Enerģētika, 25. April 2019

Viedpilsētas centrā - cilvēks un vide

Lai viedpilsētas koncepcijas ieviešanā veidotos veiksmīga sadarbība starp pašvaldībām, iedzīvotājiem un uzņēmējiem, vajadzīga vīzija par viedu pilsētu un vēlme to īstenot. Pilsētu un uzņēmumu vadītāji, biznesa vadības eksperti, stratēģiskie vadītāji,[...]
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Enerģētika, 14. March 2019

Salaspilī taps viena no lielākajām saules enerģijas ražotnēm Eiropā

Salaspilī 20.martā tiks ielikts pamatakmens saules enerģijas centralizētās siltumapgādes sistēmai, kas izmaksās 7,228 miljonus eiro, informēja Salaspils novada domes pārstāve Lolita Balcerbule. Pašreiz pašvaldības uzņēmumā “Salaspils Siltums” tiek veikti sagatavošanās darbi,[...]
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Enerģētika, 28. February 2019

Rīga gatavojas viedā apgaismojuma projektiem

Pašvaldības SIA “Rīgas satiksme” un aģentūra “Rīgas gaisma” konkursā “Siltumnīcefekta gāzu emisiju samazināšana ar viedajām pilsētvides tehnoloģijām” ieguvušas tiesības noslēgt līgumus gandrīz piecu miljonu eiro vērtībā viedā apgaismojuma ieviešanai galvaspilsētā.[...]
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Enerģētika, 06. February 2019

BP Energy Outlook Predicts Renewable Energy Will Be Dominant By 2040

Global oil major BP published its annual Energy Outlook last week and predicted that renewable energy will become the dominant global source of power generation by 2040 at the same[...]
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Enerģētika, 06. February 2019

Electric Vehicles Can Lower Electricity Prices

Regular readers of this column are well aware of the wonderful benefits of EV ownership. However, electric vehicles can also have a positive impact on the electric grid, serving as the perfect[...]
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Enerģētika, 06. February 2019

The advent of cheap, renewable hydrogen is nigh

As the price of wind turbines tumbles, the hydrogen fuel cell revolution is nigh. Hydrogen gas has been the pipe dream fuel of clean-energy advocates for decades. Splitting electrons from[...]
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Enerģētika, 06. February 2019

These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells[...]
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Enerģētika, 06. February 2019

Trump’s trade war is hitting solar workers hard

While politicians are debating the merits of a massive job-creating effort known as the Green New Deal, jobs in solar power are getting harder to find. The solar industry lost[...]
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Enerģētika, 31. January 2019

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Prototype, GE’s 12 Megawatt Haliade-X, To Be Installed In Rotterdam

A prototype of the world’s largest announced wind turbine, GE Renewable Energy’s 12 megawatt (MW) Haliade-X, will be installed in Rotterdam during the middle of 2019 for five years of[...]
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Enerģētika, 31. January 2019

How compressed-air storage could give renewable energy a boost

Compressed-air energy storage isn’t carbon neutral, but it’s a lower-carbon option. Decarbonizing the world’s electricity grids won’t be an easy task, but it is a necessary one if we’re going[...]
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Enerģētika, 31. January 2019

It’ll cost $45 billion, but Germany proposes to eliminate coal in 19 years

The plan includes $45 billion in aid to coal-reliant regions. On Saturday, a German commission made up of federal and state leaders as well as industry representatives, environmentalists, and scientists[...]
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Enerģētika, 23. January 2019

India Plans 40 Gigawatts Of Solar & Wind Auctions Every Year Till 2028

India has reiterated its medium-term targets for renewable energy installed capacity. The targets, up to 2030, will result in a 40% share of renewable energy capacity in the overall power[...]
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Enerģētika, 23. January 2019

Bloomberg NEF: Solar Investment Declined 24% in 2018, but Capacity Reached Record Levels

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investments in clean energy once again exceeded $300 billion in 2018. Solar investment fell in 2018, according to new data out from Bloomberg New Energy Finance,[...]
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Enerģētika, 23. January 2019

