Solar power in sunny regions will be cheaper than electricity from coal or gas by 2025, and could go down to rock-bottom levels of €0.02 ($0.023) per kilowatt hour by 2050, a new study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems estimates.
24 February 2015 01:20 GMT
Brazil will need to invest at least R$6.6bn ($2.3bn) by 2019 for transmission infrastructure expansion to connect wind regions in northeastern states with the country’s industrialized load centers in the southeast, according to studies published by EPE, the federal energy planning authority.
23 February 2015 11:29 GMT
Europe’s transmission operators (TSOs) have laid contingency plans to cope with “an unprecedented test” of the continent’s electricity system as a solar eclipse on 20 March disrupts input from its burgeoning PV capacity, said pan-European body ENTSO-E.
23 February 2015 02:00 GMT
This year's start of operations of the first 50MW at the Corredor Senandes complex in southern Brazil marked the debut of Odebrecht Energia in the wind sector, as it plans development of a wind portfolio of over 300MW as well as keeping an eye on opportunities in solar.
20 February 2015 05:02 GMT
As part of Latvia's debut presidency of the EU, an Energy Union conference was held in Riga earlier this month. The European Commission used the event to launch a route-map towards the ambitious policy goal, naming it the 'Riga Process'.
18 February 2015 03:44 GMT
Germany has filed a suit with the European Court of Justice against the European Commission to settle the question of whether feed-in tariff support under its Renewable Energies Law (EEG) is subject to EU state aid rules.
17 February 2015 04:12 GMT
India’s biggest bank said it will lend 750bn rupees ($12bn) to back development of 15GW of renewables over the next five years, as the country’s government said it wants clean sources to account for 15% of the country’s energy mix within a decade.
16 February 2015 12:55 GMT
The Senate in New Jersey has passed a bill that would force the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to approve the Fishermen’s Energy pilot offshore wind project, after commissioners there twice rejected it last year for ratepayer subsidy support.
12 February 2015 12:24 GMT
The 550MW Desert Sunlight PV project – owned by affiliates of NextEra Energy (50%), GE (25%) and Japan’s Sumitomo (25%) – has been commissioned in the California desert, tying the recently commissioned Topaz for the title of world’s largest PV plant.
10 February 2015 03:36 GMT
Germany and to a lesser extent the UK drove total new EU wind installations up 3.8% last year, but growth in some previously vibrant markets slowed on policy uncertainty, said the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
10 February 2015 09:52 GMT
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