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Behind China’s Energy Transition-Huanghe Hydro’s Solar Shift

As the energy transition picks pace, traditional energy firms worldwide have struggled to adapt. While the fossil fuel global majors have barely done a little better than actually resisting change, some others have been adapting, quietly. Be it India’s thermal giant NTPC with its plan to add 10 GW renewables generation capacity by 2024, or […]

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The Solar Rush in the Middle East Picks Pace

Back in 2013, when the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, was launched near Dubai with 13 megawatts of capacity, like in most projects in the region, the ambitions were grand. In 15 years, it was expected  to expand to 3,000 MW, with a target to supply the  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) […]

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IRENA Report on Future of Solar Photovoltaic

Wind energy and concentrated solar power (CSP) have reduced their costs significantly, but it is solar photovoltaic (PV) that has reduced its costs dramatically, thanks to rapid developments in China. And a new report has predicted that with annual investments of more than 7 billion, Latin America’s solar PV capacity could increase from the current 7 […]

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Solar PV Energy Capacity to Exceed 8000 GW by 2050: Report

A new report has predicted that while capacity additions in Asia, North America and Europe, the global PV solar capacity could exceed 8,000 GW by 2050. Wind energy and concentrated solar power (CSP) have reduced their costs significantly, but it is solar photovoltaic (PV) that has reduced its costs dramatically, thanks to rapid developments in […]

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ACWA Selected for 900 MW 5th Phase of MbRAM Solar Park

DEWA has picked a consortium led by ACWA Power as the preferred bidder for the 900 MW solar power plant in Dubai. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has picked a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power as the preferred bidder to build and operate a 900 MW solar power plant in Dubai. […]

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Heliogen Achieves Breakthrough Temperature in Solar Thermal Application

Heliogen has announced that for the first time commercially, it has concentrated solar thermal energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. Clean energy company, Heliogen has announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar thermal energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. The […]

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Top 5 Fastest-Growing Solar Markets in Africa

The year 2018 was exceptionally good for Africa and 5 African markets drove the continent’s solar energy market. Last Year Africa showed good progress in its solar market growth which was primarily driven by five countries: Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, and Ghana. The continent’s solar assets experienced a growth of over 1.8 GW in new solar […]

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Will Rooftop Solar Rescue India’s Faltering Solar Target – Plus: 5 States Where The Numbers Will Matter

Zero. That’s the number of fresh utility scale solar and wind projects commissioned in August 2019 through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), India’s premier agency for executing them. While the corporation is not seeing a zero month for the first time, the fact remains that in 2016-17, when momentum was picking up sharply, not […]

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Floating Solar to Grow by 22% YoY, Reach 2.4 GW in 2019

According to new research, there will be at least 2.4 gigawatts (GW) of floating solar installed globally by the end of 2019. Although floating solar systems typically involve higher costs than traditional ground mount arrays, project sizes are increasing, which will bring costs down. According to the latest research, the global average project size of […]

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