Solar Power Research Study Investigates Rapidly Declining Costs

MIT researchers studied the steady decrease in solar PV module costs over the last several decades and had their results published in the December 2018 issue of the journal Energy Policy.[...]
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Enerģētika, 31. December 2018

IHS Predicts Global Solar Installations To Reach 123 Gigawatts In 2019

Leading clean energy analysts IHS Markit released a new solar PV installation forecast before Christmas which expects to see 2019 deliver the highest level of new solar capacity installed in[...]
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Enerģētika, 31. December 2018

Australian Clean Energy Project Investment In 2018 To Top $20 Billion

Australia’s renewable energy and storage project pipeline has surpassed $20 billion worth of investment in 2018, with currently 14.6 gigawatts (GW) of projects under construction which will deliver 13,000 direct[...]
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Enerģētika, 31. December 2018

Video games consume more electricity than 25 power plants can produce

A few years ago, Evan Mills’ 14-year-old son Nathaniel wanted to get into gaming. To juice up the experience, he wanted to build his own computer like more and more[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. December 2018

California Will Require Solar Panels on All New Homes

California is officially the first state to require newly built homes to come with enough solar panels to offset their electricity use. The state Building Standards Commission voted unanimously to[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. December 2018

Using molten salt to store electricity isn’t just for solar thermal plants

Startup follows on a number of innovative ideas to make renewable energy more flexible. An energy storage startup that found its footing at Alphabet’s X “moonshot” division announced last week that it[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. December 2018

Trump administration’s climate report raises new questions about nuclear energy’s future

This story was originally published by the HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Call it the nuclear power industry’s thirst trap. The United States’ aging fleet of nuclear reactors ―[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. November 2018

E.ON To Build One Of Europe’s Biggest Onshore Wind Farms In Sweden

German energy company E.ON announced last week that it is set to build one of the largest onshore wind farms in Europe, following the company’s decision to invest in the[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. November 2018

Renewables May Prove Cheaper Than 96% of Coal Plants Worldwide by 2030

“Over time, these coal-fired power plants will just become more and more unviable.” The uphill battle confronting coal seems to be getting steeper. A new global analysis of 6,685 coal plants finds[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. November 2018

Gloomy Prospects in IEA’s Latest World Energy Outlook

All International Energy Agency scenarios show renewables growth won’t deliver a climate cure. None of the scenarios in the latest International Energy Agency World Energy Outlook show renewables growing fast enough to[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. November 2018

Buildings Are Becoming Energy Hubs: How Utilities Can Adapt

As utility customers invest more in advanced energy technologies, buildings are becoming dynamic energy hubs. Anywhere, anytime, a building could be a consumer, storage point, or generator of energy. And[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. November 2018

European Battery Manufacturing to Grow 20-Fold by 2025

Europe is looking to compete with Asia in battery manufacturing for stationary storage and EVs. Europe is on track to increase its battery-making capacity by 20 times in the next[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. November 2018

Tesla Slashes Its Residential Solar Pricing by $3,000 to $5,000

Sales and marketing costs have been reduced by 50%, according to the company. Tesla just slashed prices on its residential solar systems by 10 to 20 percent — or $3,000 to $5,000 for[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. November 2018

Iecavas 'Vizulo' – ražotne, kur top gaismekļi Brīvības piemineklim un Kurševelas kūrortam

Iecavas SIA “Vizulo” ražo iekštelpu un ārtelpu gaismekļus, uzņēmuma inženieri izstrādā jaunus gaismekļus, veic dažādus pētījumus. Ar tā gaismekļiem ir izgaismota “Porsche” ēka Nīderlandē, Māstrihtā, Brīvības piemineklis Rīgā, tie ir izmantoti Francijā, Kurševelas[...]
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Enerģētika, 13. October 2018

New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power

Could allow us to generate electricity using supercritical carbon dioxide. With the price of photovoltaics having plunged dramatically, solar is likely to become a major contributor to the electrical generating[...]
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Enerģētika, 13. October 2018

Researchers propose a cheap nickel-hydrogen battery for grid storage

Substitute out some of the platinum catalyst, and the battery gets much cheaper. Battery technology is extremely important for a world that uses more and more renewable energy. Renewable energy[...]
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Enerģētika, 13. October 2018

These are the largest solar farms in the world

These are the largest solar farms on the face of the planet Photovoltaic solar energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the world. Currently China, India, and the US produce the[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. October 2018

Is Australia on the verge of having too much solar energy?

