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Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions selects Light Source People as official supplier
today
Source: Energy Global

Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions selects Light Source People as official supplier

After a rigorous tender process, Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions have selected Light Source People as an official supplier to provide contractors and permanent staff in a global framework agreement to the company’s offshore wind projects and wider renewables portfolio globally for the next five years. Light Source People (LSP) have been selected to supply specialist offshore wind and renewable energy resources to the international energy giant, supporting its global portfolio.

Opinion divided on the UK’s ability to meet 2030 wind energy targets
yesterday

Opinion divided on the UK’s ability to meet 2030 wind energy targets

The UK government unveiled plan to increase its offshore wind power capacity from 30GW to 40GW by 2030, in October 2020. The UK government unveiled plan to increase its offshore wind power capacity from 30GW to 40GW by 2030, in October 2020.Verdict has conducted a poll to assess whether the UK will be able to reach its goal of having adequate offshore wind farms.

Amp Power Australia to establish renewable energy hub
yesterday

Amp Power Australia to establish renewable energy hub

Amp Energy’s Australian operating company, Amp Power Australia, is set to establish a portfolio of integrated solar photovoltaic (PV), wind and battery energy storage (BESS) assets. Amp Energy’s Australian operating company, Amp Power Australia, is set to establish a portfolio of integrated solar photovoltaic (PV), wind and battery energy storage (BESS) assets. The Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia (REHSA) will involve a total investment of more than A$2bn ($1.54bn).

Ramboll to support 10GW energy island
April 30, 2021
Source: Renews.Biz

Ramboll to support 10GW energy island

Engineering firm Ramboll will provide high-level support to the VindØ consortium in planning the world’s first energy island in the North Sea. The Danish company is providing detailed studies of possible activities on the island, also due to be called VindØ, which is slated to include windfarms with a combined generating capacity of 10GW. The company is also looking at including a data centre in plans for the project.

BOEM kicks off Revolution Wind review
April 30, 2021
Source: Renews.Biz

BOEM kicks off Revolution Wind review

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has begun its environmental review of the 880MW Revolution Wind project off the coast of Rhode Island and Connecticut. BOEM has today issued its notice of intent (NoI) to prepare the required environmental impact statement (EIS) on the project’s construction and operations plan. The publication of the NoI opens a 30-day public comment period.

Renewables push will pave way for green hydrogen
April 29, 2021
Source: Renews.Biz

Renewables push will pave way for green hydrogen

Supportive net zero policies, a steep decline in production costs from electrolysis as well as a broad push towards renewables will pave the way for the widespread adoption of green hydrogen. A series of reports from S&P Global Ratings explores the potential of clean hydrogen to drive decarbonisation across the economy. They found that cost continues to present a major setback to the wider spread adoption of hydrogen.

US solar power grows by 26% in 2020
April 29, 2021
Source: Renews.Biz

US solar power grows by 26% in 2020

Solar power generation in the US increased by 26% year on year in 2020 according to data from TradingPlatforms.com.In total, last year just under 91,000m KWh of solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) power was produced. Solar power generation in the US has risen dramatically over the last two decades. This gave solar power generation a CAGR of 53.99% from 2010-2020.

Amazon set to reach 100% renewable energy by 2025
April 21, 2021
Source: Energy Global

Amazon set to reach 100% renewable energy by 2025

Amazon has announced nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the US, Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally, including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores worldwide, which will generate 8.5 GW of electricity production capacity globally. With this latest announcement, Amazon is now one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy in Europe.

DNV supports Saudi Arabia’s Sudair Solar PV project
April 21, 2021
Source: Energy Global

DNV supports Saudi Arabia’s Sudair Solar PV project

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has acted as technical consultant to Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) during the development of the 1.5 GW Sudair Solar PV project. DNV supported SPPC for over two years with a scope of work which included preparation of project protocol documents, setting the technical conditions of the project, such as project grid interconnection requirements, technical aspects of the PPA and the transmission connection agreement.

