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A Global Look at Residential Solar Adoption Rates

July 29, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Solar technology is advancing at a rapid rate, making solar easier to adopt. However, there is still a large potential of growth when it comes to the solar market. Looking at global data, solar photovoltaic (PV) generation has steadily increased […]


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Prospects for wind energy in Africa

July 20, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Energy is a strategic factor for economic development. Morocco is still largely dependent on energy imports, more than 90%. To reduce its energy dependence, in 2009, Morocco adopted a strategy to increase the share of renewable energies in the installed […]


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Europe May Need Temporary Coal, Oil Power Increase to Ready for ’Hard’ Winter, IEA Warns

July 18, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

European leaders should minimize gas use in the power sector and temporarily ramp up coal- and oil-fired generation while accelerating low-carbon sources to guard against energy market turmoil that has grown “especially perilous,” the head of the International Energy Agency […]


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European Council reaches agreement on its Renewable Energy Directive, includes faster permitting for renewable projects

June 28, 2022

Via: PV Resources

The European Council (EC) yesterday reached an agreement on a revision to its Renewable Energy Directive (RED) as part of its ‘Fit for 55’ package that has increased its renewables targets and called for accelerated permitting for clean energy projects. […]


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Is Carbon Management the Key to Reaching Net Zero?

May 23, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions last year announced plans to develop a new carbon capture and storage project across the Midwest. The project seeks to capture carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise would be emitted into the atmosphere from biorefineries, such as […]


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IRENA Members Advance Global Agenda on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

May 4, 2022

Via: IRENA

The world will need to manage more seismic shifts in the global energy system, including a quadrupling of renewable power capacity by 2030, to forge a pathway toward the 1.5°C goal, said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera at the opening […]


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Energy-thirsty Bitcoin miners seek ways to dump fossil fuels

April 26, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

For the past year a company that “mines” cryptocurrency had what seemed the ideal location for its thousands of power-thirsty computers working around the clock to verify bitcoin transactions: the grounds of a coal-fired power plant in rural Montana. But […]


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Scorecard ranks countries on energy efficiency⁠: Who’s ahead of 10th place U.S.?

April 8, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands all ranked as the world’s most energy-efficient countries, according to a report card from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The U.S. ranked 10th. The report card, ACEEE’s first since 2018 […]


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Repowering Provides New Purpose for Existing Plants

March 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Repowering is occurring in both thermal and renewable power plants, as new technologies make older facilities new again. The practice involves replacing aging generating units at thermal plants with new, higher-capacity turbines, or retrofitting a renewable energy site with more […]


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Ensuring a just green energy transition in emerging economies

December 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Emerging economy countries face the undeniably huge task to transition their economies to be cleaner and more sustainable. This transition, however, will impact jobs in fossil fuel-based energy production and could, if not considered from a social perspective, negatively impact […]


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Financing renewable energy in developing economies

December 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

In 2015 at the United Nations Assembly, 17 Sustainable Development Goals were established. The purpose of the Sustainable Development Goals is to make sure that everyone has a better and sustainable future. One of them was coined SDG7 and aims […]


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Initiative to create ‘world’s first’ transnational solar grid network formed at COP26

November 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

At the United Nations COP26 climate summit that began this week, 80 countries endorsed plans for the world’s first transnational solar power network, led by the UK and India. The Green Grids Initiative seeks to connect 140 countries to clean, […]


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Cooperation Needed to Drive Energy Transition

October 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The decarbonization of our global economies is a must to arrest climate change and create a sustainable future for everyone. Yet, the transition off fossil fuels to a more sustainable economic foundation will be rocky. Recent events underscore both the […]


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Immediate grid upgrades needed to support global renewables deployment – EY

October 12, 2021

Via: PV Resources

The investment required to upgrade and expand transmission infrastructure across the world will be a key challenge as more renewables come online, consultancy EY has warned. While the “conditions are ripe for rapid growth” in renewables generation around the world, […]


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IRENA and the IPHE Forge Ties to Build a Green Hydrogen Economy Globally

October 5, 2021

Via: IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on issues of mutual interest that will advance green hydrogen production, transmission, […]


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Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar?

July 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging. For example, despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, […]


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Renewable baseload is eroding the value of coal, improving energy independence

June 23, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Major system-wide benefits are obtainable for European power producers that quickly replace coal with renewable energy, from avoiding fuel and carbon costs to new power export opportunities. This was the conclusion of a modelling exercise by the Finish technology group […]


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Albania’s first floating solar plant starts commercial operations

June 9, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-MW Banja hydropower plant. After the successful completion of the first floating solar unit and connection to the grid, the plant is now generating renewable […]


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More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

April 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In parallel to the internet technology revolution there is another revolution taking place: the power generation industry is fast decarbonizing, moving inexorably from fossil fuels to low carbon sources; maintaining, or even improving, efficiency and reliability even as the leading […]


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Global wind industry reached nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity in 2020

March 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

According to recent analysis by BloombergNEF, in last year’s record-setting year, the wind market commissioned nearly 100 gigawatts (GW) of new build in 2020. Undeterred by COVID-19, installations grew 59% year-on-year. Developers commissioned 96.3 GW of wind turbines globally in […]