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US solar panel shipments reach record levels
US shipments of photovoltaic solar panels rose to a record level in terms of electricity-generating capacity during 2021, reaching 28.8 million peak kW in 2021, from 21.8 million in...
RWE starts construction of solar farm in Badajoz
RWE is still expanding its solar business in Spain. Last year it started construction of two solar farms in the province of Guadalajara, and the company is now realising a...
Small scale solar is changing hourly utility demand
The US Energy Information Administration reports that an increase in electricity generation from small-scale, customer-sited photovoltaic solar in New England is changing the...
NGK to install battery and PV combination
NGK Insulators has elected to install a combination storage battery and PV system at its manufacturing sites in Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The system will capture...
Mocean starts new wave energy test programme
Mocean Energy has begun tank testing models of its 250 kW Blue Horizon wave energy machine as part of the EU funded EuropeWave programme.
UK renewables auction promotes move away from fossil fuels
A record amount of renewable energy was secured on 7 July 2022 via the biggest ever round of the UK government’s flagship auction scheme. The fourth round of the Contracts for...
Energy storage systems for huge solar-plus-storage project
Wärtsilä is delivering a 500 MWac, 2 GWh portfolio of energy storage systems to clean energy developer and operator Clearway Energy Group. The contracts cover five sites located in...
EIA forecasts increasing share of renewables in the USA during 2022
In its ‘Summer Electricity Outlook’, a supplement to its May 2022 ‘Short-term Energy Outlook’, the US Energy Information Administration expects the largest increases in electric...
Energy storage for Côte d'Ivoire’s first solar plant
Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has won a major contract from Eiffage Energie Systèmes to deliver a 10 MW energy storage system (ESS) to help ensure smooth grid integration for...
Siemens Gamesa to sell south European renewables assets to SSE
Siemens Gamesa has entered into an agreement with SSE to sell renewables development assets in southern Europe for a total cash consideration of €580 million.
Mocean lands £730k wave energy funding
Wave power specialists Mocean Energy has secured major new investment to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its innovative wave energy technology.
Floating wave power units installed off Jaffa
Eco Wave Power has finished production of ten of its of floating wave power units and has started installing them at the Port of Jaffa, Israel.
RWE and Tata Power collaborate to explore offshore potential in India
RWE and Tata Power have agreed on a partnership to explore the potential for a joint development of offshore wind projects in India.
AG Energy licensed to build Libya’s first solar power plant
Authorities in Libya have granted the Dublin-based AG Energy, an independent power producer company, a licence to build a 200 MW solar power plant in Ghadames city, in southwest Libya.
AWS wave energy converter arrives in Orkney for EMEC demo
On 25 January a new wave energy converter, developed by Inverness-based AWS Ocean Energy, has arrived in Orkney, Scotland, ahead of its imminent deployment at the European Marine...
Solar power – ‘half of new US capacity in 2022’
The US Energy Information Administration forecasts that in 2022, 46.1 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity will be added to the USA’s power grid.
RE growth is accelerating worldwide – IEA report
The growth of the world’s capacity to generate electricity from wind turbines, solar, and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years, with 2021...
First motion compensated gangway for Chinese RE market
Ampelmann, the offshore access specialist, has signed its first contract in China’s offshore wind industry.
Specialist firms to support construction of North Sea energy island
Ørsted and ATP are bringing in three specialists in industrial construction to support their bid for the North Sea energy island.