Renewable energy key part of India's growth programmes, says Javadekar
April 19, 2021
Source: The Hindu

Renewable energy key part of India's growth programmes, says Javadekar

The Environment Minister says the country contributions towards global emissions are as low as 7%. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said India is increasingly leveraging renewable energy to fuel its growing power consumption as it scales programmes like Aatmanirbhar Bharat. India has only 3% contribution in the historical emissions and that the U.S., Europe and other regions have contributed more to harmful emissions over the last 150 years.

Qair brings live Nestle-contracted solar plant in Morocco
April 17, 2021
Source: Renewables Now

Qair brings live Nestle-contracted solar plant in Morocco

French renewable power producer Qair on Monday announced the commissioning of a ground-based photovoltaic (PV) plant in Morocco that will be supplying Swiss food and drinks giant Nestle SA (VTX:NESN). Located at the site of Nestle Morocco’s factory in El Jadida, the solar park is equipped with 2,600 PV panels that cover a total area of over 7,000 sq m (75,300 sq ft).

IFC aims to help Azerbaijan develop offshore wind
April 17, 2021
Source: Renewables Now

IFC aims to help Azerbaijan develop offshore wind

April 16 (Renewables Now) - The International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Azerbaijan's Ministry of Energy to help the country develop offshore wind. IFC plans to work with the ministry to create a roadmap for the development of the offshore wind energy sector in Azerbaijan. Further on, it expects to continue partnering with the ministry on implementing the roadmap.

Clearway to construct solar and storage projects in Hawai‘i
April 15, 2021
Source: Energy Global

Clearway to construct solar and storage projects in Hawai‘i

Following a traditional Hawaiian blessing, Clearway Energy Group broke ground on two utility-scale solar projects in Mililani and Waiawa, Hawai‘i, advancing the state’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. The 39 MW Mililani I Solar and 36 MW Waiawa Solar Power sites will be paired with a combined 300 MWh of storage, becoming among the first utility-scale battery storage and solar on the island.

EPH and GE Renewable Energy sign onshore wind agreement
April 15, 2021
Source: Energy Global

EPH and GE Renewable Energy sign onshore wind agreement

EP New Energies (EPNE), the EPH group owned renewables developer, selected GE Renewable Energy (GE) to supply 50 wind turbines, each with 6 MW rated capacity. The wind turbines will be installed in onshore wind farms being developed by EPNE in Germany, among them the 100 MW project, Forst-Briesnig II, in the Federal State of Brandenburg, which is owned by LEAG.

IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements
April 13, 2021
Source: IRENA

IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work closely to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor regions. The agreement aims to advance the global energy transformation towards a net zero energy future particularly in developing countries.

ACWA Power unveils Saudi Arabia’s first renewable energy project
April 13, 2021

ACWA Power unveils Saudi Arabia’s first renewable energy project

Saudi Arabian energy company ACWA Power has announced the opening of a utility-scale solar renewable energy project in the country. The 300MW Sakaka PV independent power producer (IPP), which was built with an investment of SAR1.2bn ($319m), was inaugurated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Salman said: “The private sector plays a fundamental role in the development of renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia.

GreenFire Energy and Mitsui Oil Exploration assess geothermal resource in Japan
April 12, 2021
Source: Energy Global

GreenFire Energy and Mitsui Oil Exploration assess geothermal resource in Japan

GreenFire Energy Inc. and the Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. (MOECO) have announced that they have entered an agreement for GreenFire Energy to design and assist MOECO in performing a demonstration and testing of one of GreenFire Energy’s closed-loop geothermal solutions at a geothermal resource in Japan. The company has been focused on geothermal energy as an important potential source of renewable energy in Japan and other areas.

IFC proposes $50mn debt finance for Thar Surya solar power project
April 12, 2021
Source: The Pioneer

IFC proposes $50mn debt finance for Thar Surya solar power project

International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to debt finance the construction of Thar Surya 1 Pvt Ltd’s 300 MW solar power project in Bikaner, Rajasthan by $50 million. Apart from lending $50 million, IFC will also mobilise $100 million debt through parallel lenders. According to IFC, the total solar power project cost is estimated at $200 million.

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