The annual renewable energy report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the price of renewable energy has fallen, competition has increased, and there has been greater uptake of new technologies.
Siemens Gamesa has been chosen to develop India’s first large commercial hybrid wind-solar project, where a 28.8 MW solar facility will be connected to an existing 50 MW wind farm.
In 2013, the Japanese Government partially relaxed restrictions on the use of farmland for solar power generation, provided it was simultaneously used for agriculture.
Duke Energy Florida has announced that it will terminate all plans to build its Levy Nuclear Power Project.
Brazil’s Government has cancelled the construction of 25 wind farms and solar parks in the country after companies behind the projects requested to return construction licenses for a fee.
SolarReserve has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 MW solar thermal power station near Port Augusta, South Australia.
Susil Premejayantha, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Science, Technology, and Research, has said that Sri Lanka will soon be producing thin-film solar-cells on a commercial basis with technological cooperation from China as a means of popularising the use of solar panels for power generation.
Hindustan Power has announced that it will be building 15 solar power projects in Japan by the middle of 2018, with an investment of about $230 million.
A 20 MW photovoltaic power project is scheduled for launch on 27 July in Mahan, Kerman Province, Iran.
Duke Energy will build and operate three solar power plants in Kentucky, USA, and the energy will be delivered directly to customers.