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Asia continues to lead in number of 1GW+ solar projects in pipeline

PV Tech:  Asia boasts a growing number of markets with solar development pipelines in excess of 1GW, a new report by Fitch has found, with the region dominating the consultancy’s project database analysis this year. While solar development in Asia is of course dominated by China, Fitch noted that ten markets in the continent hold […]

June 15, 2021 Read More →

Germany and Australia sign accord to boost hydrogen production, trade

Reuters: Germany and Australia on Sunday signed a bilateral alliance on hydrogen production and trade to try to facilitate a renewable energy-based hydrogen supply chain between the two countries. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and Education and Research Minister Anja Karliczek signed a letter of intent to set up a “Germany Australia Hydrogen Accord” with Australian […]

June 14, 2021 Read More →

White House pushing for world lead in lithium-ion battery race

Canary Media:  The United States has already lost the solar power manufacturing race to China. Now the Biden administration wants to make sure that it doesn’t lose the lithium-ion battery race. That’s the focus of a new set of policies announced by the Department of Energy on Tuesday, aimed at regaining market share from China, […]

June 10, 2021 Read More →

Engie unveils new corporate strategy including focus on renewables

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): After a long search for focus and direction, and five months since its new leader took charge, French multi-utility Engie SA presented a new corporate strategy. The result is a four-pronged group — slimmed down from 25 business units — focused on renewables, energy solutions, networks, and thermal and supply. […]

May 20, 2021 Read More →

Chile accelerates deadline to shut down coal-fired power plants

S&P Global Platts ($): Chile plans to close half of its coal-fired power plants by 2025, 15 years ahead of a deadline to eliminate the fossil fuel from its power mix, Energy Minister Juan Carlo Jobet said April 28. “We are continuing to consolidate the age of clean energy and leaving behind the coal age,” […]

April 29, 2021 Read More →

Latin America possesses potential to become key hydrogen player As oil majors around the world solidify their positions in the hydrogen industry, the IEA has highlighted Latin America as a clear area of opportunity for the production of what many expect to be the energy source of the future.  “Latin America could become a key contributor to the global push towards low carbon […]

April 28, 2021 Read More →

Chile takes Latin America lead for early works renewables pipeline

Bnamericas ($): A flurry of large and small-scale renewable projects totaling US$2.6bn in new investments have been filed for environmental approval in Chile over the past month. According to environmental agency SEA, eight large-scale projects were presented in April for a combined investment of US$1.68bn, together with 93 smaller projects totaling US$954mn. The news highlight […]

April 27, 2021 Read More →

Norway’s Statkraft to build three wind farms in Chile Norwegian energy company Statkraft has unveiled plans to build its first wind farms in Chile, comprising the three-project 102MW Torsa complex. Construction at Torsa, which will feature 19 Nordex N163/5.X machines, will start in the second half of this year. The three wind farms are called Cardonal, Manantiales and Los Cerillos and will be […]

April 12, 2021 Read More →

Chile expects record 4GW of wind, solar capacity to come online in 2021

Bnamericas: Chile’s race to a 100% renewable grid is expected to continue this year as the addition of new projects to the country’s grid accelerates. Starting in 2014, Chile has seen increasing participation of conventional and non-conventional renewable sources in its power matrix. In 2020, the change was more dramatic than ever, and renewable sources […]

April 6, 2021 Read More →

Highview Power says its long duration energy storage pipeline totals 400MW/4GWh

Recharge: The market leader in build-anywhere long-duration energy storage, Highview Power, now has more than a dozen firm projects in its pipeline, adding up to roughly 400MW/4GWh, the company’s chief executive reveals to Recharge. Eight of these will enter the execution phase this year or next, in addition to the 50MW/250MWh project currently under construction […]

March 2, 2021 Read More →