Some may feel that the current trend in oil prices means we can slow the adoption of renewable energy in the near-term. But nothing is further from the truth. Our oil and gas resources are finite. Meanwhile, the deadline to deal with the interconnected challenges posed by greenhouse gas emissions [...]
Today REN21 published the most comprehensiveannual overview of the state of renewable energy. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report reveals that renewables are now firmly established as competitive, mainstream sources of energy in many countries around the world. 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating [...]
Solar tracker market size was calculated at 8.8 GW in 2015, as per the latest research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Growth in energy conservation techniques coupled with preference for renewable power generation sources may boost industry demand. Global solar tracker market size is set to register USD 7.54 [...]
A procurement tender for a large-scale solar energy project in Oman is set to be floated this year. The two locations in Dakhiliyah Governorate - Adam and Manah - have been identified as prospective sites for the establishment of a grid-connected large-scale renewable energy scheme based on a combination of [...]
CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) is growing in China. Before, China experimented with two small-scale CSP-plants operational. Right now, China is building seven CSP plants and again zeven in the near future. China’s National Energy Administration did proposals for a green future including 3 objectives: for PV for CSP and for [...]
Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has launched a new international tender for a large-scale solar power project, confirming the North African country’s resolve to become a green-power leader. The project will have a total installed capacity of 400 MW and will include systems based on solar photovoltaic as well [...]
In 2010, the solar power installed in the United States was less than 1,000 megawatts (MW), while in 2014 it has almost grown by seven times to 6,967 MW.
California became the first state to generate more than 5% of its electricity from utility solar power, according a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
California saw three concentrated solar power plants come fully online in 2014: the Genesis project in Riverside County and the Ivanpah and Mojave projects in San Bernardino County.
Atacama 1 solar complex, with an overall installed capacity of 210 MW, will include the first solar thermal plant in Latin America and a photovoltaic plant.
SolarReserve wants to install 800 MW of solar energy in Chile, photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
US concentrated solar power SolarReserve wants to install 800 MW of solar energy with energy storage technology in Chile in the next years.
Abengoa's Mojave Solar (250 MW) achieved commercial operation in December 2014, making 2014 the biggest year ever for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).
Abengoa is currently developing two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, 110 MW each, with tower technology coupled with a thermal energy storage system based on molten salts.