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Ireland to close its only coal plant, convert site to offshore wind hub

Silicon Republic: The [915 megawatt Moneypoint] coal-burning power plant in Co Clare will be transformed into a renewable energy site over the next decade. A 1,400MW floating offshore windfarm, a turbine construction hub and a hydrogen production facility are among the plans to transform ESB’s Moneypoint site into a green energy hub. Today (9 April) […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power to sell output from 1.5GW solar project for $0.012/kWh

Renewables Now: A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power has sealed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell the output of a 1.5-GW solar complex in Sudair to the Saudi Power Procurement Company. The Sudair solar project is being developed by Acwa Power, in which the Public Investment Fund (PIF) owns a 50% […]

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Navajo Nation moving forward with two solar projects totaling 270MW of capacity

Associated Press: The Navajo Nation is moving forward with two more solar plants on the reservation that are expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the tribe over the projects’ lifetimes. Tribal leaders met at the site of the larger solar plant in Cameron on Tuesday to finalize the lease for the Cameron […]

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Dutch firm Eneco plans to double solar, wind portfolio by 2025

PV Tech: Dutch energy firm Eneco is aiming to ramp up its solar energy portfolio in both the Netherlands and Belgium as part of an updated strategy aimed at accelerating the energy transition. After adding 202MW of renewables in 2020, the company is looking to double its solar and wind capacity to 2.5GW in the […]

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Canadian Solar begins construction on four solar projects in Japan

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Canadian Solar Inc. has started building four solar projects in Japan totaling 143 MWp, according to an April 7 news release. The projects include the 100-MWp Azuma Kofuji project in the Fukushima Prefecture. It is Canadian Solar’s largest project in the country to date and is expected to reach commercial […]

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India’s ReNew Power plans $9 billion investment to triple green energy capacity by 2025

Bloomberg: ReNew Power Pvt., one of India’s biggest renewable power producers, plans to invest $9 billion in wind and solar projects through 2025 amid a government-backed effort to reduce emissions. The company, backed by investors such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, aims to more than triple its renewable power […]

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Czech utility CEZ to close remaining 600MW at coal-fired Detmarovice power plant

S&P Global Platts ($): Dominant Czech electricity producer CEZ a.s. will close all three remaining units of its coal-fired Detmarovice power plant, with a total capacity of 600 MW, by the end of the 2022-2023 heating season at the latest, the company said in a statement on April 6. The three units in the eastern […]

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Green hydrogen to be cost-competitive by 2030—BloombergNEF

E&E News ($): A new report is raising questions about the future cost of hydrogen, suggesting that renewable versions of the fuel will “undercut” other low-carbon types in the next decade. Published yesterday by BloombergNEF, the analysis found that “green” or renewable hydrogen, made with solar or wind power, will become cheaper than “blue” hydrogen […]

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Polish regulators back Orsted, RWE offshore wind projects

Re.News.biz: The Polish Energy Regulatory Office (URE) has awarded a Contract for Difference to Orsted and PGE’s Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 (2500MW) offshore wind projects and RWE’s 350MW FEW Baltic 2 project. The Baltica 3 and 2 CfDs have been awarded at a maximum of PLN319.60 (€70) per megawatt-hour in accordance with the Decree […]

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Indonesian steel company to build 40MW floating solar project

The Jakarta Post/ANN: State-owned steelmaker Krakatau Steel plans to build a 40 megawatt (MW) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power station in Banten to power the operations of its water treatment subsidiary, PT Krakatau Tirta Industri (KTI). KTI signed a US$14 million deal on Monday (April 5) with energy company Akuo Energy Indonesia, a subsidiary of […]

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