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Record low solar tariff in India puts thermal and wind power on notice

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6 mentions1 month ago
The Rewa 750MW solar tender in Madhya Pradesh, India, saw tariffs plunge to a record low of INR 2.97/kWh (US$0.044) after a lengthy online auction. Acme Solar, Mahindra Renewables and ...

​Amazon turns warehouse roofs into solar power stations

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
The solar bug has bitten Amazon. The e-commerce behemoth said Thursday it's installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment centers this year, enough to generate up to 41 megawatts of power,

Saudi Arabia launches 300MW solar power tender

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5 mentions1 month ago
Saudi Arabia has launched the first stage of a 300MW solar power tender. The process is being managed by the ministry of energy, industry and mineral resources through a new ...

Early stage solar and wind grid integration ‘requires little extra effort’

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4 mentions1 week ago
In a manual directly aimed at policy makers, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has sought to debunk various myths about integrating wind and solar to the grid, while also providing ...

The great solar power scam

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3 mentions1 month ago
Most of us have had the nasty experience of opening up a power bill that's more expensive than you expected. But imagine how bizarre and frustrating this is for those ...

The state of residential solar power

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17 mentions2 months ago
Don't panic, but we will need to generate approximately 15TW of usable energy from renewable (carbon-neutral) sources by 2050 in order to stabilize the atmospheric CO2 concentration. And purely in ...

Canadian province issues 40MW renewable energy tender

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5 mentions4 weeks ago
The Canadian province of New Brunswick has issued a request for expressions of interest in a new 40MW tender of renewable energy, according to utility NB Power. Technologies eligible for ...

Mainstream Renewable Power gets environmental permit for 245MW Chile solar plant

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3 mentions1 month ago
Mainstream Renewable Power has received environmental approval to develop a 245MW solar plant in Chile, from the South American country’s Environmental Assessment Service. The Escondido Solar PV facility, to be ...

France adopts law for self-consumption of renewable energy

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5 mentions1 month ago
The French parliament has adopted a draft law on self-consumption of electricity from renewable energy sources. The law proposed back in July 2016 provides a legal framework for self-consumption of ...

Tata Power Renewable Energy crosses 10.5GW solar with 15MW installation

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6 mentions4 weeks ago
India’s largest renewables company Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), has crossed the 10.5GW solar deployment mark with a 15MW installation in the state of Telangana. TPREL, a subsidiary of Tata ...

Movers & Shakers: NRG Energy, Etrion, Neo Solar Power, CleanMax and more

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4 mentions1 month ago
Princeton, New Jersey-based NRG Energy is reportedly exiting the residential solar business and ceasing its vertical integration operations. The home solar unit, known as NRG Home Solar, will be downsized ...

India reaches 50GW of renewable energy installations

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10 mentions1 month ago
On its way to a targeted 175GW of renewable energy installations by 2022, India has now surpassed 50GW of deployment, according to data from the Ministry of New and Renewable ...

Record solar, wind “save” NSW consumers as coal, gas went missing

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2 mentions1 month ago
Oh, the irony. NSW is one of the most coal-dependent states in Australia, with renewable energy contributing less than 10 per cent to its electricity mix on average. Over the ...

How drones are helping design the solar power plants of the future

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41 mentions3 weeks ago
At the edge of a plot of muddy farmland, a few miles down the road from the University of California at Davis, an engineer takes a few quick steps across ...

Rooftop Solar Australia's Largest Renewable Energy Employer

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2 mentions6 days ago
A new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the equivalent of 5,570 workers were directly employed full-time in the nation’s rooftop solar sector in 2015/16. While the bigger ...

Coalition not interested in coal, just stopping new wind and solar

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5 mentions1 month ago
The Government isn’t really interested in funding new coal fired power stations, it wants to destroy investment in renewable energy and the agencies responsible for driving the transition away from ...

Solar Power Helps Save The Day In South Australia

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Blackouts were averted in SA on Friday after an incident that saw more than 600MW of electricity generation capacity suddenly lost – just as Adelaide was welcoming the start of ...

ANU: Wind, solar and hydro grid cheapest option for Australia

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9 mentions4 weeks ago
A new study by energy experts from the Australian National University suggests that a 100 per cent renewable energy electricity grid – with 90 per cent of power coming from ...

The Solar Power Industry Keeps Adding Jobs

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8 mentions1 month ago
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Here comes the sun: solar power finance for the 21st century

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6 mentions5 days ago
Solar power, along with other renewables, needs better access to finance if it is to meet its potential as a facilitator of decarbonisation and climate change mitigation. But in the ...

China's solar power capacity more than doubles in 2016

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59 mentions2 months ago
BEIJING China's installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world's biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said ...

Neoen aims for 1GW wind, solar by 2020 after Hornsdale 3 financing

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
French renewable energy firm Neon says it is aiming to install a total 1GW (1,000 megawatts) of large scale wind and solar facilities in Australia, after completing the finance of ...

Solar Power In New York Jumps 795%

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
State-supported solar power projects in New York increased nearly 800 percent from December 2011 to December 2016 says the state’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo. 64,926 installations were in place by the ...

Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can

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4 mentions3 weeks ago
Wind farms and new solar parks in Australia are expected to take an increasingly prominent role in providing stability services as well as energy to Australia’s electricity grid, but it ...

Sunny Days Ahead For Solar Power

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4 mentions1 week ago
Quick. Name the first country that comes to your mind when you think of solar power. I’m willing to bet that more than a few of you thought of a ...

Carnegie to build $20m solar power station

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3 mentions5 days ago
Renewable-focused Carnegie Clean Energy has announced it is developing a $20 million, 10 megawatt solar power station in Northam, which it says will generate enough electricity to power 4,000 homes ...