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U.S. Solar Market and 15 States See Best Quarter Ever for Residential Solar

December 12, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX – The U.S. residential solar market reached record highs in the third quarter of 2019 with 712 megawatts of solar installed, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables…

Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm

December 4, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Nexans invests in its U.S. high voltage facility to make it the first and unique subsea high voltage cables plant in the U.S. Paris La Défense – Nexans,…

Work Begins on Adelaide Green Hydrogen Plant

December 2, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Australian Gas Networks has begun construction of its HyP SA hydrogen production facility at the Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide. Construction…

Failed SolarReserve Project Given Second Life in South Australia

December 2, 2019 - in Energy, Renewables

Australian thermal energy storage company 1414 Degrees will buy SolarReserve’s ill-fated Aurora site in Port Augusta to build a solar farm and large-scale storage system. The company, based in Adelaide, South Australia, plans to build up to 400MW of solar…

Innovation project to reduce cost of floating solar plants

November 14, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Large-scale floating photovoltaics plants can be one of the solutions for a sustainable energy supply. The EU has now approved a project that will optimize the anchoring and mooring of floating solar plants and adapt the anchoring to ocean environment as well.…

Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

November 13, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Lima, Peru – Latin America and the Caribbean could grow their installed solar capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. Annual investmens exceeding seven billion would see the region's solar…

Perovskite Solar Cells Get An Upgrade

November 6, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

HOUSTON  – Rice University scientists believe they’ve overcome a major hurdle keeping perovskite-based solar cells from achieving mainstream use. Through the strategic use of the element indium to replace some of the lead in perovskites, Rice materials…

Nexans is Preferred Power Export Cable Supplier for the Seagreen Offshore Find Farm Project

November 4, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Nexans is SSE’s preferred supplier for the design, manufacture and installation of the onshore and offshore export cables for the 1,075MW Seagreen wind farm project  Nexans will supply and install the three 65 km offshore export cables and three 20…

Minnesota DOT Makes 25-Year Deal for ‘Solar Garden’ Energy

November 4, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

The Minnesota Department of Transportation officially inaugurated two 25-year agreements October 25 to purchase a total of 7.4 million kilowatt-hours annually from 23 soon-to-be-built community “solar gardens” located throughout the state; equivalent to…

Experts Say Rooftop Solar Energy Can Help Poland Triple PV Output

October 31, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

According to the latest analysis, a quarter of Europe’s electricity needs could be covered by rooftop solar energy. This may be a suitable solution for Poland, which is still the largest consumer of coal in the EU. Initiatives to implement such projects…