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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewables reach 23% of European Union energy consumption after ‘paradigm shift’

October 16, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The EU is on track to achieve between 22.8% to 23.1% renewables in gross final energy consumption in 2020 as the continent experiences a “clear paradigm shift” towards solar and wind. That’s according to the European Commission (EC), which this […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar key part of decarbonising EU building stock

October 16, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The European Commission has unveiled its Renovation Wave strategy, and published its annual State of the Energy Union, accompanied by a series of documents, including the annual Renewable Energy Progress Report, the Report on Energy Prices and Costs in Europe, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Adani Green-Total joint venture reaches more than 2.3GW of operating solar

October 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A newly formed joint venture (JV) between Adani Green Energy and Total has increased its operating solar portfolio to 2,353MW after securing additional assets in India. The JV, known as Adani Green Energy Twenty Three, has been transferred 205MW of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Soltec plans €150m IPO to capitalise on solar’s growth trajectory

October 7, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Spanish solar tracker manufacturer Soltec has unveiled plans to raise up to €150 million through an initial public offering to take aim at solar’s continued growth trajectory worldwide. According to an intent to file (ITF) document seen by PV Tech, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The Wind Sector Trend Helping to Minimize Bird Deaths

October 1, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The trend toward ever-more-colossal turbines is not only cutting the cost of wind energy but could also deliver another important benefit: fewer bird deaths. Although there are numerous complex factors behind wind-farm-related bird mortality, one key feature of current collision […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Is solar ready for the high-power era?

September 29, 2020

Via: PV Resources

There can be no questioning the pace of technological evolution in solar PV, but recent advancements have caught even the most optimistic of industry stakeholders by surprise. Not long ago, solar modules with outputs of up to 450W hit the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

From the Lab: The Energy Transition Needs Perovskite PV and Alternative Storage

September 25, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The energy sector is making progress toward low- or zero-carbon generation. But even with recent technology developments and corporate and municipal action to deploy renewables, we still have a long way to go, and there is much debate about the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Reaching energy and climate goals demands a scaling up of clean energy technologies

September 15, 2020

Via: Energy Global

With global carbon emissions at unacceptably high levels, structural changes to the energy system are required to achieve the rapid and lasting decline in emissions called for by the world’s shared climate targets. The IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 – […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Nearly half of new power generation capacity constructed in 2019 was solar – BNEF

September 2, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Driven by declining module costs, solar was by far the world’s leading power-generating technology installed in 2019, making up 45% of new capacity. That is according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF), which revealed a record 118GW of new […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How dangerous are burning electric cars?

September 1, 2020

Via: Science Daily Energy

There’ s a loud bang, and then it starts: A battery module of an electric car is on fire in the Hagerbach test tunnel. A video of the test impressively shows the energy stored in such batteries: Meter-long flames hiss […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower

August 24, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The National Hydropower Association designated Monday, August 24, 2020, National Hydropower Day in the U.S. In honor of the occasion, POWER is highlighting a variety of things many people may not know about hydropower. 1. The First Electricity Generated in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Is Solar Thermal a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

August 19, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

Decarbonizing industrial processes running 24/7 at temperatures above the limits of heat pumps and at costs on par with natural gas is hard. Though much energy consumption can be electrified, the IEA still predicts industrial process heat to be liable […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar and wind produce record 10% of global electricity

August 13, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Solar and wind generated a record 9.8% of global electricity during the first six months of 2020, but further gains are needed if Paris Agreement targets are to be met, a new report has said. Generation from both renewable energy […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SunPower rides out Q2 storm to beat revenue and shipment guidance

August 6, 2020

Via: PV Resources

SunPower exceeded its previous guidance for both revenue and shipments in Q2, capitalising on what it said was improving demand for distributed generation. The company recorded shipments of 464MW in the second quarter, higher than the forecasted 340-400MW amount. That […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SolarEdge, Enphase Hit by Sharp Slowdown in Solar Installations During Pandemic’s Depths

August 5, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar inverter rivals SolarEdge and Enphase faced the same headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with both companies reporting a downturn in Q2 revenues. However, both companies also laid out plans for capturing a chunk of […]