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Facebook to Purchase Renewable Power from Apex’s Altavista Solar Project

Apex Clean Energy announced that Altavista Solar has executed a power purchase agreement with Facebook for a 61.6MW portion of the project. Altavista Solar will become the first solar energy project in Campbell County, Virginia, when it becomes operational in 2020. The deal, which will help support Facebook’s operations in Virginia, is Apex’s second major […]

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IESA organising 6th ESS MEET conference on Rooftop Solar + Storage on 29th Nov

As per a survey done by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) member company Prayas, about 42-47% of households in Uttar Pradesh reported power outages to be repeated and erratic. Kanpur has been facing frequent power cuts that has left the locals and business reeling under the pressure of surmounting diesel costs. In its endeavor to […]

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Shapoorji Pallonji exploring options to pay back to Sterling and Wilson Solar

Shapoorji Pallonji Group, the promoter of Sterling Wilson Solar, is exploring several options, including making Eureka Forbes public or selling stake in its engineering firm Forbes & Company to pay back the inter-company loans the group had taken from the solar company, sources said. The promoters of Sterling Wilson Solar currently owe the company Rs […]

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Casual approach failed J & K ‘s target of generating 7500 MW solar power

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities have failed to achieve the target of generating 7,500 mw solar power even after five years of signing a MoU with the Union Government In March 2014. Under the MoU, solar projects of the capacity of 5,000 MW in Ladakh and 2,500 mw in Kargil, possessing tremendous potential for new […]

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Renewables could cut the health impacts of air pollution by 80 percent

Electricity supply is one of the biggest CO2 emitters globally. To keep global warming well below 2°C, several paths lead to zero emissions in the energy sector, and each has its potential environmental impacts — such as air and water pollution, land-use or water demand. Using a first-time combination of multiple modelling systems, an international team […]

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Bill Gates backed startup Heliogen achieves solar breakthrough

Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including […]

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Here is what you should know about AP’s key changes in energy policies

The Andhra Pradesh government recently made several key changes to its policies on solar, wind and hybrid power, primarily withdrawing the facility for energy banking and drawal that was purportedly causing a huge financial drain on the power distribution companies (Discoms). The Andhra Pradesh government said it has observed statutory audit has reported an abnormal […]

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Scientists shows how next gen perovskite solar cells can capture more electricity

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) in a collaboration with the University of Groningen (UG) in the Netherlands, have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy. In a paper published in Science Advances this week, physicists Professor Sum Tze Chien from NTU and […]

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Yemen taps solar power amid war energy shortage

When electricity was cut to Yemen’s capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar panels. Faqih is part of a booming solar sector transforming lives and energy sustainability in Yemen, a poor country with scant rural power access even before conflict knocked out […]

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