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Led by Amazon, Corporates Bought 31.1 GW Clean Energy in 2021: BNEF

Corporations bought a record 31.1 gigawatts of clean energy through power purchase agreements, or PPAs, in 2021, up nearly 24% from the previous year’s record of 25.1GW, according to research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). Over two thirds of this purchasing (65%) occurred in the U.S. However, also underpinning the strong growth is a surge in activity […]

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Li-ion Battery Pack Prices to Fall Below $100/kWh by 2024: BNEF

Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,200 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $132/kWh in 2021, finds a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). This is a 6% drop from $140/kWh in 2020. By 2024, average pack prices should be below $100/kWh, predicts the report. BNEF’s 2021 Battery Price Survey explains […]

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Global Energy Storage Market Set to Hit 1 TWh by 2030: BNEF

Energy storage installations around the world will reach a cumulative 358 gigawatts/1,028 gigawatt-hours by the end of 2030, more than twenty times larger than the 17 gigawatts/34 gigawatt-hours online at the end of 2020, according to the latest forecast from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). This boom in stationary energy storage will require more than $262 […]

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And the 2021 BNEF Pioneers Are…

The BloombergNEF Pioneers Competition– an annual technology and innovation contest started in 2010has announced the 12 winners of the 2021 edition of the competition. The winners list includes Convoy, Nautilus Labs, and EConcrete among others which were chosen from over 250 applications received from 36 countries.   Previous winners have ensured the award is a […]

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Record 33.6 GW of Wind and Solar Capacity Added to US Grid in 2020: BNEF

A new report has found that in a year faced with COVID-19, a record 33.6 GW of wind and solar capacity was added to the US grid in 2020. Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and sharp economic contraction, the US clean energy sectors showed strong resilience in 2020, continuing a decade-long growth trend, BloombergNEF (BNEF) […]

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China & India Remained Biggest Emerging Markets for Clean Energy Investments: BNEF

According to a new report by BNEF, China and India remained the biggest emerging markets for clean energy investment As 2019 came to a close, the outlook for renewable energy growth in developing economies was exceptionally bright. Power-generating capacity from solar plants such as solar projects reached 325 gigawatts (GW), up from just 1 GW […]

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Pandemic Saves 2.5 Years of Emissions, Accelerates Coal Timeline in India: BNEF

The drop in energy demand due to the pandemic will remove some 2.5 years worth of energy sector emissions between now and 2050, according to BNEF The stark drop in energy demand due to the coronavirus pandemic will remove some 2.5 years’ worth of energy sector emissions between now and 2050, according to research company […]

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Solar by far the Leading Power Generating Tech Installed in 2019: BNEF

A new report has revealed that solar PV dominated as the main new power-generating technology source added to grids around the world in 2019. A new report has revealed that solar photovoltaics (PV) dominated as the main new power-generating technology source added to grids in dozens of countries ranging from Australia, to India, Italy, Namibia, […]

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