Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydropower, Off-Grid, Solar, Wind Power

REview2002 – Renewable Energy Worldwide

This is the final installment of our comprehensive look back on the news that shaped the Renewable Energy industry in 2002 – REview2002. Today, we focus on Worldwide Renewable Energy news.

Shell Renewables Brings Solar to Philippines Manila, Philippines April 3, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The Investment Coordination Committee of the Philippines has approved the proposed P500-million Solar Home Systems Distribution Project that would provide electricity for selected off-grid areas in the country. Click for Full StoryBP Solar Expands Australian Facility Sydney, Australia – November 20, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] BP Solar has put the finishing touches on their expanded solar plant in Australia. The addition of new automated production machinery worth some US$12 million to the hi-tech factory will result in production increasing by 40 percent to an annual output of 35 MW. Click for Full StoryFund Grants Millions for Clean Tech Ottawa, Canada – November 22, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a CAN$100 million (US$63 million) fund for the demonstration and commercialization of sustainable development technologies, has approved funding for 8 projects totaling CAN$6.61 million (US$4.19 million). These funds are leveraged by an additional CAN$42.4 million (US$26.8 million) from the consortia. Click for Full StoryUganda Plan Calls for 2,000 Off-Grid Solar Systems Kampala, Uganda March 1, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Government officials in Uganda have embarked on an initiative to promote the use of energy sources other than hydroelectric power. Click for Full StoryWind Power Surges Around the World Washington, D.C. February 4, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] A dramatic one-year gain of 5,500 MW or 31 percent in world wind power generation emerges in preliminary figures from the Earth Policy Institute. Click for Full Story