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Endesa will build its largest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant with battery storage in the Canary Islands at the Barranco de Tirajana plant

The eight hectares that the facility will occupy will be capable of supplying more than three thousand homes and will be on the free land within the Barranco de Tirajana Power Plant.The eligible investment amounts to 11.5 million euros, of which 5.6 million correspond to the Next Generation funds of the European Union.The solar park … Continue reading Endesa will build its largest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant with battery storage in the Canary Islands at the Barranco de Tirajana plant

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Vattenfall’s largest land-based wind power project receives environmental permit

The adjacent Norrbäck and Pauträsk wind project, which together make up Vattenfall’s largest land-based wind power project to date, have received a final environmental permit. This means that Vattenfall now has the necessary permits for the plans for a wind farm with up to 111 wind turbines and a maximum output of 530 MW, which … Continue reading Vattenfall’s largest land-based wind power project receives environmental permit

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China seeks win-win for economic growth, carbon reduction

Sun Tao, an environmentalist from Yangzhong in east China’s Jiangsu Province, has made a conscious decision to charge his electric car at a parking lot near his home that offers green charging services. The 180-square-meter car park, part of a local microgrid project, is equipped with photovoltaic panels and energy storage facilities. The green electricity … Continue reading China seeks win-win for economic growth, carbon reduction

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The success story of the value chain of the Spanish wind energy sector, reflected in the Catalog of the Spanish Wind Industry

Wind companies come together to form part of the Catalog of the Spanish Wind Industry, showing the capabilities in each of the links in the value chain. In collaboration with ICEX Spain, this initiative aims to show the industrial and technological capacity of the Spanish wind sector. The Wind Business Association (AEE) presents a new … Continue reading The success story of the value chain of the Spanish wind energy sector, reflected in the Catalog of the Spanish Wind Industry

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In 2023, Spain puts into service the highest number of installed solar photovoltaic power in its history, 5,594 new MW

Spain breaks records by incorporating 5,594 new MW of installed solar photovoltaic power connected to the grid, 28% more than in 2022. With this boost, renewable generation grew by 15.1% in 2023 and managed to represent 50.3% of electricity production at the national level. 2023 has also been the year with the lowest CO2 equivalent … Continue reading In 2023, Spain puts into service the highest number of installed solar photovoltaic power in its history, 5,594 new MW

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Expansion of onshore wind energy: RWE secures 800 megawatts of capacity from Nordex

On the occasion of the WindEurope conference in Bilbao, RWE and Nordex signed a multi-year contract for the supply of wind turbines with a total capacity of 800 megawatts (MW). Over the next two and a half years, RWE will purchase around 120 wind turbines from Nordex for its European markets. Both companies have many … Continue reading Expansion of onshore wind energy: RWE secures 800 megawatts of capacity from Nordex

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Spanish Government and wind industry sign Spanish Wind Charter at WindEurope 2024 in Bilbao

At WindEurope’s Annual Event 2024 in Bilbao, Spain’s Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge Teresa Ribera, the President of the Spanish Wind Energy Association Juan Diego Díaz today signed the ‘Spanish Wind Charter’. The Charter identifies actions to accelerate the expansion of wind energy in Spain – and to maximise its social … Continue reading Spanish Government and wind industry sign Spanish Wind Charter at WindEurope 2024 in Bilbao

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Photovoltaic (PV), a new turning point for Algeria

Algeria’s National Electricity and Gas company (Sonelgaz), through its subsidiary Sonelgaz-EnR, has just signed concession agreements with several local and transnational companies for the financing, construction and operation of 3,000 MW of photovoltaic solar energy. A decisive turning point for this North African country dependent on fossil fuels. Is Algeria ready to embark on its … Continue reading Photovoltaic (PV), a new turning point for Algeria

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Jobs, nature protection, energy security, local communities – WindEurope Annual Event in Bilbao showcases the ‘value of wind’

From 20-22 March more than 12,000 people gather in Bilbao for the WindEurope Annual Event 2024. This comes at a time of growing optimism for Europe’s wind industry. Investments in new wind farms are up. Auction volumes are at record levels. More permits are coming through. The supply chain is returning to profit. Government action … Continue reading Jobs, nature protection, energy security, local communities – WindEurope Annual Event in Bilbao showcases the ‘value of wind’

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76% of Africa’s energy could come from photovoltaics and wind energy by 2040

