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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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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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Central banks emerge as threat to debt-funded green energy boom

Central banks are emerging as a bigger threat to the green-energy revolution than Donald Trump. While the U.S. president is tinkering with rules to give coal a leg up over wind and solar, it’s higher interest rates that threaten to

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Financing Africa’s green energy revolution

Africa relies on traditional biomass and waste fuels for almost half of its primary energy supply. An estimated 600 million people still lack access to electricity, and household air pollution resulting from the combustion of wood, dung, and charcoal leads

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Jordan’s Za’atari camp goes green with new solar plant

The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. The plant will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions from the camp by 13,000

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Green energy drive will boost Saudi Arabia employment

A massive investment drive in green energy projects across Saudi Arabia is about creating jobs as well as diversifying the energy mix away from oil, according to the Kingdom’s renewables chief. Last week Saudi Arabia revealed ambitious plans to produce

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Irena praises China on renewables

China is now the largest market for renewable energy and has potential for more growth in the sector, according to the chief of the international organization encouraging the use of eco-friendly power. Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy

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