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The rise of solar power production in Africa

The rise of solar power production in Africa

In which continent is there the biggest desert in the world, five of the six countries with the highest solar irradiance and the warmest area in the world? Obviously, we are talking about Afrika. If we just consider these data, It would seem logical that this continent produces most of the solar energy generated worldwide. In reality however the African production amounts to a mere 1334 MW in 2014. That represents… less than 1% of the global solar production!

Solar energy improves people’s access to electricity in Kenya

Solar energy improves people’s access to electricity in Kenya

In order to reach its objectives of developing its electricity generation from renewable resources, the Kenyan Energy Ministry has established in 2008 a Feed-in-Tariff policy, subsidising renewables-based electricity production.

Latin America boasts record-breaking quarter for utility-scale solar

Latin America boasts record-breaking quarter for utility-scale solar

It´s been a record-breaking quarter for the Latin American photovoltaic industry. Utility-scale solar installations grew by the largest amount ever and there are no signs of a slow-down.

California takes next step in energy transition

California takes next step in energy transition

The California energy transition is moving forward. As the installation of distributed energy resources are being ramped up in many parts of the US, California is the first state to craft new rules that would allow the sale of electricity from distributed sources on the wholesale market.

California Senate doubles down on RPS requirement

California Senate doubles down on RPS requirement

The California State Senate has upped the ante on renewable energy, having passed legislation that would raise the state’s renewable electricity goal to 50% by 2030. If the upgraded renewable portfolio standard (RPS) becomes law, California would continue to reap the benefits of a vibrant renewable market, particularly where photovoltaic and wind technologies are concerned.

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