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Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar industry asks for central role in Europe’s green investment plan

January 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Solar representatives have called for the energy source to become one of the beneficiaries of Europe’s new green investment roadmap, presented in Brussels this week. On Tuesday, top European Commission figures revealed a plan that would have Europe channel “at […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

JA Solar unveils plans for new 5GW cell, 10GW module production facilities

January 2, 2020

Via: PV Resources

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has unveiled plans to bolster its output with a new cell manufacturing facility and module production plant. In a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, submitted yesterday, JA Solar said it would […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Renewables’ share of electricity generation surpasses gas for first time in UK

December 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The U.K. saw electricity generation from renewables hit 28.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in the third quarter of 2019, according to figures released Thursday, just bettering gas-generated electricity. The Department of for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Energy Trends publication shows […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter, new figures show

December 12, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Stagnant In 2018, Investments For Renewable Energy Must Run Faster

December 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

At nearly 180 gigawatts, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that net global power generation capacity additions for renewables in 2018 were the same as in 2017. Although this is still a 50% gain from 2012, it is an “unexpected […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

TransAlta Corporation – TransAlta Advances its Clean Energy Investment Plan

November 1, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta” or the “Company”) (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) announced today (10/30) that it has entered into an agreement with Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership #2 to indirectly acquire two 230 MW Siemens F class gas turbines and related equipment […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Risen Energy continues overseas revenue growth as module sales and production ramps

October 30, 2019

Via: PV Resources

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Risen Energy Co has continued to grow revenue in 2019, after shifting module sales and PV project development overseas after the China 531 New Deal in 2018, impacted its business. Risen Energy recently reported […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Huge Battery Investments Drop Energy-Storage Costs Faster Than Expected, Threatening Natural Gas

October 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

The global energy transition is happening faster than the models predicted, according to a report released today by the Rocky Mountain Institute, thanks to massive investments in the advanced-battery technology ecosystem. Previous and planned investments total $150 billion through 2023, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Offshore wind set to be a $1 trillion business by 2040, the IEA says

October 25, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Offshore wind looks set to become a $1 trillion business by 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, with global capacity set for a 15-fold increase. According to the IEA’s Offshore Wind Outlook 2019, last year investment in the […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

What Will It Take to Build Offshore Wind in Oregon?

October 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The wind speeds off the Oregon coast are some of the strongest anywhere. And according to a new study, the cost to harvest that resource using a floating offshore wind farm has dropped by approximately two-thirds since a pilot project […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Google announces US$150m renewables investment package

October 17, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Google says it will spend US$150 million on renewable energy in regions where its products are manufactured, in a move it hopes will galvanise a further US$1.5 billion of investment. The news was revealed by Anna Meegan, head of consumer […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar panel suppliers fixated on power gains, but is the industry really benefiting?

October 17, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Turn back the clock to 2012, and the PV sector had gone through an initial growth-related technology shake-out that can largely be seen today in c-Si technologies having 95% of market-share, and only one viable thin-film supplier (First Solar). After […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Energy firm backed by Warren Buffett to build a $150 million wind farm in Canada

October 16, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Construction work on a 117.6-megawatt (MW) wind farm in the oil-rich province of Alberta, Canada, will start next year. In an announcement Tuesday, BHE Canada — a wholly owned subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy — said the Rattlesnake […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Philippines utility Meralco injects US$8.2 million into 210MW of solar

October 3, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Philippines utility Meralco has sunk PHP424 million (US$8.2 million) of equity funding into its renewables subsidiary, MGreen, to support 210MW of solar projects. The solar projects are estimated to have a total project cost of PHP10.01 billion (US$193 million). The […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Unilever achieves 100% renewable electricity across five continents

September 20, 2019

Via: Energy Global

As far as possible, Unilever’s transition to renewable electricity has been delivered through supporting the development of local renewable energy markets, with 38% of its grid electricity supplied through corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and green electricity tariffs. Where it […]