Category Archives: News

IEO Forecasts That Poland Will Install 2GW of PV Generation Capacity in 2021

published: 2021-04-30 9:30 | editor | category: News
The Institute of Renewable Energy (Instytut Energetyki Odnawialnej, or IEO) stated via a news release on March 17 that Poland is forecasted to add 2GW of PV generation capacity in 2021. IEO is a Polish research organization that covers renewable energies. In its news release, IEO also stated that Poland’s total installed PV generation capacity will grow to the level of 15GW by 2025. ...  more

Saudi Government Signs PPAs with Seven Independent PV Projects

published: 2021-04-29 9:30 | editor | category: News
Reuters and other foreign news agencies reported that the government of Saudi Arabia has just entered PPAs with seven new solar projects and inaugurated the Sakaka PV Power Plant. Local news outlets also reported that the construction of the Dumat al-Jandal wind farm, which is the first utility-scale wind project in Saudi Arabia, is halfway to completion. The seven new projects, together with the Sakaka PV Power Plant and Dumat al-Jandal wind farm, are expected to provide more than 3.6GW of generation capacity. This amount is enough to power more than 600,000 households in the country. ...  more

Pakistan Is Poised to Implement 860MW of Solar and Wind Projects

published: 2021-04-28 9:30 | editor | category: News
As quoted by Associated Press and local news agencies, the Pakistani government said 16 solar and wind projects that are under development in the country have completed financial closing and will be “fully operationalized” within this year. Together, the 16 projects have a total generation capacity of 860MW. ...  more

UPS Orders 10 Units of Electric VTOL Aircrafts

published: 2021-04-26 9:30 | editor | category: News
Apart from electric vehicles, UPS has now also targeted at low carbon aerial transportation by officially order 10 units of electric aircrafts, and will increase the order to 150 units depending on the results. ...  more

Australian Regulatory Authority Again Proposes a Tax on Power Export from Rooftop PV Systems

published: 2021-04-26 9:30 | editor | category: News
According to reports from Australian news agencies, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is again putting forward the controversial proposal that owners of rooftop PV systems should be taxed for selling their electricity to power distribution companies. AEMC is responsible for designing the rules that regulates the country’s energy market. ...  more

Brand New Carbon Capture Method Satisfies Green Hydrogen Production and Construction Emission Simultaneously

published: 2021-04-23 9:30 | editor | category: News
The carbon capture and storage (CSS) technology that has been established for years is used to primarily store the carbon dioxide generated from power plants and factories in deep underground in order to avoid excessive emission of the gas, and now Australian scientists have also introduced a “greener” carbon capture method that not only stores carbon dioxide within water, but also derives functional byproducts such as hydrogen and calcium carbonate (CaCO3) through solar and wind energy at the same time. ...  more

ACWA and Egyptian Government Sign Contracts to Officially Implement 200MW Kom Ombo PV Project

published: 2021-04-23 9:30 | editor | category: News
ACWA Power, a Saudi developer of energy and desalination projects, announced on April 7 that it has finalized its agreement with the Egyptian government to build the 200MW Kom Ombo PV power plant. At a virtual event, both parties signed a 25-year PPA and a network connection contract. The attendees were the representatives from ACWA, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), and Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority. ...  more