Continue reading Sri Lanka to construct 60MW wind energy and 150MW solar power plants

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In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries ensuring that their Independent Power Producers (IPPs) receive protection against payment risks that often contribute to their failure. The Facility supports small and mid-scale renewable energy IPPs (from 50 to 100MW) in sub-Saharan Africa by helping these projects … Continue reading In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

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Global companies call for a minimum carbon price

To complement the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), a group of companies propose the introduction of a European or regional carbon price floor in the power sector and minimum carbon pricing for transport and buildings. Predictable and consistent carbon price signals are widely considered the most cost-effective way to stimulate climate friendly decision-making by … Continue reading Global companies call for a minimum carbon price

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The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have reached a critical milestone in the construction project of Kathu Solar Park. Namely, the successful synchronization was achieved on 18 November, electric power was generated and transferred on the National grid complying with all expected parameters to ensure the supply of power starts and end users can consume reliable energy … Continue reading The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

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Enel plans to invest in 11.6 GW of renewable energy capacity

Enel, a manufacturer and distributor of gas & electricity, has reportedly publicized its plans to invest €10.6 billion in the coming three years in the production of 11.6 GW of renewable energy, comprising 6.1 GW of wind energy and about 7 GW of thermal energy. In a corporate presentation describing its 2019-2021 business plan, Enel … Continue reading Enel plans to invest in 11.6 GW of renewable energy capacity

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Google invests $700 million in Danish data center, secures wind power

Google will invest almost $700 million in a Danish data center powered by the abundant green energy that underpins power- intensive companies’ interest in the Nordic region. Google also said it would sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the new Danish data center to ensure it is powered by renewable energy. The Nordic countries, … Continue reading Google invests $700 million in Danish data center, secures wind power

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Who provide equipment and services to China Concentrated Solar Power plants?

Around 10 commercial Concentrated Solar Power projects are now under development and construction in China, and some biddings for systems and components & materials purchasing had been completed and winners announced. CSP Focus has been keeping tracking on the biddings, and generating report on the results. Taking an overview on the vendors’ list, both Chinese … Continue reading Who provide equipment and services to China Concentrated Solar Power plants?

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European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

The European Parliament today gave its final approval for a binding EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% for 2030. The Parliament cast its final vote of adoption on the Renewable Energy Directive and Governance Regulation, two key parts of Europe’s Clean Energy Package that sets the EU legal framework for renewables up to 2030. Today … Continue reading European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power is essential in the energy transition

The solar thermal is the most competitive alternative to generate electricity from the sun, complementing the photovoltaic and avoiding CO2 emissions. The new solar power must be a combination of photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal to overcome the EU’s objectives of renewable and decarbonisation by 2030, with a cost of less than 5 c € … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power is essential in the energy transition

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Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

Like everything in Texas, wind power is super-sized in the Lone Star State. Texas has more installed wind capacity than the Oklahoma, Iowa and California combined, the states occupying slots two through four on America’s wind leader board. In fact, only four countries in the entire world have built more wind than Texas. Now, a … Continue reading Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

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Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

The consortium formed by SENER and SEPCO III has completed the reliability test for the 150-MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power plant. It is one more step in the start-up of the facility, which is nearing commercial operation and final delivery to the client. With this reliability test, which ran for ten straight days, … Continue reading Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

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Kazakh government will allocate 1 GW of renewable energy generation capacity, including 620 MW of wind power

Kazakhstan announced its plan to make maximum use of renewable energy sources. Overall, new auctions launched by the Kazakh government will allocate 1 GW of renewable energy generation capacity, including 620 MW of wind power plants. Trenders are open to all parties, regardless of their citizenship and nationality. In this May, Sky Power and The … Continue reading Kazakh government will allocate 1 GW of renewable energy generation capacity, including 620 MW of wind power

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park adds 250MW to its 4th phase to reach 950MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an amendment to the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The amendment includes adding 250MW of photovoltaic solar panels, at a cost of 2.4 US cents per … Continue reading Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park adds 250MW to its 4th phase to reach 950MW

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Dominion Energy Moving Swiftly Toward Renewable Energy Goal

The company has already taken several steps in the three months since announcing the goal: Surveying non-residential customers about their renewable energy needs Seeking bids for up to 500 megawatts of solar and onshore wind Requesting approval for 240 megawatts of solar generation in Virginia Receiving approval for a Community Solar Pilot for residential, commercial, … Continue reading Dominion Energy Moving Swiftly Toward Renewable Energy Goal

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Egypt aims to produce 5,651 MW of renewable energy by 2022

For the wind energy under-implementation projects, Al-Khayat said that they include a wind farm in Jabal Al-Zayt with a capacity of 120 MW, and another wind turbines plant in the Gulf of Suez under the build, own, operate (BOO) scheme. The total capacity of wind energy projects under study amounted to 700 MW, including 250 … Continue reading Egypt aims to produce 5,651 MW of renewable energy by 2022

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SolarReserve Receives $2.0 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance American Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power Technology

SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, announced it was selected to receive a $2.0 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) research and development. With energy storage technology that can store the heat generated … Continue reading SolarReserve Receives $2.0 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance American Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power Technology

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