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Europe’s largest floating solar plant to open in London

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Lightsource’s 6.3 megawatt project will become biggest floating array outside of land-strapped Japan England may be known for its dreary weather and oft-overcast skies, but that hasn’t deterred a group of businesses from wading forward with a solar energy project that will see Europe’s largest floating solar array installed on Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir in […]

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March 17th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

European solar market grows 15% in 2015

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In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to estimates by SolarPower Europe. According to Renewable Energy Focus, demand for solar power systems in European countries increased by around 15% year-on-year, compared to 6.95 GW of new grid-connected solar power capacity in 2014. “It is good to […]

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February 15th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

The world installed 59 GW of solar PV capacity in 2015

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The world added 59 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity last year for a 34% growth compared to 2014, preliminary figures from GTM Research showed. According to See News Renewables, in 2016, global installations are expected to be 64 GW, bringing the world’s cumulative installed PV capacity to 321 GW. “The fourth quarter of 2015 showed […]

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January 26th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Denmark broke another world record in wind energy production

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Denmark successfully produced an astonishing 42% of its power from wind turbines in 2015, the highest proportion ever produced by any country. According to mic.com, the figure exceeds 2014’s figure of 39%, which also set a record for national proportion of domestic energy generated via windmill. News agency Ritzau says Danish state electrical provider Energinet confirmed […]

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January 20th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Wind and solar energy comprise 61% of 2015 capacity additions, gas contributes 35%

wind turbines USA

In 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicted that capacity additions would begin to slow, and from 2018 to 2024 the agency believes additions will average less than 4 GW annually. New capacity additions are slowing as efficiency and demand management techniques make new generation less necessary nationwide, and the new plants that are added […]

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January 12th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,Wind,WORLD | Read More »

Material stores solar energy, releases heat on demand

solar material

Imagine if your clothing could, on demand, release just enough heat to keep you warm and cozy, allowing you to dial back on your thermostat settings and stay comfortable in a cooler room. Or, picture a car windshield that stores the sun’s energy and then releases it as a burst of heat to melt away […]

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January 11th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Education,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

European Commission extends restrictions on Chinese solar panel manufacturers

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The two sides were involved in a major dispute over trade measures on solar panels imported from China, before eventually reaching deals on minimum import prices and quotas on Chinese imports in 2013. The European Commission started an expiry review of the anti-dumping duties on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules and cells from […]

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December 8th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

France just granted the biggest photovoltaic power plant in Europe

solar plant France

The biggest photovoltaic power plant of Europe, having a power capacity of up to 300 MWp peak, which is the annual electric consumption of 300.000 people, was inaugurated on Tuesday to Cestas, near Bordeaux in France. According to Middle East News Service, a project worth 360 million euros run by Neoen, a company which five […]

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December 3rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Costa Rica after 257 days with almost 100 percent renewable energy

wind farm Costa Rica

Data from the National Center for Energy Control (CENCE) showed that Costa Rica went 257 days on almost 100% renewable energy. According to the Latin Correspondent, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported that 98.82 percent of the electricity generated for domestic use came from renewable sources such as wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric plants. […]

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November 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Biomass,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

Total global solar PV capacity will increase by 27% in 2015, despite policy changes says report

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A new report predicts that the global cumulative installed capacity for solar PV energy will hit 223.2 GW by the end of this year compared to 2014’s 175.4 GW. And this, says the study, is despite the anticipated declines in the annual installations of several key countries. According to Power Engineering, the report from research […]

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November 18th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

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