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Will This Be The Worlds Largest Floating Solar PV Plant?

A unit of Indonesian power utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) on Tuesday agreed with United Arab Emirates company Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co (Masdar) to develop what they said could become the world's largest floating photovoltaic plant. Masdar and PLN unit PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali (PJB) will build a 200-megawatt floating photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Cirata dam, owned by PJB, in West Java, at a co ...

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Chinese Solar Manufacturers Refocus On Asia

China's big solar panel manufacturers are pushing hard for market share in Japan, threatening to edge out local manufacturers as cost-conscious solar plant operators are enticed by the lower prices Chinese producers offer. Companies such as JinkoSolar Holding and Trina Solar sense an opening for their low-cost products, as plant operators in Japan look to cut spending in response to a change in the country' ...

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MAIF Plans Entry To India’s Solar Market

After investments in India’s thermal power market, Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund (MAIF) is now planning entry into India’s rapidly growing solar power market. According to media reports, Hindustan Powerprojects Limited is planning to sell off some of its solar power assets to MAIF as the former looks to expand its solar base globally. Hindustan Powerprojects confirmed the development to an Indian busin ...

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Solar Cost Will Fall Further

Solar power costs will fall by another 60 percent over the next decade giving an already booming market another boost, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said on Monday. Solar power is in the midst of boom because of sharp drops in costs and efficiency improvements, pushing global capacity from virtually zero at the start of the century to 300 gigawatt (GW) by the end of 2016, a f ...

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Enel Starts Construction of Australias Largest Solar Plant

Enel, through a joint venture between the Group’s fully-owned renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”) and Dutch Infrastructure Fund (“DIF”), has begun construction of the 137.7 MW1 Bungala Solar One photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located near Port Augusta in South Australia. The plant constitutes the first part of the Bungala Solar PV Project, whose capacity will total more than 275 M ...

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If just 0.1 per cent of Indonesia’s land area was used to generate solar energy, about 40 per cent of the energy demands of the vast archipelago of 260 million people could be met, according to data from the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). But the uptake of solar in Southeast Asia’s largest economy is lagging in a region that—despite being twice as sunny as Northern Europe—is strugglin ...

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India’s $2.5 Billion Electrification Plan Explained

Almost one in four Indians live without electricity. The majority of those 300 million -- equivalent to the combined populations of Germany, the UK, France Italy and Australia -- live in remote rural areas, complicating previous efforts to connect households to the national grid. And whereas living standards in major Indian cities continue to rise, these rural villages remain largely impoverished -- cut off ...

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China Smashes Solar Goals 3 Years Ahead of Target!

Renewable energy groups are urging Europe to follow China’s example as Beijing more than doubles its solar power target for 2020 three years early. Figures released by the Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) solar industry firm indicate that China has far surpassed it goal of 105 gigawatts by the year 2020 due to its expanded solar capacity. This makes China a world leader in solar power. Air ...

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Australia’s Solar Export to Indonesia

An ambitious energy export plan could see solar power generated in Western Australia's north-west piped to Indonesia. A report commissioned by the Pilbara Development Commission and authored by Australian and Indonesian researchers looked into the potential to export electricity generated by photovoltaic (PV) solar in the Pilbara to Asia. The study found it was feasible to deliver energy generated from a Pi ...

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Sri Lanka Can Meet Energy Demand With Renewables

Sri Lanka would be able to meet its current and future electricity demand by use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme and Asian Development Bank. The report, titled Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector—100 percent Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050, noted that by then Sri Lanka’s installed electricity generation capacity needs would i ...

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