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2016 considered another record year for renewable energy

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The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), regarded as the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) installed, increasing total global capacity by almost 9% over ...

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ADB’s $200m loan package boosts energy efficiency in India

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on Friday, March 31, 2017 signed a $200 million loan to finance installation of millions of energy-efficient lights in streets and homes as well as energy-efficient water pumps across India that will lead to energy savings of around 3,800 gigawatt-hours annually. ADB funds will be provided to Energy Efficiency Services ...

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Solar minigrids can unlock Africa’s off-grid market – Report

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Minigrids, small isolated distribution networks increasingly powered by clean energy, could capture an increasing share of the $740 million sub-Saharan off-grid market, according to a report released by Rocky Mountain Institute on Monday, March 20, 2017. “The minigrid market has the potential to reach $1.5 billion annually and could include many millions more people if product manufacturers and services providers along ...

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Solar emerges largest source of new energy in U.S.

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Solar developers installed a record 14.6 gigawatts in the U.S. last year; almost double the total from 2015 and enough to make photovoltaic panels the largest source of new electric capacity for the first time. Solar energy information, Solar water heater, Alternative energy sources. Solar panels on rooftops and fields accounted for 39 percent of new generation last year, according to ...

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Africa embracing solar for energy security, growth

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Africa has abundant renewable energy resources. Traditionally reliant on hydropower, the continent is turning to solar photovoltaics (PV) to bolster energy security and support rapid economic growth in a sustainable manner. With recent substantial cost reductions, solar PV offers a rapid, cost-effective way to provide utility-scale electricity for the grid and modern energy services to the approximately 600 million Africans ...

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Solar could provide 13% of world power by 2030

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Less than 2% of today’s global electricity is generated by solar photovoltaics (PV), but this is set to change. According to an IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) report released on Wednesday at InterSolar Europe, this figure could grow to 13% by 2030. The report titled “Letting in the Light: How Solar Photovoltaics Will Revolutionise the Electricity System” finds the solar industry ...

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Australia to invest $1 billion in clean energy

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The Australian Government is establishing a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support emerging technologies make the leap from demonstration to commercial deployment. This will drive innovation and create the jobs of the future, while delivering a financial benefit from the investment of public money. The $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund will be jointly managed by the Clean ...

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Campaigners back solar, wind energy, knock biofuels

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has backed a move towards renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy as a solution to addressing the energy crisis in the developing world. Dr Godwin Ojo, head of ERA/FoEN, who made the submission on Monday in Port Harcourt, River State, at the organisation’s 8th National Environment Congress, frowned ...

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BoI/UNDP initiative retrofits rural homes with solar systems

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Foremost development finance institution, Bank of Industry (BoI) in a collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), recently commissioned 48KW pilot model off-grid solar home systems in two rural communities in the North-East and South West zones of the country. Olufemi Adeosun writes that the initiative will not only help to cater for the energy needs of the people in ...

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