Over half of Africa’s people – about 600 million – lack access to even the bare minimum of electricity. The tough question to answer is how access can be extended without adding to global warming by relying on fossil fuels. We – a team from Rwanda and Germany who work in the field of renewable … Continue reading 76% of Africa’s energy could come from photovoltaics and wind energy by 2040

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Wind Turbine Order Surges to New Heights in 2023, Reaching 155 GW

Global wind turbine order intake has soared to unprecedented levels in 2023, registering 155 gigawatts (GW) procured for the year. This marks a notable increase of 16 GW in terms of wind turbine order compared to the previous year, according to findings from Wood Mackenzie’s ‘Global wind turbine order analysis: Q1 2024’ report. The surge … Continue reading Wind Turbine Order Surges to New Heights in 2023, Reaching 155 GW

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Spain wastes 2.1 billion in photovoltaic and wind energy due to lack of demand and networks

Last year, Spain added a renewable generation capacity of 8,400 megawatts to its electricity grid, made up of 5,899 megawatts of wind and photovoltaic energy, and around 2,500 photovoltaic megawatts for self-consumption. This dynamism in the renewable sector has not been accompanied by similar growth in grid infrastructure, resulting in areas where local grids lack … Continue reading Spain wastes 2.1 billion in photovoltaic and wind energy due to lack of demand and networks

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Iberdrola tests Antecursor II robot at its Villarino photovoltaic plant

Iberdrola and Arbórea Intellbird, the Spanish based technology company that created Arachnocopter and Antecursor I, are working at the Villarino solar plant (Salamanca), which is already operating at full capacity, with the robot Antecursor II*. It is capable of remotely and sustainably managing the photovoltaic plants. This novel robot operates autonomously anywhere in the world thanks to … Continue reading Iberdrola tests Antecursor II robot at its Villarino photovoltaic plant

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Photovoltaic production chain costs fall in the international market

The price was reduced due to high production planning and increased inventories. InfoLink Consulting’s weekly newsletter on the behavior of costs in the photovoltaic production chain records the drop in wafer prices, with emphasis on 210 mm Type P, which fell 3.4% in the last week: from US$ 0.349 to US$ 0.337 per piece. The … Continue reading Photovoltaic production chain costs fall in the international market

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BayWa r.e. installs its largest onshore wind farm in Europe in Zaragoza with photovoltaic

The wind power plant is part of the Rueda Sur Cluster, a pioneering project in terms of innovation that combines the simultaneous construction of three wind energy plants (135 MW) and two photovoltaic plants (53 MW), with an installed power of 188 MW. It will be located in the municipalities of Épila, Lumpiaque and Rueda … Continue reading BayWa r.e. installs its largest onshore wind farm in Europe in Zaragoza with photovoltaic

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Why upgrading the international renewables classifications is crucial to the energy transitions

The energy systems today are more complex than ever. Countries are using more renewable energy solutions to move away from fossil fuels as the main source of energy in many contexts. This is good news for a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. But as the shift takes place, a few issues emerge in keeping … Continue reading Why upgrading the international renewables classifications is crucial to the energy transitions

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Glossary: Common Photovoltaic Solar Terms and Their Meanings

Term Definition AC Coupled AC coupled refers to connecting solar panels or batteries to the existing AC grid through an inverter, allowing for flexible energy management and potential grid independence but often requiring additional equipment and expertise compared to DC (direct current) coupled systems. Read more > AC (Alternating Current) Alternating Current: An electric current … Continue reading Glossary: Common Photovoltaic Solar Terms and Their Meanings

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Grid interconnection milestone for New York’s Empire Wind 1 project

Equinor today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved on March 1 the Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) executed between the company’s Empire Wind 1 project, New York ISO (NYISO) and Consolidated Edison Company of New York. The announcement marks the first FERC approval for any offshore wind project to connect directly into … Continue reading Grid interconnection milestone for New York’s Empire Wind 1 project

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Advances in photovoltaics, wind power and hydraulics in Pakistan

Pakistan, a country with a growing population and increasing energy demand, has made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to meet its energy needs.The nation, known for its rich solar and wind resources, has been harnessing these abundant natural elements to transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. First, let’s talk about the … Continue reading Advances in photovoltaics, wind power and hydraulics in Pakistan

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Brazil reaches 40 GW of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, says Absolar

Brazil has just surpassed the historical mark of 40 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic solar energy capacity, the Brazilian Solar Energy Association (Absolar) informed Broadcast (real-time news system of the State Group). The volume includes large solar plants and own energy generation systems on roofs, facades and small plots of land. According to the entity’s … Continue reading Brazil reaches 40 GW of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, says Absolar

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