Paris. The REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report releasedÂ this weekÂ shows that the renewable energy sector continues to perform well despite continuing economic recession, incentive cuts, and low natural-gas prices. In 2010, renewable energy supplied an estimated 16% of global final energy consumption and delivered close to 20% of global electricity production. Renewable capacity now comprises [...]
Jul 23 2011 | Posted in Studies
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2011 Update – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles Summary “Solar Thermal (CSP) Power in China, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update – Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on the solar thermal power market. The report [...]
Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year’s 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Last year, investors pumped a record US$211 billion into renewables – about [...]
The Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is studying the effects of large amounts of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation by piloting a new community project in which the utility owns, maintains, and receives energy generated by solar modules installed on customer rooftops. The â€œCommunity Power Projectâ€ aims to install solar modules on approximately 200 households in [...]
Jun 30 2011 | Posted in Solar PV
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Buenos Aires, â€“ The Argentine Republic is preparing its Third National CommuniquÃ© on Climate Change, a study that will provide updated information regarding its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, allowing it to identify mitigation measures for the country.
The future of the U.S. energy supply is a topic of fierce debate in the political and business arenas, and consumer opinion is a vital component of the broader discussion about the pros and cons of various paths toward a clean energy future.
The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today’s technology, in 20-40 years, says Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson A new study â€“ co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi â€“ analyzing what is needed to convert the world’s energy supplies to clean and sustainable sources says that [...]
BOSTON–Despite competitive photovoltaic prices and lingering environmental and financing concerns, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies are poised for gigawatt-scale adoption in 2011; and future growth will remain healthy as the generation stack increasingly incorporates CSP plants in excess of 100 MW. However, in order to land their share of this emerging market, utilities and developers [...]
The â€˜sun beltâ€™ region has been coined as the emerging solar market for several years, up to this point the large potential for renewable resources in the Middle East has remained largely untapped. This is especially true of solar power; itâ€™s potential in the MENA region alone far exceeds global electricity demand.
A loop of SkyTroughÂ® parabolic trough concentrating solar collectors, commissioned at Solar Energy Generating Station (SEGS) II in Daggett, California on January 1, 2010, continues to operate with the high efficiency forecast by National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) tests. Engineering firm Sargent & Lundy used over 100,000 data points to compare actual SkyTroughÂ® performance to [...]
I know what you are thinking. How could 2010 possibly be tied for the warmest year on record, when the year ended with so much cold weather and snow for several continents of the world. The instability associated with climate change is making quite an impact. Here is what NOAA had to say:
The Environmental Law and Policy Center, an environmental legal advocacy and eco-business organization, has released a new study of Ohio’s wind and solar energy supply chain. The study found that 106 Ohio companies are doing business with the wind power industry and 63 Ohio companies are part of the solar energy supply chain. Ohio’s strong [...]
Finding the New Germany: Solar Seeks 2011 Subsidies As Germany winds down its red-hot solar subsidies next year, industry players will be scrambling to find the next big growth market, says Lux Research. Germany currently represents roughly half the total global market for solar components â€“ all thanks to explosive growth it fueled over the [...]