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IEEFA: Why India can’t match the Gulf region’s record-low solar tariffs

5-10% annual decline in tariffs estimated for the next decade

29 August 2020 (IEEFA India): A number of countries in the Gulf region have set record-low prices for solar in recent years, leading to hopes that India and other countries may soon be able to achieve similarly cheap – or cheaper – solar tariffs. But a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

IEEFA report: Volts from the blue – floating solar to generate 900% more electricity across Asia-Pacific

IEEFA report: Volts from the blue – floating solar to generate 900% more electricity across Asia-Pacific

From below 1MW before 2019, ASEAN nations now have over 51MW installed and 858MW planned

July 1, 2020 (IEEFA) – Asia leads Europe in deploying floating solar, also known as floating photovoltaic (FPV), a new IEEFA report finds. Energy finance analysts Sara Jane Ahmed and Elrika Hamdi note that power demand in the Philippines and Malaysia has dropped by as much as 16% during the COVID-19 lockdown, causing extreme stress […]

IEEFA: Renewables continue to break records despite COVID-19

IEEFA: Renewables continue to break records despite COVID-19

Solar costs continue to decline

8 June 2020 (IEEFA Australia): Despite the devastating impact of COVID-19, during the months of April and May, renewable energy continued to break records, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  Most strikingly, April 2020 saw the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) award a 1.5 gigawatt (GW) solar tender to […]

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UAE begins producing aluminum with solar power in world first

Renew Economy: The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to decarbonising the global manufacturing industry. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) jointly announced this […]

January 19, 2021 Read More →

Concentrated solar, molten salt storage featured in next phase of Dubai green energy project

Khaleej Times: The fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, that Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is building, will have the largest energy storage capacity in the world of 15 hours on completion, allowing for energy availability around the clock. The 950MW 4th phase is the largest investment project in […]

December 1, 2020 Read More →

UAE considering green hydrogen options with record-low solar power prices

Bloomberg: The United Arab Emirates may use more solar energy for its power grid and to produce hydrogen as prices fall, a government official said. Two local companies have offered to supply solar power from an Abu Dhabi project at a record-low price, according to Sharif Al Olama, under-secretary at the UAE’s Ministry of Energy […]

October 21, 2020 Read More →

IEEFA India: Interpreting solar tariff trends

Implications of low bids for future growth

This Q&A first appeared in RenewableWatch Solar energy tariffs have witnessed a gradual decline over the years in India and globally. A recent auction for 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar projects conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) witnessed a record-low tariff of Rs 2.36 per kWh. At the same time, the world’s […]

September 29, 2020 Read More →
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IEEFA: Why India can’t match the Gulf region’s record-low solar tariffs

5-10% annual decline in tariffs estimated for the next decade

29 August 2020 (IEEFA India): A number of countries in the Gulf region have set record-low prices for solar in recent years, leading to hopes that India and other countries may soon be able to achieve similarly cheap – or cheaper – solar tariffs. But a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

UAE’s Masdar buys big stake in EDF Renewables’ U.S. renewable energy pipeline

Greentech Media: In one of the U.S. renewable energy market’s biggest deals in a challenging year, Masdar is set to acquire a 50 percent stake in a 1.6-gigawatt portfolio of advanced wind, solar and energy storage projects from EDF Renewables North America. The deal, expected to close later this year, represents a new front in […]

August 14, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA report: Volts from the blue – floating solar to generate 900% more electricity across Asia-Pacific
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IEEFA report: Volts from the blue – floating solar to generate 900% more electricity across Asia-Pacific

From below 1MW before 2019, ASEAN nations now have over 51MW installed and 858MW planned

July 1, 2020 (IEEFA) – Asia leads Europe in deploying floating solar, also known as floating photovoltaic (FPV), a new IEEFA report finds. Energy finance analysts Sara Jane Ahmed and Elrika Hamdi note that power demand in the Philippines and Malaysia has dropped by as much as 16% during the COVID-19 lockdown, causing extreme stress […]

UAE’s Masdar to build 500MW wind farm in Uzbekistan

ReNews.biz: United Arab Emirates-based renewables developer Masdar has signed an agreement with the government of Uzbekistan to build a 500MW wind project. The agreement, with the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan and JSC National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan, covers the design, financing, construction and operation of the wind farm. […]

June 10, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA: Renewables continue to break records despite COVID-19
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IEEFA: Renewables continue to break records despite COVID-19

Solar costs continue to decline

8 June 2020 (IEEFA Australia): Despite the devastating impact of COVID-19, during the months of April and May, renewable energy continued to break records, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  Most strikingly, April 2020 saw the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) award a 1.5 gigawatt (GW) solar tender to […]

IEEFA update: The outlook for thermal coal in Southeast Asia and South Asia

Seven headwinds are building to sustained growth in coal in Asia

The medium term outlook for thermal coal in Southeast Asia is positive. The region is likely to see a continuation of growing energy demand on the back of strong demographic trends which underpin a strong regional economic growth profile. HOWEVER, INVESTORS AND CORPORATES SHOULD PROCEED WITH EYES WIDE OPEN to the risks of the global […]