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India added more energy capacity from renewables than coal last year

For the first time ever, India has added more production capacity from renewable energy in a year than from conventional sources like coal. Between April 2017 and March 2018, the country added around 11,788 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity.

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U.S. moves up to second most attractive renewables market after China

The United States moved up to second place in a ranking of the most attractive countries for renewables investment, after China, a report by UK accountancy firm Ernst & Young. In an annual ranking of the top 40 renewable energy

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Renewables are booming in oil country

The rapid growth of the renewable energy sector has been astonishing. Renewables have been the fastest-growing sources of energy worldwide – and we’re seeing solar power coming in first as the fastest-growing source altogether. Tech companies in particular have been

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Connecting the right players on the verge of a solar (r)evolution

In the coming years, solar will become cost-competitive with conventional technologies and reach the mythical market parity. This will open the doors for a solar (r)evolution. What will be the new business models? In Europe, several pioneering markets – that

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EurObserv’ER: PV covers 7% of demand in Italy and Germany

EurObserv’ER has released its photovoltaic barometer. With nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity, the world wide solar photovoltaic market has once more set a new record. Half of this on-grid capacity (52.9 GW) was realized in China, followed by

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Interview with Solar Ventures’ Michele Appendino

In light of our upcoming ‘Solar Market Parity Europe’ conference, Solarplaza interviewed Michele Appendino, the Chairman and CEO of Solar Ventures, an Italy-based, but internationally operating, independent power producer. They developed, built and operated a large portfolio of solar assets

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People employed in renewables surpassing 10 million for the first time

The industry created more than 500 000 new jobs globally in 2017, with the total number of people employed in renewables (including large hydropower) surpassing 10 million for the first time. Renewable Energy and Jobs, presents the status of employment,

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The Paris Agreement is a health agreement

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that records for extreme weather events are being broken at an unprecedented rate, and that there is a real risk for the world to lose its capacity to sustain human life if the

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New York will invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects

New York will be investing nearly $1.5 billion into a variety of renewable energy projects over the next five years. State governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement alongside former vice president Al Gore. 26 large-scale projects will help get New

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A new type of solar cell is coming to market

Sometimes it takes a while for the importance of a scientific discovery to become clear. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium and oxygen, was discovered in the Ural mountains in 1839, and named after Count Lev Perovski,

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