Data from BM Reports and Sheffield University shows that British wind farms generated more electricity than coal on over 75 per cent of days in 2017, while solar outperformed coal more than half of the time.
South Korea has announced that it plans to increase its solar-generated power by five times the current by 2030 to boost use of renewable sources in the country’s energy mix.
A unit of China Three Gorges Corporation has announced that it will construct a $151 million floating solar power plant, the largest in the world, in the Chinese province of Anhui.
Fortum of Finland has hired Barclays Bank to sell a stake in its operational solar power projects in India.
Norway’s Saga Energy has signed a $2.9 billion deal to build solar power plants in Iran.
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.