Solar will represent a very substantial part of our power supply, but we’re hardly at risk of generating too much. Here’s why Over the last few weeks there have been[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. October 2018

Are super-cheap solar fields in the Middle East just loss-leaders?

Recent solar projects have offered solar energy for less than 3 cents/kWh. Is that right? In recent years, massive solar projects proposed for the Middle East have grabbed headlines with[...]
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Enerģētika, 12. October 2018

Clean energy is cheap, surging – and headed for a fall

Solar and wind projects are transforming Australia’s power grid, but unclear policies will slow new investments The relentlessly corrosive nature of political debate about climate change can sometimes mask that[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. September 2018

Europe Breaks Solar Records Amidst Summer Heatwave

As Autumn begins to finally gear up across the Northern Hemisphere, for those in Europe, the massive 2018 heatwave will disappear into forgotten memory for most, except for the region’s[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. September 2018

Research Predicts Wind and Solar Could Green the Sahara

A model demonstrates how renewables could increase rainfall. Installing large-scale wind and solar projects in the Sahara could increase rainfall and help the desert bloom, according to research released this[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. September 2018

International Energy Agency predicts wind will dominate Europe’s grid by 2027

Massive renewable additions will require more grid-stabilizing technology. This week, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) told the Global Wind Summit that wind energy was likely to[...]
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Enerģētika, 06. September 2018

Refurbishing Baseload Power Stations To Backup Renewables

A number of stories have popped up in the news recently about turning traditional hydroelectric stations, which generate power by using water captured from a flowing river, into pumped storage[...]
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Enerģētika, 06. September 2018

Helsinki Energy Company to Go Entirely Energy Neutral

In the quest for carbon neutrality, the City of Helsinki in Finland announced its action plans to minimize greenhouse gas emissions substantially by 2035. The city’s fully owned energy company, Helen Ltd, a producer of district heating,[...]
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Enerģētika, 06. September 2018

A Whole New World of PV: Product Launch Roundup From Solar Power International

The scrappy industry has found a new fantastic point of view. Solar Power International has entered a whole new world of smart energy devices. The trade show has been growing its[...]
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Enerģētika, 14. August 2018

Low-cost, printable solar panels offer ray of hope amid energy gridlock

Australian physicist says technology could make signing up for energy accounts as easy as a mobile phone subscription An Australian physicist is leading a push to pioneer a new type[...]
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Enerģētika, 14. August 2018

BNEF Heralds 1 Terawatt Of Wind & Solar Generation Capacity Worldwide

Bloomberg New Energy Finance has this week announced that, according to its figures, the world surpassed a total of 1 terawatt (TW) worth of wind and solar capacity some time before[...]
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Enerģētika, 14. August 2018

European Wind Operators Face Wind Drought While Solar Power Production Rises

The current heatwave in Western Europe is also contributing to a ‘wind drought,’ negatively impacting wind farm operators across the region, which includes the U.K., France, Spain, Germany and much[...]
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Enerģētika, 14. August 2018

A Battery Of Choices: Embracing R&D & Investment In Storage

Imagine a world where we depend on sunlight and the wind for most of our energy needs. Then imagine nighttime and our main source of electricity literally falls asleep. Unless[...]
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Enerģētika, 14. August 2018

BMW’s Plan to Optimize EV Charging With Renewables on the Grid

The second phase of BMW’s ChargeForward pilot makes an even stronger case for electric vehicles as a grid resource. Electric vehicles are cleaner than their gasoline-powered counterparts on a life-cycle[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. July 2018

