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30 04 2022 | 08:31

Coal capital Becker could be home to state’s largest solar project

The flat, windy fields around the central Minnesota city of Becker are mostly used to grow potatoes and corn. But if Xcel Energy has its way, it will soon reap a different year-round crop — power…

28 04 2022 | 12:40

Sun Cable unveils staggering scale of world’s biggest solar and battery project

Sun Cable, the venture backed by billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest, has revealed the staggering scale of its proposed solar and battery project – the biggest of its type in the…

28 04 2022 | 12:33

IEEFA/JMK: India set to miss 2022 solar target by 27% due to lagging rooftop installations

12 April 2022 (IEEFA/JMK Research): India is projected to fall well short of its target for 2022 of having 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity, largely due to slow uptake of rooftop solar…

21 04 2022 | 08:37

TotalEnergies, Eneos form JV to deploy 2GW of distributed solar across Asia

French energy major TotalEnergies and Japanese oil company Eneos have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop 2GW of decentralised solar capacity across Asia over the next five years. The partnership…

21 04 2022 | 08:12

Building solar farms could cut bills and replace Russian gas faster than other sources of energy, industry says

Solar power could cut bills and replace the need for Russian gas far more quickly than other sources of energy, the industry has told Sky News. But a new wave of vast solar farms is leading to…

21 04 2022 | 07:59

New York green lights massive renewable energy projects to cut fossil fuel reliance

New York state has made a big step in cutting off its reliance on fossil fuels, announcing contracts for projects that will channel clean, renewable solar, wind and hydroelectric power from upstate…

19 04 2022 | 06:43

Solar Energy Corporation of India launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ 1,000MWh battery storage tender

The government-controlled Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a 500MW/1,000MWh pilot tender for large-scale standalone battery storage. SECI issued a Request for Selection (RFS)…

18 04 2022 | 16:32

Solar Overtakes Wind Energy For First Time In Global Rush For Renewables

Solar power has overtaken wind for the first time, in the race to develop renewable energy capacity around the globe. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), solar energy now…

18 04 2022 | 15:16

Egypt can cover all electricity needs from solar energy in 10 years only due to natural favors: Energy expert

The future of renewable energy in Egypt is far more promising than that in Europe if the human factor from laws and decision makers will earnestly pave the way since nature gives the country all the…

28 11 2021 | 07:54

How Morocco went big on solar energy

Morocco has become famous for its vast, world-leading solar arrays. But these mega-projects are just the start of the action on climate change that Morocco could be capable of delivering. Morocco…

28 11 2021 | 07:35

Bangladesh’s largest solar plant due online next month

The nation hopes to hit 1 GW of renewables capacity next month. The $143 million, 280-acre project in southwestern Bangladesh will have a generation capacity of 100 MW thanks to 250,000 Longi Hi-MO5…

28 11 2021 | 07:02

Can You Go Off-Grid With a Solar Energy System? (2022)

We discuss benefits, shortcomings and what you'll need to go off-grid. I think I speak for everyone here at EcoWatch when I say I've dreamt of living off the grid. Imagine being completely self-…

24 11 2021 | 15:47

Israel to swap desalinized water with Jordan for solar energy

Israel is expected to sign a deal with Jordan that will include solar energy production in Jordan for the Israeli market, which would reciprocate by desalinating Mediterranean water for supply to…

23 11 2021 | 15:09

Vietnam among top 10 countries with largest installed solar power capacity

The website quoted data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which mapped the solar power capacity of each country during the year. This includes both solar photovoltaic (PV) and…

03 11 2021 | 14:29

As COP26 begins, a shift of focus away from wind and solar is a step backwards for Pakistan

Pakistan's power plans favour hydro, slashing support for solar and wind Several coinciding events are putting the spotlight on Pakistan’s power sector plans. At Glasgow’s COP26 climate conference,…

31 10 2021 | 20:04

Burundi completes construction of nation’s first large-scale solar farm

Burundi-based renewable energy company Gigawatt Global Coöperatief U.A. has announced the completion of the country’s first large-scale PV plant – a 7.5 MW installation under development since 2015…

27 10 2021 | 12:12

Sunseap plans Indonesia solar project to send energy to Singapore

A consortium led by Sunseap Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop 7GWp of PV projects at an Indonesian archipelago that will transmit energy to Singapore via a proposed subsea…

27 10 2021 | 10:51

When the wind drops and the sun goes down: how can Southeast Asia handle fluctuating clean power supply?

While solar and wind help countries meet energy security and environmental objectives, their variable nature poses challenges to electricity grids that require utilities to rethink operations. The…

23 10 2021 | 09:28

Solar energy now cheaper than coal in three-quarters of China

China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, is on the cusp of a clean energy transition as new solar power becomes cheaper than coal throughout most of the country, according to a new study.  By 2023…

22 10 2021 | 16:39

Solar investments produce 2.7 times more jobs than fossil fuel work

As Congress debates whether to pare down the Biden administration’s signature climate proposals or allow the fossil fuel industry to benefit more from new government programs, new research suggests…