Renewable Energies in July covering 37.6% of the demand in Spain: 16.8% wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 4% and solar photovoltaic PV 4.3%.
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosted a major clean energy discussion focused on the sector in South Africa at the US Consulate in Johannesburg on Friday, June 6, 2014.
Early cuts resulted in legal action against Madrid from over a dozen investment funds with stakes in the country’s solar market, adding to the unease of foreign investors.
The Spanish cabinet could approve on Friday a law that will cut renewable energy subsidies as part of a drive to reduce a 30 billion euro ($41 billion) power tariff deficit, built up during years of keeping prices below
The wind energy produced 19.3% of electricity in June in Spain, 2.9% concentrating solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 5.1%.
This allocation has been further broken down into 8.4 GW from solar photovoltaic (PV), 1 GW from concentrated solar power and 8.4 GW from wind energy.
Technologies to harness solar power (photovoltaic and concentrating solar power) and wind energy have improved dramatically in the last few years.
The World Bank has finalised the $250m funding to South Africa’s Eskom Renewables Energy Support Project to get both the Upington concentrating solar power (CSP) and Sere wind power plants off the ground.
Nix nuclear. Chuck coal. Rebuff biofuel. All we need is the wind power, the water, and the solar power.
It is possible and affordable for the world to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, if there is the political will to strive for this goal.