solar energy

The Middle East and North Africa plans $200bn investment in renewable energy

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is embarking on a massive programme to develop renewable energy, that will require more than $200 billion in investment, a report said. More than 67GW of clean energy projects at various stages of the design and study stage, according to Renewable [...]

Solar Power Industry in the Philippines

In this article, I will discuss and explain the advantages and potential business opportunities of solar energy in the Philippines. There has been a general expansion in solar power generation in Asia as opposed to Europe and the rest of the world, and ASEAN countries, including the Philippines have a [...]

2017-07-07T08:18:51+00:00 07-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Using sulfur to store Concentrated Solar Power

An international group of researchers, coordinated by the Institute of Solar Research of the German Aerospace Center e.V. (DLR; Cologne, Germany; www.dlr.de), is developing a sulfur-based storage system for solar power. Large-scale chemical storage of solar power and its overnight use as a fuel are to be achieved by [...]

2017-06-04T22:45:25+00:00 01-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

ACWA Power Will Bid to Build Saudi Arabian Solar Energy Project

ACWA Power International will bid to build a solar energy project in Saudi Arabia, part of the kingdom’s $50 billion push to temper domestic oil use. Riyadh-based ACWA received a request for proposals last week from Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry to develop the 300-megawatt solar project in Sakaka, Rajit Nanda, [...]

2017-04-25T15:54:50+00:00 25-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Is A Solar Boom Coming To The Middle East?

On April 6th, Middle Eastern nations announced an ambitious energy project to establish an Arab Common Market for electricity. The energy ministers from 14 Arab countries signed a memorandum of understanding, confirming their commitment to the development of an integrated electricity supply system for the Middle East. This announcement is [...]

2017-04-15T19:50:15+00:00 15-04-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , , |

Using sulfur to store concentrated solar power

At the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) research is being conducted under the framework of the EU subsidized PEGASUS-project to make renewable energy more suitable for baseload energy provision. Solar energy is a prime example of renewable energy, but the sun doesn't shine at night. So some kind of [...]

2017-04-13T15:43:21+00:00 13-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

The Economic Case for Wind Power and Solar Energy in Africa

Ngong Hills Wind Farm in Nairobi, Kenya, sited close to where there is significant demand for electricity (Nairobi) and near existing infrastructure, is a good example of multiple land uses for recreation (a popular hiking area for locals), energy generation, and livestock grazing.   The location and potential of [...]

2017-03-28T12:58:39+00:00 28-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |

DLR inaugurates the world’s largest artificial Sun

The world's largest artificial Sun started shining in Jülich on 23 March 2017. Johannes Remmel, the North Rhine-Westphalia Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection, joined Georg Menzen of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie; BMWi) and [...]

Liquid storage of solar energy

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. The research is now presented on the cover of the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science. Many consider [...]

2017-03-21T20:14:10+00:00 20-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

SolarReserve Promotes Urban Solar Farms As A New Paradigm For Renewable Energy In South Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to SolarReserve South Africa (Proprietary) Limited to advance their "Urban Solar Farms" initiative in South Africa; a pioneering study into large metropolitan municipalities that will provide a framework for large commercial and industrial electricity consumers with significant power requirements to cost-effectively [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:53+00:00 22-09-2016|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , |

New Solar & Wind Maps Downloadable on IRENA Global Atlas

For the first time, privately-produced renewable energy resource data is available for download to all for free.  This past May, IRENA’s Global Atlas for Renewable Energy unveiled a new feature that allows users to download renewable resource data from selected datasets for offline analysis.  Up to now, only data from [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:56+00:00 18-08-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Concentrated solar power (CSP) gets a major boost in China

Solar energy has been growing aggressively throughout the world. The majority of this growth is being seen in the photovoltaic solar panel sector, which accounts for the majority of the solar market currently. There is another form of solar power that is gaining momentum, however. Concentrated solar power systems is [...]

The race to harness the solar power

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 [...]