Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven [...]
A new study finds that countries around the world could shift their economies entirely to renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric, by the year 2050. The researchers map out the blend of energy sources that each of 139 countries would need to completely switch their energy to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Algeria will soon float a massive tender to set up more than 4,000 megawatts of solar power capacity. According to media reports, Algeria’s Ministry of Energy will soon launch a tender for 4,020 megawatts of solar PV capacity. The tender is expected to be floated by this month’s end [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Chile is set to auction off vast new areas of land for anyone who will use the space to develop solar power or wind energy projects. Chile has a fast growing renewable energy sector, setting a target that 20 percent of its energy will be renewable by 2025. The Chilean [...]
Renewable energy generated 40.8% of electricity in Spain until July.
The research: outlines the maximum technical potential for solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), wind power and bioenergy output in all continental African countries.
Abengoa announces its first asset sale to Abengoa Yield: two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants and a wind power plant
The renewable assets sold consist of Solacor and PS, Concentrating Solar Power assets with a combined capacity of 131 MW located in Spain,and Cadonal, a 50 MW wind farm located in Uruguay.
For each power source — wind, solar, oil and gas, nuclear, and coal — the data on bird deaths is gathered from different advocacy and industry groups, academic institutions, and government sources.
Last month, Abengoa received loans of $142 million from the African Development Bank for Xina Solar One, a 100-megawatt, $884 million concentrated solar power project in South Africa.