Indian States Announce Plans For 1.2 Gigawatts Of New Solar Power Parks

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India witnessed a surge in renewable energy projects announcements in the past few weeks. Several announcements have been made by states to develop solar parks and floating solar plants to meet country’s ambitious target of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by.

Solar Power Costs Dropped Dramatically In 2018

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Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines have continued to decrease.

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Indian State Of Rajasthan Announces 1 Gigawatt Solar Power Tender

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The western Indian state of Rajasthan continues to expand its solar power capacity and has issued a new tender with over 1 gigawatt of capacity.

Correction: Solar Power Equaled 37% Of New US Power Capacity In 1st Half Of 2020

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At the end of last week, I reported on new power capacity installed across the United States in the first half of 2020. The data for that report came from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Google Buying Subsidy-Free Solar Power In Denmark

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As I've been writing recently, solar power prices just keep on dropping. Well, enough that it makes financial sense for Google to buy subsidy-free solar power in extremely northerly (i.e., How much?

Solar Power = 60% of New US Power Capacity in June

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Solar power keeps growing in the United States. of new power capacity added in the country was from solar power plants. was from wind power plants. In the month of June, 60.1% Another 37.5% And 2.4% was from hydropower.

US Solar Power — Hit, Kicked, But Still Running

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I wrote about the newest US Solar Market Insight Report this morning to provide an update on US solar power capacity added in the first half of 2020, including in relation to other energy sources.

The Best Places For Solar Power If You Want To Clean The US Grid

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Solar power is useful everywhere, and it's been big news lately that solar power has accounted for so much of US power capacity growth — 27% in the first half of 2020 and 60% in June.

Solar-Powered Vehicles From Solarolla

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"I’m part of a grass roots solar vehicle production company in Ashland OR, called Solarolla (www.solarolla.com)," Daniel & the Solarolla team wrote. Batteries Cars Clean Power Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Efficiency Energy Storage EV Charging Grid Interviews Lithium-Ion Batteries Off The Grid Rooftop Solar Solar Energy Solar Panels Ashland nature Oregon rv solar cars solar vehicles solar-powered cars solar-powered vehicles Solarolla

First Solar’s Thin-Film PV Modules Chosen For Largest Urban Solar Power Plant In Europe

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A solar power plant being built in Bordeaux, France, on a former landfill is expected to be the largest "urban" solar PV power plant in Europe. It is using First Solar, Inc. Nasdaq: FSLR) solar modules.

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Melbourne Airport Building Largest Behind-The-Meter Solar Power Plant In Australia

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MW facility that will be the largest behind-the-meter solar installation in Australia when it comes online in January. Clean Power Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Australia behind the meter solar Beon Energy Solutions Melbourne Melbourne airport solar power plant

Community Solar Power — What’s Happening? What’s New?

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Learn more about what community solar is all about, and you, too, might find a way into residential solar. Clean Power Community Solar Consumer Technology Solar Energy Solar Power Plants DOE NREL SEIA solar gardens

India’s NTPC Plans 5 Gigawatt Solar Power Park

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India’s largest power generation company is planning to set up large-scale solar power parks in the western part of the country. Clean Power Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Charanka Solar Power Park gujarat solar power India india renewable energy India Solar Power NTPC Limited rajasthan solar power

Largest Solar Power Plant In UK History Gets Final Approval

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The largest solar power plant in the UK has been approved for Kent. It will use 880,000 solar panels spread across 364 hectares of farmland. Clean Power Energy Storage Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Cleve Hill solar power plant Hive Energy UK UK solar park Wirsol Energy

1st Floating Solar Power Plant In Belgium Goes Up — 17,250 Floating Solar Panels

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Floating PV NV installed a floating solar power plant on 5 hectares of lake at a cost of €2 million project. It includes 17,250 solar panels that are expected to produce 7 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity per year, which is approximately how much 2,000 homes in the region use.

Florida Leading Large Solar Power Growth In US Southeast

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The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) has been promoting and tracking clean energy in the US Southeast for many years. It now puts out an annual Solar in the Southeast report. Along with state comparisons on megawatts of solar installed, policy, and other matters, SACE actually calculates and shares installed solar capacity per customer for states and utilities.

This Solar-Powered Luxury RV Has A Balcony & Can Charge Your Tesla!

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Can India Provide Free Solar-Powered Irrigation To All Its Farmers?

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The power demand for agricultural irrigation in India requires about 18% of its electricity consumption. Would it be feasible to meet the entire irrigation needs of India through solar power.

