September 15 2020

Maldives Pitches Sunshine to Solar Investors: Q&A

The tourism-driven economy of Maldives has been hit hard by the pandemic. Yet, it is doubling down on its clean energy transition plan which revolves around solar power.

September 3 2020

Vale to Install Brazil’s Largest Battery Storage System

Brazilian mining giant Vale is partnering with Siemens and MicroPower Comerc on a 5MW/10MWh lithium-ion battery system at a large port facility in Rio de Janeiro.

September 1 2020

Solar and Wind Reach 67% of New Power Capacity Added Globally in 2019, while Fossil Fuels Slide to 25%

  Photovoltaics by far the world’s leading power-generating technology installed in 2019; 45% of capacity added was solar with one third of all countries making it their top choice   New York and São Paulo, September 1, 2020 – Photovoltaics (PV) dominated as the main new power-generating technology source added to grids in dozens of countries […]

August 20 2020

Solar Power Finds Ripe New Market in Crop Protection

Which solar panel works best with which crop? The answer to that question is being sought in hundreds of farms around the world.

August 13 2020

Power Sector To Spend $5 Billion on Software by 2025

New BloombergNEF research shows that the power sector will spend $3.2 billion on software in 2020 to optimize the performance, costs and revenues of generation and grid assets.

August 7 2020

McCrone: Don’t Get Euphoric – Risks Yet For World Energy Transition

"I see five big hazards facing the low-carbon transition from the second half of 2020 onwards. The first of them concerns the months ahead and into next year, the others are more likely to have an impact in the medium term."

August 4 2020

Oil & Gas Majors Pivoting to Renewables in Pandemic: Q&A

The global pandemic of 2020 has slowed down demand for oil and gas but provided a big boost for renewables, said Mona Dajani, partner and global head of energy and infrastructure at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in New York.

July 27 2020

Virus May Speed Low-Carbon Shift, Google’s Hamel Says: Q&A

The Covid-19 pandemic is hurting the clean energy industry now but may bring about a boom similar to the effect of the 2008 recession, Jeff Hamel, Google’s head of industry partnerships, said in an interview with BloombergNEF.

July 13 2020

Colossal Six Months for Offshore Wind Support Renewable Energy Investment in First Half of 2020

  Global investment in new renewables capacity rose 5% in 1H 2020, defying Covid-19 recession   London and New York, July 13, 2020 – Renewable energy capacity investment showed great resilience in the first half of 2020, in the face of the unprecedented economic shock caused by the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from […]

July 1 2020

Solar Mini-grids Set to Play Critical Role in Achieving Universal Electricity Access with Right Policy Support

  BNEF and SEforALL research for the Mini-Grids Partnership identified 5,544 installed mini-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and small island nations, with some in Latin America. The estimated cost of electricity is $0.49-0.68/kWh for isolated solar hybrid mini-grids for productive-use customers and households. 111 million households could be served by mini-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and […]

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