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Developers Take Innovative Approaches to Alternative Energy Production

Demand for solar energy is on the rise around the world. In the U.S., the second quarter of 2021 has also seen impressive gains in implementation of solar. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. installed 5.7 gigawatts (GWdc) of solar PV capacity in Q2 2021 to reach 108.7 GWdc of total […]

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IRENA & GWEC Target 380 GW Offshore Wind Energy by 2030

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed the Global Offshore Wind Energy Compact, an agenda that aims to ensure sustainable energy for all, helping the global battle against climate change. The compact sets a target of 380 GW of energy from offshore wind, installed worldwide by 2030; by […]

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US Solar Developers Warn Of Threat to Solar From Import Duties

A strong pushback has started in the US, on the threat of import duties from countries in South East Asia, especially Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. A letter on behalf of 190 companies, primarily developers, contractors and financiers warns that punitive duties, if applied, would risk jeopardising almost 18 GW of Solar projects in the US, […]

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Jakson Group Launches New Battery Energy Storage System

Jakson Group, a Noida-based energy and infrastructure company, has launched EnerPack, a new battery energy storage system (BESS), to help mitigate climate change and facilitate unhindered supply of green power. This product provides carbon-free clean power and enables uninterrupted silent power supply while significantly reducing costs, said the company. Equipped with a hybrid inverter, lithium-ion […]

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Solar Supply Chain Glitches To Drag On Climate Change Targets

In order to meet the 1.5°C 2050 scenario under the Paris Agreement, global solar manufacturing capacity has to quadruple to 1,200-1,400 GW by 2035 to handle the peak installations needed, shows analysis by Rystad Energy. Grid parity, resilient networks and strategic partnerships have spurred growth in such capacity in recent years, to 330 gigawatts in […]

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Saudi Arabia Gets Serious About Solar to Meet National, Youth Aspirations

Saudi Arabia is on a tight deadline. The kingdom has set itself some of the most ambitious economic and social targets in the region, with an aim to revamp its economy completely. Underpinning this drive for change is its youth population, now better equipped than ever to contribute productively. Not only does the kingdom want […]

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“The Whole Ethos of the Company is Energy Independence”, Sunpower Renewables

As the energy market continues to open up In India, it’s throwing up a number of opportunities for firms. One such firm is Australia based Sunpower Renewables, which has focused on storage based solutions using Lithium Ion batteries. Starting with a simple solar lantern back in 2016, the firm today is offering an array of […]

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Gravity based Energy Storage Startup Energy Vault Announces $100 Million Funding

Energy Vault, the firm behind gravity-based, grid-scale energy storage solutions with its proprietary technology, today announced $100 million in Series C funding.  We had covered the firm’s series B funding back in 2019. The newest investment round is being led by existing investor Prime Movers Lab, with additional participation from other existing investors including SoftBank […]

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3.5 GW Solar Capacity Added in H1 of 2021 in India, Says Report

A report by renewable energy research firm JMK Analytics says that India added 3.5 GW of solar capacity in the first six months of the financial year 2022. It places cumulative renewable capacity at 96.95 GW, a figure at variance with government claims of having hit 100 GW. Typically, these differences are accounted for by […]

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