From Mountain High To Valley Low, Solar Power Plants Are Everywhere

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3 miles high in Tibet or covering the surface of a lake in North Carolina, solar power plants are springing up in more places around the world. Solar Power Plants Duke Energy floating solar tibet solar world's highest solar and storage facility

The Value Of Rooftop Solar Power In Michigan: 24 Cents Per kWh

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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently discovered that the value of rooftop solar in Michigan is 24 cents per kWh. This is well above the net metering compensation paid to customers with solar roofs installed.

Abu Dhabi To Have Cheapest Solar Power Ever — 1.35 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour

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The UAE's other major city, Dubai, set the low-solar-PV-price record in January 2015 at what was then a shocking 5.98¢/kWh, then did so again in 2016 at 2.99¢/kWh. Dubai also set a low-price record for concentrated solar power (CSP), at just 7.3¢/kWh. The new low-PV bid chosen by Abu Dhabi's public electric utility will bring down the cost of solar power to just 1.35¢/kWh.

700 MW Solar Power Auction Kicked Off Today In Portugal

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After the last delay in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, today, June 8, marked the time for solar power developers to submit applications for Portugal’s 700 MW solar auction. Clean Power Policy & Politics Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Solar Prices Europe portugal clean energy portugal renewable energy Portugal solar Portugal solar energy solar auctions

No Joke — Algeria Plans 4 Gigawatt, 5 Year Solar Power Initiative

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Algeria is talking about building 4 gigawatts of solar power capacity in 5 years. Clean Power Green Economy Policy & Politics Solar Energy Solar Power Plants Abdelaziz Djerad algeria Algeria renewable energy Algeria solar energy Algeria Solar PowerThat's a pretty stunning target.

Top Solar Power States Per Capita — CleanTechnica Report

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If you've been reading CleanTechnica long enough, you know that 8 to 10 years ago, I used to publish reports on solar power capacity per capita — for both US states and countries around the world. I'm returning to these, starting with this one on the top solar states.

Vattenfall Installing First Floating Solar Power Farm

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Vattenfall is installing the company’s first floating solar power farm in Gendringen, Netherlands at the site of operations for a gravel and sand extraction company named Netterden. Clean Power Solar Energy floating solar power netherlands Vattenhall

A Solar-Powered Tesla

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A Ground-Mounted Home Solar Power System For Less Than $13,700?

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Ground-mounted solar is for people who have backyards large enough to accommodate the panels and racking system. Ground-mounted solar power systems are also for people who have the space but don’t like solar panels on rooftops or their roofs are too shaded for them.

India x Cleantech — October 2020

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Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country.

Solar Powered Box Truck Will Tour America To Promote Renewable Energy

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An Idaho entrepreneur has made an electric truck covered in solar panels. He plans to drive it around America to educate people about solar energy. Clean Power Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Solar Energy Awaken Solar Joshua Hill solar powered electric truck

State Solar Rankings Report Released By Solar Power Rocks (Interview)

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Solar power's success at the state level has much to do with how well it is supported with government incentives for consumers and businesses. Fortunately, solar power continues to grow even though the current federal administration is not supportive. Ben Zientara, a Solar Power Rocks lead researcher and policy analyst, answered some questions about the state solar power rankings for CleanTechnica.

GIP Buys 306 Megawatts Of Solar Assets In India

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Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) acquired 306 megawatts of solar PV power projects from RattanIndia Group. SECI Rajasthan RattanIndia RattanIndia Solar Power Solar Energy Corporation of India uttar pradesh

Duke Energy Florida Plans To Double Its Solar Power Capacity

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Duke Energy Florida is seeking approval for a $1 billion 750 MW community solar program. Clean Power Community Solar Rooftop Solar Solar Energy Clean Energy Connection Duke Energy Duke Energy Florida

Global Wind & Solar Power Electricity Generation Doubled In Last 5 Years

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Global wind and solar electricity generation doubled in the last 5 years, according to a new report. As wind and solar power grow, it is possible for nations around the world to reduce their over-reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Solar Power Surges In Vietnam, Dimming Prospects For New Coal Plants

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In 2017, Vietnam made a plan to attract 850 MW of new solar power. Clean Power Coal Fossil Fuels Solar Energy Solar Power Plants feed-in tariff VietnamTwo years later, they have 6 times that amount.

Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla Solar Power Is So Cheap — CleanTechnica Exclusive

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After discovering just how much cheaper Tesla solar power was compared to the US average and state averages, I was curious to learn more. So I asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk about it.