MUCH OF THE US ELECTRIC GRID COULD GO THE WAY OF THE LANDLINE PHONE

IF YOU’RE OLD enough to remember landlines, maybe you remember the feedback loop that turned them from must-haves to luxury items. As customers started switching to mobile, the phone companies had[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. July 2018

India To Auction 40 Gigawatts Of Renewables Every Year Until 2028

Months after the Chinese government downgraded its solar capacity target for 2020, and weeks after implementation of sweeping changes to the feed-in tariff policy in China, India has announced its own[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. July 2018

The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid

Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too expensive to play a major role. pair of[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. July 2018

Europe Added 4.5 Gigawatts Of New Wind Capacity In First Half Of 2018

Europe added a total of 4.5 gigawatts (GW) of new wind energy throughout the first half of 2018, according to new data from WindEurope, down by 26% on the same[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. July 2018

Variable Speed Is Key To World’s Biggest Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project, China’s Fengning Plant

File this one under “I” for I’m not dead yet. The iconic US company GE has been weathering stormy seas of late, but its Power Conversion business is still alive[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. July 2018

The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery

Hoover Dam was a public works project likened to the pyramids. Now, after channeling a river, what if it could tap the power of the sun and wind? Hoover Dam[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. June 2018

This natural gas plant could be a big breakthrough

Yesterday, the startup Net Power switched on its 50-megawatt power plant, proving it could burn natural gas without releasing greenhouse gases. If this technology works at scale, it could be the flexible,[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. June 2018

Wind & Solar To Achieve 50% By 2050 As Coal Shrinks To 11%, Predicts BNEF

Bloomberg New Energy Finance released its latest New Energy Outlook report for 2018 and it’s good news for the renewable energy industry, with wind and solar expected to grow to almost 50%[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. June 2018

Tesla is starting to actually become an energy company

The voice of Tesla CEO Elon Musk wavered on Tuesday afternoon onstage during the company’s shareholder’s meeting as he described “the most excruciating, hellish few months I think I’ve ever[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. June 2018

What’s Possible For Used EV Batteries? Daimler Energy Storage Units Provide Second Life Power

Like most consumables in today’s world, batteries from electric and hybrid vehicles have a tipping point beyond which they are no longer viable for use. Instead of stacking these used[...]
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Enerģētika, 01. June 2018

NY’s Energy Storage Roadmap Set to Achieve Nation-Leading Target Of 1500 MW By 2025 To Combat Climate Change

If you can’t count on the federal government to protect its citizens from the ravages of climate change, then you have to count on the states to step up. With[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. May 2018

One simple chart shows why an energy revolution is coming — and who is likely to come out on top

The cost of producing solar power is rapidly declining: It now costs $50 to produce one megawatt-hour of solar power, according to a new analysis. Coal, on the other hand,[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. May 2018

Siemens Gamesa Pursues Hybrid Wind and Solar Projects With Energy Storage

The company confirms hybrid systems are a growing focus area. Siemens Gamesa, the leading turbine manufacturer, is looking to go beyond wind — into hybrid systems with solar and storage.[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. May 2018

If renewable energy can power entire countries, why isn't everyone doing it?

A country getting all its electricity from a combination of wind, solar and hydro sounds like science fiction. It’s not. This is part one of “Fight The Power,” a series[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. May 2018

Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions

A newly released Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report has found that when the share of electricity generated from wind and solar reaches 40-50 percent, wholesale power prices will decrease by US[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. May 2018

America, your offshore wind is coming: 1.2GW in contracts awarded

An industry stalled is being revived again. Massachusetts and Rhode Island both awarded major offshore wind contracts on Wednesday, underscoring the increasing economic viability of a kind of renewable energy[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. May 2018

Swiss Equity Firm Commits To 1.3 Gigawatt Australian Renewable Energy Platform

Swiss private equity firm Partners Group has announced that it is investing AUD$700 million in the development of the Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform in Australia, a 1.3 gigawatt (GW) renewable[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. May 2018

