Solar

In the past few years, the large-scale deployment of solar power has faced a range of challenges.  Ambitious price targets set a high bar, with rapid technological advances needed to meet these expectations. However, the industry has excelled, with installations of solar panels set to reach a record high this year. According to recent research...
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With an average of 300 days of sun per year, the present and future of clean energies in Spain are focused undoubtedly on solar energy. By installing over 4GW of capacity in 2019 (14 times more than in 2018), Spain will lead the solar market in Europe this year, a landmark that illustrates the solar...
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At a conference put on by the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) on October 30, a panel of energy suppliers discussed and debated the best way to advance renewable energy in the state of Connecticut and the entire U.S. States, cities, towns and companies across America are setting aggressive clean energy and/or zero-carbon emission...
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Saudi Arabian energy and water company ACWA Power has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with the Egyptian government to develop, finance, construct and operate the 200 MW Kom Ombo photovoltaic plant. Construction is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2021, and once operational, the plant will provide the power to 130,000 households. The...
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There’s nothing like seeing it for yourself. Can we get a witness? In fact, you can witness it for yourself at POWERGEN International. POWERGEN, happening November 19-21 in New Orleans, will offer more than 80 sessions of indoor content at the Morial Convention Center. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to get outside and see power generation at...
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By Thomas Gualtieri, Bloomberg A Spanish photovoltaic energy developer is planning to install 3,325 megawatts of capacity by the end of 2023 with no support from public funding, taking advantage of a boom in the country’s solar market. Madrid-based Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA’s projects “are completely subsidy-free and can compete in the market with...
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Project financier EBRD announced that the largest solar project in the world, Benban, is now operational. The project extends over 37 square km (almost 15 square miles) in the Egyptian desert and has a capacity of 1.5 GW according to the bank. In 2017, the EBRD took a major step forward to support the rollout of...
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James Thornhill, Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc will invest in three new wind and solar projects as it moves toward a goal of meeting 80% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2024, and 100% by 2030. The company has entered the U.K.’s largest corporate wind power purchase agreement as part of its backing for the...
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The Circular on the Budget of the Central Government Fund for 2019 released by Ministry of Finance of China reveals that the budget for additional income from electricity prices for renewable energy in 2019 was 83.5 billion yuan (approx. US$11.8 billion), an increase of 4.89 billion yuan (approx. US$690 million), or 6.2 percent from the...