The US Department of Energy (DoE), in its report International Energy Outlook 2010, predicts that the global installed capacity of green and renewable power will rise from 44 GW in 2007 to 62 GW by 2015, 70 GW by 2020, 91 GW by 2030, and 107 GW by 2035.
The New York Power Authority has begun reviewing bids for developing as much as 100 MW of solar PV capacity over the next four years, about five times the amount currently installed in the US state.
Google Inc has invested $38.8 million into two wind farms in North Dakota, USA. This is the Internet giant’s first direct investment in utility-scale renewable energy generation.
SolFocus has announced that the developer Ingenero will install a 235kW power station using SolFocus solar arrays to provide power at Alice Springs Airport in the Northern Territory of Australia.
The landmark of the first GW of installed offshore UK wind energy capacity has been reached as two wind farms off the coast of Britain began generating electricity: Robin Rigg, operated by EON; and Gunfleet Sands, operated by Dong Energy.
A Danish hotel, the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, is pioneering a pedal-power electricity generation scheme by installing two exercise bicycles hooked up to generators.
NTPC, Tata Power, JSW Energy and Sterlite Energy are among over 200 companies that have sent in proposals to set up solar power projects in Rajasthan, India.
The Welsh Assembly Government’s new energy policy statement is more “idealistic than realistic”, according to wind energy developer West Coast Energy.
China’s first offshore wind farm, a 102MW array is due to come to full power by the end of April 2010, is located in the Yangtze River delta near Shanghai.
The Bangladeshi government has installed a solar panel system on the rooftop of its Prime Minister’s office in the capital Dhaka in a bid to encourage green energy in a country feeling extreme electricity scarcity.