California Says New Residential Buildings Must Have Solar

Energy efficiency building standards officially adopted by California yesterday will require new homes in the state to have solar PV systems starting in 2020. “This is massive,” commented Morten Lund,[...]
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Enerģētika, 30. May 2018

Nissan's following Tesla into solar power and home batteries

GIVEN THE WEATHER in the United Kingdom—that cloudy, foggy, drizzly country—it doesn’t seem like the best place to launch a business that revolves around solar power. But this is where the builder[...]
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Enerģētika, 28. April 2018

Energy storage charges forward

Use it or lose it. Few products in the world have a shorter shelf life than electricity. That’s why pretty much everyone involved in the power sector — from utilities[...]
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Enerģētika, 28. April 2018

World’s largest battery on a desert solar farm would triple Tesla’s record

California may soon have a record-sized battery east of Palm Springs. The proposed electrical power storage unit would more than triple the capacity of the current largest battery in the world, the[...]
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Enerģētika, 28. April 2018

When it comes to renewables, solar investment is surging ahead of the rest

Everybody loves the sunshine. Investment in solar is surging ahead of other renewable sources, fossil fuels and nuclear, according to a new United Nations report which looked at how countries spent money[...]
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Enerģētika, 28. April 2018

Siemens Gamesa Overtakes Vestas As Leading Wind Manufacturer

Less than a year after its successful merger, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been named the leading wind manufacturer by two analyst firms, thereby dethroning Danish manufacturer Vestas. It is[...]
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Enerģētika, 27. April 2018

Apple Now Globally Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Apple announced that all of its operations, including its retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries, are now completely powered by renewable energy. The company also[...]
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Enerģētika, 27. April 2018

America Leads Global Energy Storage Development, But China’s Catching Up

A look at how energy storage is expanding across the world. Energy storage has gone global, but in a lumpy and heterogeneous way. That’s the upshot of new report on worldwide storage[...]
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Enerģētika, 27. April 2018

The US Wind Sector Toasts Trump’s New Love of Offshore

The Secretary of Interior said offshore wind will play “a big role” in energy policy. The U.S. wind industry is celebrating after the Trump administration last week appeared to lend[...]
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Enerģētika, 27. April 2018

New York Targets New Energy Efficiency Goal To Cut Emissions & Combat Climate Change

The Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced last week an ambitious new energy efficiency target that will aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs[...]
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Enerģētika, 27. April 2018

Global solar capacity grew faster than fossil fuels in 2017, says report

For the first time in 2017, global solar capacity grew faster than all fossil fuels combined, including coal, oil and gas-fired power stations. That’s one finding of the latest annual report on[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

The UK Will Soon Be Home to the World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

IN BRIEF The UK’s London Array may currently be the world’s largest wind farm, but power company Ørsted has recently announced that construction has begun on an even bigger wind[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Want a World Without Blackouts? Power the Future With Renewable Energy.

Renewable and Sustainable Whether at the national or corporate level, an integral part of most plans to combat climate change is making the shift to renewable energy sources. With solar and[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

The Growing Energy Storage Market

The InterSolar North American exhibit kicks off in San Francisco on July 10 this year. InterSolar is the global organization that brings everyone interested in solar power together to network and learn[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Electricity Generated From Renewables Surpassed Coal Power in Europe Last Year

IN BRIEF For the first time, the amount of annual electricity produced from renewable sources surpassed the amount produced from coal in Europe. RENEWABLE EUROPE Europe is making impressive strides[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Record-Low Solar Bid From ACWA Power For 1st Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Project In Saudi Arabia

Leading Saudi developer and operator ACWA Power has announced it has won the right to develop the first utility-scale renewable energy project in Saudi Arabia, the 300 megawatt Skaka IPP PV solar project,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Why The World Envies This US Wave Energy Test Site — Even Before It’s Built

The US Department of Energy is out with an interesting piece on wave energy that puts a new twist on the “American Energy Dominance” theme. In a recent interview, the[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

By Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Watch Group, and Prof. Dr. Christian Breyer, Lappeenranta University of Technology Last year, Costa Rica beat its own record. The Central American country ran 300 days[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

A solar panel on every roof in the US? Here are the numbers

Estimate shows rooftop solar could produce almost 40 percent of our electricity. When you’re scoping out possible futures, it’s useful to ask a lot of “what if?” questions. For example,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Scotland Has a Plan to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF A new paper outlines objectives Scotland should strive to meet if it wants to emerge a world leader in renewable energy. The nation is already making progress toward[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Ikea joins Big Clean Switch to offer 100% renewable energy tariff

Joint venture claims cheaper green power could save UK households £300 a year Ikea is calling for households to join its latest joint venture – a collective energy switch that promises[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Wind and solar could supply 80 percent of U.S. energy needs

If the United States were to focus its energy on renewable sources, it could reliably supply 80 percent of its electricity demand through solar panels and wind turbines. That is the result of[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Energy guarantee protects coal sector from renewable competition – analysis

Report says Neg will also undermine efficiency of renewable investment The Turnbull government’s proposed national energy guarantee will protect coal generators from competition provided by renewables and batteries and undermine[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Trump Expected to Propose Severe Budget Cuts to Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF Following a failed attempt to slash funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Trump administration is now renewing its efforts to cut costs. This[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Analysis: BP significantly upgrades its global outlook for wind and solar – again

BP, the oil and gas major, has significantly increased its global outlook for wind and solar energy. The main scenario in the company’s latest annual “Energy Outlook”, released yesterday, shows[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

New Energy Storage Breakthroughs Sweeten Outlook For EV Market

A new survey of automakers from the leading research group KPMG points to a gloomy future ahead for the electric vehicle market, but the naysayers don’t appear to be taking[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Expect strong growth this year for commercial energy storage

Renewable generation deployments (primarily solar photovoltaic and wind farms) have grown substantially over the last decade and are forecast to continue growing well into the future. That’s thanks to lower[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

EIA Expects Wind Energy To Surpass Hydro In 2019

The US Energy Information Administration has this week predicted that electricity generated from wind energy will surpass that from hydroelectricity, the previously-dominant renewable energy source in the US.
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

The Chinese province of Anhui built a massive floating solar farm on top of an abandoned coal mine. An even larger floating solar plant will come online by May 2018.[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Vestas Secures First Wind Order In Kazakhstan

Vestas Wind Systems announced Monday that it has secured its first wind turbine order in Kazakhstan, from one of the country’s leading renewable energy developers, CAPEC Green Energy, for the 52[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Europe Dramatically Accelerates Plans to Create a Coal-Free Continent

IN BRIEF In December 2017, the European Union approved a target for member states to supply 27 percent of energy via wind, solar, and biomass by 2030. Now, there are[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Nearly all new US electricity capacity was renewable in 2017

However, that’s partly because fossil fuel plants are dying. Renewable energy played an important role in the US last year… although you might not want to cheer too loudly. Data[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Siemens Invests in LO3 Energy, Making Blockchain a Piece of Its Microgrid Strategy

An industrial giant expands a partnership with a blockchain microgrid startup. Blockchain is having a moment. Seemingly every week, a new partnership or platform is announced in the energy sector.[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

12 Gigawatts Of Battery Storage In UK Is Possible By 2022

A new report published last week by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage concludes that installing 12 gigawatts of battery storage is achievable in the United Kingdom by the[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

India Plans World’s Largest Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in India plans to add yet another record-breaking project in its portfolio and it has chosen the district of Anantapur in the state[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

India Announces EOI For 10 Gigawatt Floating Solar Power Program

The Indian government has expressed intentions to launch another highly ambitious solar power program. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy is exploring the appetite for setting up floating solar[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

A New Solar Plant Will Provide Power to 13,000 Homes for an Entire Year

Renewables in Chile Chile is fast establishing itself as a renewable energy leader in Latin America. In fact, it’s establishing itself as a world leader in the cause. Case in point,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Solar Panels Are Replacing Diesel Fuel in Canada’s Far North

IN BRIEF A pilot project in one of the biggest Indigenous communities in Canada replaces expensive and polluting diesel with solar power. It could be the first of many. The[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Can renewable power offset bitcoin's massive energy demands?

