Solar

India added 438 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity in Q3 2020, a 114% increase compared to 205 MW installed in Q2 2020, according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q3 2020 India Solar Market Update. Solar installations were down by 80% year-over-year (YoY) compared to 2,177 MW added in Q3 2019.  Solar installations in the first...
Wind Power

Onshore wind turbine inspection and cleaning company Aerones announced that it received a 2.5M € ($2.9M) grant from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to expand its turbine blade inspection, maintenance and repair offerings to offshore wind. The grant will be used to adapt the company’s already established onshore technology so it can be...
Wind Power

Novartis announced last week that it signed five virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), which are expected to collectively add more than 275 megawatts of clean power to the electrical grid. This move makes Novartis the first pharmaceutical company set to achieve 100% renewable electricity in its European operations through VPPAs. “At Novartis, environmental sustainability is...
Wind Power

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is supporting a project designed to ensure energy reliability for telecommunications companies. ARENA has issued $341,990 in funding to help Diffuse Energy to demonstrate the effectiveness of its micro wind turbine solution in ensuring power reliability for telcos. As part of a $922,307 project, the startup will install its...
Offshore

To help meet the EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission last week presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy, which proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of...
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The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Global Wind Energy Council have teamed up to accelerate the adoption and deployment of windpower and other renewables worldwide to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This agreement was signed by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and GWEC chief executive Ben Backwell. “Wind energy as a scalable, clean...
DER

Sunrun announced that it has contracted with Southern California Edison (SCE) in a deal that it says will increase grid resilience and lower power costs. SCE will send signals to Sunrun during high-demand events such as extreme heat waves when the energy grid is strained. In response, Sunrun will dispatch energy from thousands of its...