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Andhra Pradesh Announces Financial Assistance for Solar Rooftop Plants

Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APEPDCL) announced last week that residential customers interested in installing grid-connected rooftop solar (RTS) plants would now be entitled to receive central financial assistance. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has sanctioned 8MW capacity in the residential sector under Phase II of the RTS program for […]

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Mainstream Renewable Power Closes Financing for Chilean Solar-Wind Farm

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has achieved financial close for the third and final phase of its “Andes Renovables” wind and solar platform in Chile. The  US$182 million in debt raised will be used to build the “Copihue” phase which consists of one wind farm, named Camán, located in central Chile. The […]

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Will 2021 be The Year Solar Saves California?

California— the largest U.S. state, home to 1/8th of the country’s population, and responsible for 14% of national GDP — is experiencing one of its most challenging droughts this year. The state had earlier experienced the biggest wildfire season recorded in its modern history in 2020, which is one reason being blamed for the adverse […]

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U.K. Poised to Become Net Energy Exporter to Europe in Near Future

Although the UK currently imports around 7% of its electricity from Europe, the tables are going to be turned soon, partly due to the on-going establishment of new links to the continent. Aiming to quadruple offshore wind capacity this decade, the UK could have excess power to send through those transmission lines. Consequently, the UK […]

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Charles River & Duke Energy sign VPPA for 250 MW Solar project in Texas

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. yesterday announced a long-term solar energy contract to address the entirety of the company’s North American electric power requirements with clean, renewable energy by 2023. Charles River and Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions have entered into a 15-year, 102 megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA). Charles River’s portion of the […]

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Goa CM Seeks 100% Solar Powered Electrification in Rural Households

At the inauguration of a solar-based electrification program for remote rural households in Goa, the chief minister (CM) of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant said, “On Goa Statehood Day, it is a proud moment for us to announce that we will achieve 100 percent electrification for all homes in Goa, and that too with clean energy. […]

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AER Report Q1 FY21: Solar Eclipses Gas as Electricity Source in Australia

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) recently published its Quarterly Wholesale Markets Report for the first three months of this year, reporting that large-scale solar generated more electricity than the average amount produced by gas for the first time in Australia. In Q1 FY21, wholesale electricity spot prices were lower than expected, with volume weighted average prices […]

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Spain’s Policy Plans to bring Successful Energy Transition through RE: IEA

Spain has laid out ambitious plans to transform its energy system, requiring strong policy support to ensure the needed investments, new IEA policy review says Spain has made considerable progress towards its goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, but future gains need to be supported by stable policies, adequate public financing and incentives […]

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Pattern Energy and Uniper Sign Long-Term Power Purchase Agreement for New Mexico Wind Project

Power to be delivered from largest single-phase renewable energy build out in history Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) and international energy company Uniper today announced they have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for up to 219,000 MWh per year of wind energy in New Mexico, enough to power more than 20,000 homes annually. The […]

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