Some miners are going green, but will that be enough? Up in the Austrian Alps, inside two hydropower mills, a start-up called HydroMiner keeps high-power computers, CPUs, and servers running around the[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Germany Predicted To Set Renewable Energy Record In 2017

Clean Energy Wire is reporting that renewables will account for 33% of Germany’s total electricity usage once all the numbers for 2017 are in. That’s up from 29% last year. The[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Looking past the horizon of renewable energy

Many utilities and investors still view wide deployment of renewable-energy technologies with caution. But conversations at the 2017 Harvard Business School Energy Symposium on Oct. 21 indicated markets have reached an inflection[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Toyota’s New Power Plant Will Create Clean Energy from Manure

IN BRIEF Toyota is opening a megawatt-capacity power plant in California that uses cow manure to make electricity and hydrogen fuel. The plant is expected to open sometime around 2020.[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Siemens Gamesa Starts Construction Of Heat Rock-Fill Storage For Wind Energy

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been researching and developing the concept of converting energy to heat in rock-fill for energy storage to combine with wind energy, and the company has[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Europe’s Power Suppliers Plan to Go Carbon-Neutral “Well Before” 2050

IN BRIEF A major European power trade group has updated the calls for the continent to be carbon-neutral by 2050, saying this goal is achievable “well before” the middle of[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

India’s Largest Solar Tender Of 3 Gigawatts Launched

Late last month, the Solar Energy Corporation of India launched a Request for Proposal (RfP) document for what will be the single largest solar power auction in the country’s history.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

Feed-in tariffs could be cut back due to high take-up of solar power

Experts warn the grid could be over-supplied during low demand periods Governments should change the way feed-in tariffs are paid to homeowners or the high take-up of solar power might[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

GE Announces World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine, The Haliade-X

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, the 12 megawatt Haliade-X which measures in at 260 meters in height and boasting a 220-meter rotor, and is[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

No Huge Energy Storage Breakthrough Needed For Renewable Energy To Flourish

In the last couple of years, there has been a growing a number of news articles and blog posts published about energy storage, particularly in the form of battery systems.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

Vestas To Test Solar & Wind Hybrid System In Spain

In a press release today the renewable energy companies Vestas and Energias de Portugal Renováveis (EDPR) describe a hybrid demonstration setup based on wind and solar photovoltaics to be installed at an EDPR wind farm in Cádiz,[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance

Yuri Horwitz details the investment, cost and technology trends driving solar forward in 2018 and beyond. Despite the Trump administration’s recent decision to levy a 30 percent tariff onsolar we see[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Renault's 'smart island' runs on wind power and recycled batteries

The experiment in Portugal aims to prove you can live without fossil fuels. Renault has launched a “smart island” in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Residential solar is cheap, but can it get cheaper? Paths to $0.05 per kWh

NREL releases a paper similar to Tesla’s stated solar roof business plan. The price of solar panels has fallen far and fast. But the Energy Department (DOE) wants to bring those[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Tesla To Construct Virtual Solar Power Plant Using 50,000 Homes In South Australia

When Elon Musk offered to build what would be the largest grid storage battery installation in the world in South Australia last year, he set off a chain of events[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says

IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decades China is moving towards becoming a global leader in renewable technology as the US pulls[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

The Dutch plan to build the world's biggest wind farm, complete with a large floating island

A Dutch company aims to construct the world’s largest wind farm to deliver power to the Netherlands and United Kingdom, and later Belgium, Germany, and Denmark. A 2.3-square-mile artificial island[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

France Is Officially Shutting All Coal-Fired Power Plants in Three Years

IN BRIEF The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has accelerated the timetable for the country to shut down all coal-fired power plants. The move helps to solidify the country’s leadership[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Copenhagen's new $640 million power plant will have a ski slope on its roof — take a look

Power and waste management plants are usually kept outside major cities so that residents don’t have to see the plumes of smoke or smell burning trash. Copenhagen’s new energy plant[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Is Audi Giving Competition To The Tesla Powerwall With Its Virtual Power Plant Battery Grid?

