Wednesday 1st April 2020
Wednesday, 1st of April 2020
Home / Tag Archives: Solar energy (page 2)

Tag Archives: Solar energy

Promising prospects for solar, wind energy

Offshore_wind_turbines  Promising prospects for solar, wind energy Offshore wind turbines

The Paris Climate Change Agreement set the course for the world to shift to a sustainable energy future, placing renewables at the cutting edge of the necessary transformation of the energy sector. The costs and benefits of transitioning to a clean energy future have been the subject of much debate. New analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the ...

Read More »

Solar aircraft completes Atlantic Ocean crossing

Solar aircraft completes Atlantic Ocean crossing Solar Flight

Solar Impulse, a zero-fuel aircraft powered entirely by the sun, made history last Thursday morning by completing its crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. It had taken off days earlier from New York to cross the Atlantic on a trip around the world. The pilot, Bertrand Piccard, was able to reach Seville in Spain in about four days. Solar Impulse, the ...

Read More »

Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa

Gaya Silkami  Images: Solar brightens insurgency-hit villages in Adamawa Gaya4 e1466873598464

Characterised by limited access to modern energy services with majority of the population relying on the traditional solid fuels (biomass) to meet their cooking and heating needs, the villages of Gaya Silkami and Fa’a Gaya are beneficiaries to a power non-grid rural communities with solar based energy services. Courtesy of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Energy Commission of ...

Read More »

UNDP, ECN light up Adamawa insurgency-hit communities with solar energy

Gaya Silkami  UNDP, ECN light up Adamawa insurgency-hit communities with solar energy Gaya2 e1466869312661

Two rural communities in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria are effectively recovering from the ravages of insurgency, thanks to an energy lifeline that is improving health services, providing potable water, illuminating the community and boosting mobile communication. In February 2015, rampaging Boko Haram militants invaded the villages of Fa’a Gaya and Gaya Silkami. While the ...

Read More »

500 women to benefit from UNDP-GEF solar scheme

solar grill stove  500 women to benefit from UNDP-GEF solar scheme solar grill 4 opt1

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with The Kings Domain, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has concluded plans to train no fewer than 500 women on the use of solar energy in Makoko area of Lagos. Speaking at a sensitisation programme, the Chief Executive Officer, The Kings Domain, Segun Adaju, noted that the initiative, which was sponsored by the ...

Read More »

Solar aircraft makes historic Pacific Ocean crossing

Solar Impulse  Solar aircraft makes historic Pacific Ocean crossing solarimpulsesf

“Solar Impulse is breaking through self-imposed barriers of possibility. We did not think before that it would be possible to traverse long distances with zero emissions in any flying vehicle. The fact that the two pilots have proven that this is possible, the fact that they are up in the air again and finishing the around the world flight they ...

Read More »

Nigeria, others to mobilise $1 trillion investment in solar energy

Piyush Goyal  Nigeria, others to mobilise $1 trillion investment in solar energy Energy

Following the signing of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement in New York on 22 April, governments have pledged to take concerted action to lower the costs of clean energy and to unleash a potential investment flow of up to $1 trillion into solar assets, among a raft of other initiatives. At the United Nations in New York, Indian Power, ...

Read More »

China to triple solar capacity by 2020

China to triple solar capacity by 2020 Solar

Under its 13th Five Year Plan, China will nearly triple solar capacity by 2020, adding 15 to 20 gigawatts of solar capacity each year for the next five years, according to Nur Bekri, director of the National Energy Administration. That will bring the country’s installed solar power to more than 140 gigawatts. To put that in context, world solar capacity topped 200 gigawatts last ...

Read More »

Mali to install West Africa’s largest solar grid-connected power plant

Power plant construction Rwanda  Mali to install West Africa’s largest solar grid-connected power plant Power plant construction Rwanda

An historic agreement to Build, Own and Operate (BOO) West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant has been signed by Norwegian company Scatec Solar and the Malian Ministry of Energy and Water and Electricité du Mali (EDM), the electricity utility of Mali. To be located near the ancient city of Segou in South-East Mali, 240 kms from Bamako, the 33 MW solar project ...

Read More »

Solar Impulse 2 announces round world flight path

Solar Impulse 2 unveiling  Solar Impulse 2 announces round world flight path solar impulse 2 unveiling

The Swiss pilots of Solar Impulse 2 unveiled the flight path they plan to take on their 35,000 kilometre around the world journey ahead of take-off from Abu Dhabi. Solar Impulse 2 will take-off from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, in late February or early March and return by late July or early August 2015. The route includes ...

Read More »