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World’s cutest solar farm in China is shaped like a panda

Who says solar panel installations can’t be adorable? The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China is shaped like the country’s treasured animal – and the first phase offers 50 megawatts (MW) of clean energy. Panda Green Energy installed the array

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Renewables 2017 Global Status Report: another record breaking year

The 2017 Edition of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report reveals a global energy transition well underway, with record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs, and the decoupling of economic growth and energy-related CO2 emissions. REN21’s

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Renewable energy jobs growing worldwide

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said. “Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy

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At least 303 GW of solar PV are now installed world-wide

The International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS, Paris, France) published its new Snapshot report on April 18th, 2017. This serves as a preliminary assessment prior to the PVPS Trends Report that will be published in Q3 2017.

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Solar to attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear combined this year

A new report by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan projects that in 2017 solar PV will attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear power combined. The report, titled the Global Power Industry Outlook 2017, examines power market trends, including

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Turning Trump’s border wall into a solar plant is probably a bad idea

President Donald Trump suggested to House and Senate Republican leaders this week that solar panels be installed on his proposed U.S.-Mexican border wall. Under his proposal, electricity generated by the panels could be sold into the grid, and the proceeds

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India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible. Analyst Tim

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Oman signs pact for 1,000 megawatt solar power project

Falling oil prices, international obligations to cut emissions and a global shift towards renewable energy technologies seems to have pushed even the oil producing countries to invest heavily in clean energy sources. A Chinese company recently signed an agreement with

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The cheap energy revolution is here, and coal won’t cut it

Wind and solar are about to become unstoppable, natural gas and oil production are approaching their peak, and electric cars and batteries for the grid are waiting to take over. This is the world Donald Trump inherited as U.S. president.

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Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

A Kentucky coal company announced that it is planning to build a solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop removal coal mine and that the project would bring both jobs and energy to the area. Kentucky coal company announces plans to

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