Oh, we can just hear the heated comments as this is YATK claim from a supposed CTK. Don’t know the new acronyms? Full English: Yet Another Tesla Killer claim from[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Nissan Energy Solar plugs into home green-energy business

Japanese car company’s solar and energy storage solution follows Tesla and Mercedes-Benz into the residential market. Nissan is joining the residential green-energy movement. Following on the heels of Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, the Japanese[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Remember solar roof? Tesla’s making tiles in New York, installing them

Tesla employees got first solar roof installations, now reservation holders get theirs. Tesla began manufacturing solar tiles for solar roof installations in December at the Buffalo, New York, factory that[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Macro Grids May Be the Future of Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF An increasing number of countries are employing direct current lines to move energy across continents. This could deliver clean energy where it’s most needed at any time, helping[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

We May Be Able to Use Waves to Power Our World

About a mile offshore from Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, a yellow, doughnut-shaped contraption bobs up and down with the motion of the ocean. The hulking device,[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Can California Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity by 2040? Jerry Brown Thinks So

But it will take some major breakthroughs in energy storage and grid regionalization. Plus, some crafty resource planning amid the rise of community-choice aggregation. As 2017 comes to an end,[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales: report

An analysis of home solar installations by GTM Research has found that the residential solar market is expected to fall 13% this year–its first drops after increasing YOY for years, reports Reuters.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin phenomenon for years — because it seemed too complex, far-fetched, or maybe even too libertarian. But if you have any[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia. The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Global Wind Turbine Orders Reach 11.6 Gigawatts In 1H’17, Vestas Still Leads

A total of 11,570.9 megawatts worth of wind turbine orders were announced through the first half of 2017, a nearly 2 gigawatt decline on the same time a year ago[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

German Onshore Wind Auction Awards 1 Gigawatt Capacity As Costs Fall Again

Onshore wind energy costs have fallen again in Germany’s latest onshore wind auction, with 1 GW worth of capacity awarded at an average support price of €38/MWh, and with a lowest[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

The World’s Cheapest Solar Bid Is Actually for Wind

Enel—and GTM—set the record straight following the release of Mexico’s official auction results. PV watchers are in for a disappointment after it emerged that an auction result reported as the[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Solar Power vs. Wind Power Showdown: Which Is Better?

Is solar power or wind power a more viable energy resource for smart homes? With consumers adopting greener lifestyles, there is a major showdown brewing between the two top renewable[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Orsted Green Bond Bets on the Future of the Planet

Orsted A/S, the Danish company built on oil and gas extraction, will issue its first green bonds as it moves toward completing a transition to renewable energy. Orsted, which sold its oil division[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Global Energy Storage to Double 6 Times by 2030, Matching Solar’s Spectacular Rise

BNEF and IEA forecasts find renewable energy’s continued growth will accelerate demand for grid-scale batteries. The energystorageindustry is set to rise dramatically — for those companies that can play the[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

In-depth: IEA predicts rise of cheap renewables and China’s move away from coal

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment and steep pricefalls. A growing portion of global energy is provided by electricity. There’s a[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Elon Musk has finished building the biggest battery in the world

Elon Musk made a bet to build the world’s biggest battery in 100 days or he’d pay for it. And he’s done. Tesla has completed installing its colossal lithium ion[...]
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

A future after oil and gas? Norway's fossil-free energy startups

Petrochemicals are still king in Norway, but the country has a growing renewables sector
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

Full tilt: giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea

Gemini windpark off the coast of the Netherlands will eventually meet the energy needs of about 1.5 million people, according to its owners
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

Sunshine state shuns solar as overcast New York basks in clean energy boom

Despite its natural advantages, disincentives mean Florida has few solar panels but the Empire state’s policies have boosted installed solar capacity by 800%
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