Solar Energy

Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Harness Solar Energy

Scientists have discovered how diatoms – a type of algae that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen – harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The Rutgers University-led discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help lead to more efficient and affordable algae-based biofuels and combat climate change from fossil fuel burning. […]

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Neoen Bags Two Solar Projects Worth 108 MW in Europe

Neoen has been awarded two solar projects in Portugal and France worth a total combined capacity of 108 MW. Neoen, one of the world’s leading and fastest-growing independent producers of exclusively renewable energy has announced that it has been awarded two solar projects in Portugal and France worth a total combined capacity of 108 MW. […]

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Vattenfall to Build Hybrid Wind-Solar-Storage Project in Netherlands

Vattenfall will be building a new hybrid energy park, consisting of solar panels, wind turbines and storage at Haringvliet in the Netherlands. Swedish state-owned power company, Vattenfall has announced that it will be building a new hybrid energy park, consisting of solar panels, wind turbines and storage at Haringvliet in the Netherlands. The total capacity […]

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CARE Downgrades Outlook of 11 Telangana Solar Firms

After CRISIL, Indian ratings agency CARE has downgraded the outlook of 11 solar companies in the wake of AP order to review PPAs. Care Ratings has revised its outlook to negative on the borrowing programs of 11 solar power producers. The agency did so due to delayed payment to the solar firms by distribution companies in Telangana […]

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Australia Offers USD 340 Million in Climate Funding to Pacific Islands

Australia will be granting a USD 340 million climate change package to the pacific island countries to help them invest in renewable energy projects Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that Australia will be granting an AU$ 500 million (USD 340 million) climate change package to the pacific island countries. The move to grant the […]

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Assam Tenders for 8 MW Rooftop Plants in Residential Sector

Assam Energy Development Agency has tendered for setting up 8 MW rooftop solar systems for the residential sector in the state. The Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA) has announced a new tender for setting up of 8 MW grid-connected rooftop solar power systems under the CAPEX model for the residential sector in the state. The […]

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BHEL Tenders for Solar Cable for 50 MW Solar Plant in Maharashtra

BHEL has tendered for 700 km solar cable for the MAHAGENCO 50 MW solar PV power project under development in Maharashtra Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for the procurement of 4 sqm solar cable for the MAHAGENCO 50 MW solar PV power project under development in Kaudgaon, Maharashtra. The scope of […]

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Japan’s GPIF and ADB Partner to Finance Green Projects

ADB and Japan’s GPIF recently formed a partnership to support green project financing through investments in ADB’s green bonds. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) recently formed a partnership to support green project financing through investments in ADB’s green bonds. “We are pleased to collaborate with GPIF on this […]

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Portugal Awards World’s Lowest Cost Solar Contract

Portugal has for now become the country with the world’s lowest-cost solar PV contract. After it offered contracts worth just €14.76/MWh Portugal has for now become the country with the world’s lowest-cost solar PV contract. After the European nation offered the lowest ever contracts worth just €14.76 per Megawatt Hour (MWh), or $16.54 per MWh in the […]

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