Solar Drives Record Year for Renewables

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Renewable energy accounted for nearly two thirds of net new power capacity around the world last year, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Almost 165 GW of new renewable capacity came online in 2016 — a record — with a huge rise in Solar PV in China leading the way.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Solar, China

Europe Remains on Target for Renewables

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 11:14:22 AM

The European Union nations were amongst the first in the world to embrace binding targets for the take-up of renewable energy, and the EU as a whole is on course to have a 20% renewables mix by 2020.

The share of renewable energy in Europe continues to grow to such an extent that the sector accounted for 86% of all new generating capacity installed in 2016.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Europe, Wind, Solar, EU

Renewable Energy: Saving Lives and Billions of Dollars

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 12:18:25 PM

A new study supports a reality which OPEN had already foreseen - the world is already benefitting from renewable energy and clean technology in terms of human life, as well as billions of dollars' worth of savings.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab says its research shows a boom in wind and solar energy has helped prevent thousands of premature deaths and saved the US economy billions of dollars in healthcare and climate change costs

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Wind, Pollution, Solar, Health

Has the IEA Underestimated Solar Growth?

Posted on Aug 8, 2017 2:18:00 PM

It is becoming evident that the move towards renewable energy is gathering unstoppable momentum, and one driving force behind this is the rise of solar power.

Indeed, such is the rate of growth in the sector that even such respected organisations as the International Energy Agency (IEA) are starting to realise that they have been too conservative in their estimates for future solar expansion.

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Topics: Solar, IEA, Solar Market, Growth

Solar Breaks the Treble Figure Capacity Barrier

Posted on May 15, 2017 11:41:00 AM

Solar energy generation has passed an important landmark as the installed capacity of utility-scale solar plants across the world surpassed the 100 GW point, has reported.

Experts on large scale PV at Wiki Solar explained that by the end of March 2017 the global capacity had reached more than 101 GW, although the exact moment it entered treble figures is unknown.

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Topics: Solar Plant, Solar, Energy Generation

Solar Powered Solution To Clean Up Remote Regions

Posted on May 1, 2017 1:33:00 PM

.Here we take a look at solar-powered mobile technology that can recycle waste in the world's remote regions...

The challenge of recycling waste into something useful is hard enough in the developed world. In developing regions with little or no recycling infrastructure it becomes a near impossibility.

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Topics: Solar, Recycle, Plastic, Listing, TRASHPRESSO

China Poised to Take Control of Renewable Energy World

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 5:02:00 PM

2017 looks like being the year of the dragon when it comes to clean energy.

China is poised to seize leadership in the field of renewables in just about every significant sector, particularly as uncertainty surrounds the commitment of the USA to green forms of power. As we reported last September in the OPEN blog China Taking the lead in Renewable Investment, China has already surpassed the EU in clean energy investment

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Investment, Cleantech, Solar, China

OPEN Managing Director, Nick Rickard, Talks to Clean Energy Pipeline

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 2:17:00 PM

OPEN's UK Managing Director, Nick Rickard met recently with Clean Energy Pipeline to give the following interview:

UK-based clean tech and energy financier OPEN Cleantech Income Securities DAC (OPEN). will launch this month a new Eur500 million bond and a Eur25 million private equity fund, managing director Nick Rickard, told CEP.

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Topics: UK, Europe, Latin America Bio-fuels, Energy Efficiency, Wind, Biomass, Solar

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