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Glennmont Closes its 3rd Clean Energy Fund at a Record €850 Mn

Glennmont Partners has successfully raised €850m at the final close of its third fund investing in clean energy infrastructure projects in Europe. UK-based fund manager Glennmont Partners has successfully raised €850m at the final close of its third fund investing in clean energy infrastructure projects in Europe. It is the largest amount that has ever […]

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European Alliance Eyes €6 Bn Investment in EV Batteries

Political leaders across the European Union have long called for a coordinated effort for home-made batteries that would free carmakers from having to rely on Chinese batteries as the industry shifts away from combustion engines. European governments and companies will form an alliance for developing next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, investing between five and six billion euros in […]

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Europe’s Solar Resurgence is on the Horizon: Report

A new report has revealed that the European solar market is undergoing a resurgence with more than 10 gigawatts (GW) installed in 2018, marking a five year high. Wood Mackenzie’s ‘Global solar PV market outlook update: Q1 2019’ predicts that based on this growing trend of more and more solar installations the continent should break […]

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Europe Invested EUR 27 Billion in New Wind Farms Last Year

Europe invested EUR 27 bn in new wind farms in 2018, which will finance a record amount of future new wind energy capacity. According to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report, the amount invested is similar to previous years. But, with cost reduction, especially in the offshore wind segment, the investments will finance a […]

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Wind Energy and Hydrogen Can Work Together For a Cleaner Europe 

WindEurope recently hosted a workshop exploring the wind energy’s potential to decarbonize industries that are resource and energy-intensive – with a focus on hydrogen. Speakers included the IEA, the European Commission, the hydrogen sector, wind energy sector representatives and sectoral trade organizations. Late last year, the European Commission presented its strategic long-term vision for a […]

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European Offshore Wind Capacity Grew By 18% in 2018

Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released by WindEurope. That’s an 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity. Europe now has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW. This is around 10% of the total installed wind energy capacity […]

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Wind Now Provides 14% of Europe’s Electricity 

Wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity last year, up from 12% in 2017, according to statistics released by WindEurope. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018. Continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful turbines are helping to drive up wind’s share in the electricity mix. Denmark […]

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European Companies Set Record For Wind Power Deals

European companies bought a record amount of wind power last year, as businesses looked for greener ways to drive their machinery and data centres. As wind power becomes competitive on price with conventional energy in many countries, big companies have rushed to secure renewable energy to manage costs and reduce their carbon emissions, while boosting their image with […]

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Trina Solar supplies 17MW to the largest floating PV system in Europe

Trina Solar Limited (“Trina Solar” or the “company”), a leading total solutions provider for solar energy, announced today that it has supplied 17 megawatts of PV modules to the largest floating PV plant in Europe. The “O’MEGA 1” PV project has been developed by Akuo Energy, France’s leading independent producer of renewable energy, under the specific […]

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