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Suntech and Gunkul Engineering collaborate on 63 MW of photovoltaic solar energy projects in Thailand

Suntech has announced today that it will supply approximately 63 megawatts (MW) of solar panels to 8 separate Gunkul Engineering projects being constructed across Thailand. The projects are expected to be grid connected and operational by the end of 2015. “Suntech has shipped more than 260MW of panels to various projects throughout Thailand. Working side-by-side, … Continue reading Suntech and Gunkul Engineering collaborate on 63 MW of photovoltaic solar energy projects in Thailand

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Potential of renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan exceeds 12,000 megawatts

Wind energy accounts for 4,500 megawatts, biomass – 1,500 megawatts, geothermal energy – 800 megawatts, and the remaining 350 megawatts from small hydro power plants. Despite the fact, that solar power is most profitable in comparison with other alternative resources in Azerbaijan now, the difference between solar and wind energy is not drastic. Moreover, a … Continue reading Potential of renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan exceeds 12,000 megawatts

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California’s wind energy production remains on target

Contrary to the claims of a few media outlets that there is “a serious problem” with low wind energy production in California and other Western states during the first months of 2015, wind levels during this time were not outside of normal variations. Wind generation seasonal patterns by region (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) It … Continue reading California’s wind energy production remains on target

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U.S. Renewable Energy use highest since 1930s

Renewable energy use in the United States hit its highest level last year since the 1930s. The country used green energy to meet 9.8% of its total energy needs, the Energy Information Administration reported Thursday. Total energy includes power used for homes, buildings, industry, vehicles and other uses.   It was the highest percent of … Continue reading U.S. Renewable Energy use highest since 1930s

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Tesla and Gaelectric to Introduce Tesla Battery Storage to Ireland

Gaelectric and Tesla today announced the purchase and planned deployment of Tesla Energy’s first battery power utility-scale project in Ireland. The two companies are collaborating to develop a pipeline of multiple battery projects to build new transmission system services required to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. The initial … Continue reading Tesla and Gaelectric to Introduce Tesla Battery Storage to Ireland

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EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan

Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as states and utilities develop plans to cost-effectively reduce carbon pollution to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan, according to new economic analysis from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a nonpartisan branch of the Department of Energy (DOE). EIA’s analysis modeled a range of options for … Continue reading EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan

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Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

In a business and climate conference on Thursday, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi ruled out the possibility of reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the short run. In recent times, environmentalists have expressed concerns regarding carbon emissions and are hence urging companies to use more environmental-friendly forms of energy.   According to Mr. Naimi, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

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GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

This week, at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2015 conference and exhibition, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 3 (WWSIS-3). The study, a collaborative effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and GE, showed that, with the use of good, … Continue reading GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

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Renewable energy, wind power and solar energy, seen generating one million jobs in India

The renewable energy sector, a particular focus of attention for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has generated 400,000 jobs till 2014, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   The sector could generate a million jobs by 2022, if the government reaches its goal of 100 giga watts (GW) of solar … Continue reading Renewable energy, wind power and solar energy, seen generating one million jobs in India

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Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

The contract for the 50MW Harweel wind power project in Dhofar will be awarded by Q3 this year, Khalil al Mantheri, renewable energy section head in the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) has said.     He was speaking at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition and Conference 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

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Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

The IRENA report has suggested that Djibouti tap into geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources to generate more electricity.   In the report titled Djibouti Renewable Readiness Assessment, the target could be achieved by shifting focus to geothermal, wind and solar, in addition to strengthening the existing interconnection with the Ethiopian power grid … Continue reading Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

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Wind power and solar energy in Chile

High solar exposure and strong winds, but also market openness, guarantees on long-term investments, economic and political stability and ambitious low carbon generation targets through non-traditional renewable sources. Chile is one of the most dynamic and promising countries in Latin America as regards green energy. A new plant entered into service and the construction of … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy in Chile

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Electric Vehicles Market Set for Big Boost as Li-ion Battery Costs Hit $172/kWh in 2025

Best-in-class players such as Panasonic-Tesla will achieve 35% reductions over the next decade, while others could lag at over $229/kWh, according to Lux Research.  The electric vehicle opportunity is set to expand, as leading battery developers like Panasonic drive down prices of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs by 35% to $172/kWh in 2025, according to Lux … Continue reading Electric Vehicles Market Set for Big Boost as Li-ion Battery Costs Hit $172/kWh in 2025

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EU leads world in total renewable generation, clean tech IPOs, wind energy patents

In advance of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) a new report for the first time analyses and ranks the economic and energy performance of the world’s 50 largest GHG emitting nations.   Next 10’s Green Innovation Index, International Edition charts country GDP, emissions, energy productivity, renewable energy generation, clean tech investments and other key … Continue reading EU leads world in total renewable generation, clean tech IPOs, wind energy patents

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Renewable Energy Target in Australia: 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy

Under the new deal, the RET – which was a bipartisan commitment of five  per cent clean energy by 2020 – will be cut from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy by the end of the decade.   After more than … Continue reading Renewable Energy Target in Australia: 33,000 gigawatt hours which equates to about 24 per cent of wind power and solar energy

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Yemen turn to solar power out of necessity

Since launching his small solar business a couple of years ago in Sanaa, Emad Adel al-Sakkaf has tried to get people excited about alternative energy sources. It has been a challenge for him. Yemen’s populace has little disposable income to invest in such projects and government policies have maintained a status quo of dependency on fossil … Continue reading Yemen turn to solar power out of necessity

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The Great Transition to Renewable Energy, Solar Power and Wind energy

The global transition to clean, renewable energy and away from nuclear and fossils is well under way, with remarkable developments happening every day. The Great Transition by Lester Brown, Janet Larsen, Matt Roney, and Emily Adams lays out a tremendous range of these developments – here are seven that may surprise you.     1. … Continue reading The Great Transition to Renewable Energy, Solar Power and Wind energy

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Geothermal energy capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years

Geothermal power’s global electricity capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years, while its power for direct uses has increased by 45%. Geothermal energy also drives employment – 34,000 new jobs each year across the world – businesses and local areas, as shown by Enel Green Power and Tuscany.   Geothermal power keeps … Continue reading Geothermal energy capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years

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Punjab targets 1,000 MW solar energy by 2017

The Punjab government is targeting solar power generation of 1,000 MW by 2017 with a major investment in this sector coming from Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), a minister said on Tuesday. “Renewable energy is fast emerging as ‘sun-rising’ sector for NRIs due to investor friendly unique policies of Punjab with more than Rs.1,500 crore worth of … Continue reading Punjab targets 1,000 MW solar energy by 2017

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Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First 100% Renewable Energy Requirement

Hawaii lawmakers voted 74-2 this week to pass the nation’s first 100% renewable energy requirement. The measure, House Bill 623, makes Hawaii a global leader in renewable energy policy by requiring that 100% of the islands’ electricity must be generated from renewable energy resources–such as wind energy, solar power, and geothermal energy-no later than 2045. … Continue reading Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First 100% Renewable Energy Requirement

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