solar energy

Germany Expands Capacity In Wind, Solar Power Auctions

Germany will expand the energy capacity tendered in renewable power project auctions to help decarbonise electricity, and will relieve the burden on consumers by reducing a fee charged to support wind and solar operators, the government said on Thursday. The coalition government, made up of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Social Democrats, agreed on both […]

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Why AI Is Key to Renewable Energy Grid Resilience

– The global transition to renewable energy will need artificial intelligence (AI) technology to manage decentralized grids. – AI can balance electricity supply and demand needs in real-time, optimize energy use and storage to reduce rates. – Technology governance will be needed to democratize access, encourage innovation and ensure resilient electricity sources. One month after […]

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PV Can Make The World Fossil-Free Faster Than Expected

A team of researchers led by Aarhus University and including experts from universities and knowledge institutions in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia has published an article in the prestigious scientific journal Joule confirming that the role of solar photovoltaic installations in future green energy systems ought to be significantly upgraded. Solar photovoltaic technology has […]

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BayWa r.e. signs first solar corporate PPA in Poland

BayWa r.e. and HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s leading vertically-integrated building construction materials companies, have signed a 10-year corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Witnica solar park in Poland. As it is the first subsidy-free PPA-backed largescale solar park in Poland, this new partnership marks a new era of clean and sustainable corporate energy […]

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Spacewalking Astronauts Prepare International Space Station For New Solar Arrays

Two spacewalking astronauts began preparing the International Space Station (ISS) for new solar arrays on Sunday (Feb. 28), battling tough bolts to kick off a major power upgrade for the orbiting lab. Expedition 64 flight engineers Kate Rubins and Victor Glover — both NASA astronauts — spent more than seven hours working outside the station […]

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More Than 800 MW Of Floating PV Under Development In Greece

Greek construction company and energy provider GEK Terna Holding Real Estate Construction has announced a plan to build three floating PV power plants with a combined capacity of 265 MW at three different water reservoirs in western Greece. The three projects, which are to be located outside natural reserves, are expected to cost around €170 […]

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Next 3 Years Will Be Huge For Wind And Solar In Australia

The next three years will be huge for utility renewables in Australia. Given the timeframes for financing, constructing and commissioning new plants, we expect all currently committed capacity to be fully online by the June 2024 quarter. And that’s a lot of capacity. With 9.4 GW of projects either commissioning, being built or otherwise committed […]

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