Renewables are Growing, But Not Fast Enough

Renewables are Growing, But Not Fast Enough

China accounts for about 40 percent of the global renewable capacity expansion over the forecast period, which is higher than last year because of improved system integration, lower curtailment rates, and enhanced competitiveness of both solar and onshore wind.

Renewables Will Be a Third of Earth’s Electricity in Five Years. Is it Enough?

Renewables Will Be a Third of Earth’s Electricity in Five Years. Is it Enough?

Accounting for 40 percent of global renewable capacity expansion over the forecast period, China is higher than last year.The expanding markets in China, India, the US, and the EU all need to utilize not just solar, but all of the renewable power options to increase the use of eco-friendly energy.

‘Evidence’ shows BiFab-targeted Scottish wind contract may go to China

‘Evidence’ shows BiFab-targeted Scottish wind contract may go to China

But correspondence seen by Energy Voice appears to show that the lion’s share of the work will be carried out at a huge yard close to the South China Sea. The papers clearly state that a China-headquartered firm has been contracted to undertake jacket fabrication work at Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm.

UPDATE 1-China to slash coal-fired power capacity at big utilities by merging assets -document

UPDATE 1-China to slash coal-fired power capacity at big utilities by merging assets -document

“(The utilities) will strive to reduce coal-fired power capacity by one quarter to one third ...cutting total losses by more than 50% from the current level to achieve a significant decline in debt-to-asset ratios by the end of 2021,” the document said.

China aims to boost revenue for renewable power firms

China aims to boost revenue for renewable power firms

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to make power purchasers take fair returns into account when buying electricity from renewable power generators, according to a draft rule issued by the National Energy Administration on Monday aimed at improving their revenues.

How China can reach net-zero emissions by 2050

How China can reach net-zero emissions by 2050

Quoting from the Commission’s announcement, the report highlights the following key sectoral actions necessary achieve net-zero emissions:Accelerate massive increase of renewable electricity generation with capacity improvement on storage, flexibility and demand response.

Jinko Sees Global Solar Market Growing 20% in 2020

Jinko Sees Global Solar Market Growing 20% in 2020

China's delayed announcement of its 2019 subsidy policies weakened demand in the world’s largest solar market this year, but Jinko was still able to log record gross profit in Q3 at $223 million, which it attributed in part to its shift toward mono.

UK climbs world rankings for green energy attractiveness, EY says

UK climbs world rankings for green energy attractiveness, EY says

The UK is now the seventh most attractive destination globally for investment in renewable energy, a new report said.Britain has overtaken Japan, which drops to eighth, while China remains top of the rankings and the US keeps second place in EY’s biannual renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai).

China’s nuclear operator to develop 1 GW solar field

China’s nuclear operator to develop 1 GW solar field

The authorities in Ulanchabu say compliance reviews and administrative procedures will be carried out in the first half of next year with construction due to start on the massive renewables project by August, ready for completion in 2021.Having been founded in 1994 in Guangdong province to operate China’s first nuclear power station – the Daya Bay plant – CGN has long since diversified into solar and wind power.

IHS Markit: Despite China decline global solar growth in 2019 to hit 129GW

IHS Markit: Despite China decline global solar growth in 2019 to hit 129GW

However, the market research firm has become increasingly concerned about the lack of visibility for strong global demand in the second quarter of 2020, compounded by the additional manufacturing capacity (cells and modules) expected to start ramping production in the first half of 2020.

Chinese workers complete world's first operation on 1,100-kv DC transmission line

Chinese workers complete world's first operation on 1,100-kv DC transmission line

"The line linking northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the southern part of Anhui Province is the first 1,100-kv DC transmission line in the world, and there is no previous experience on its operation and maintenance," said Wu Weiguo with Anhui Electric Power Transmission and Transformation Co., Ltd. The west-to-east ultra-high-voltage (UHV) DC power transmission line, stretching 3,324 kilometers long, passes through China's Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Henan and Anhui.

Solar PV prices fall to record lows in tender for 900MW solar park in Dubai

Solar PV prices fall to record lows in tender for 900MW solar park in Dubai

According to IJGlobal, the bid offered by a rival consortium comprising Masdar, French energy giant EDF and China’s Jinko Solar, also beat all previous bids with an offer of $US17.25/MWh. The tender is being run by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), which had already attracted world-record low bids for previous phases, including a then record low of $US24/MWh by ACWA for the fourth phase of the solar park, which will combine solar PV and solar thermal technologies.

REC Silicon May Sell Montana Facility

REC Silicon May Sell Montana Facility

A cash-strapped REC Silicon announced Thursday it’s considering the sale of its Butte, Montana facility, which produces silane gas for use in semiconductors.On Thursday, REC said it expects “a sharp decline” in Q3 shipments, primarily due to lower sales into China and less demand from other semiconductor markets.

BP Names Next CEO as Zero-Carbon Era Looms

BP Names Next CEO as Zero-Carbon Era Looms

One obvious way to deliver more energy with less carbon, Looney said, is "more renewables and gas, pushing coal out of power.".NextEra Energy, already the largest owner of wind and solar capacity in the U.S., now tops the list as the world's largest solar asset owner outside China, according to a new ranking from Wood Mackenzie.

Energy Insiders Podcast: View from China – Climate and carbon markets

Energy Insiders Podcast: View from China – Climate and carbon markets

In this episode, he joins the Energy Insiders podcast to provide the view from China on climate, coal and carbon markets, and why progress on the international front is so slow.You can find this and other episodes of Energy Insiders here and on your favourite podcast platform.

China offshore wind agreement part of ‘strong year’ for Equinor, Woodmac says

China offshore wind agreement part of ‘strong year’ for Equinor, Woodmac says

The announcement of an offshore wind agreement between CPIH (China Power International Holding) and Equinor is part of a year that is “shaping up” to be the energy firm’s best, according to Wood MacKenzie (Woodmac).

Why Solar Execs Say the Game Is Already Over for Non-Renewable Energy

Why Solar Execs Say the Game Is Already Over for Non-Renewable Energy

It’s game over,” said Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower, the California-based solar company, speaking at the Fortune Global Sustainability Forum on Thursday in Yunnan, China.

JinkoSolar Strikes Upbeat Tone on Market Signs in China and the US

JinkoSolar Strikes Upbeat Tone on Market Signs in China and the US

In April, Jinko also announced it would also invest in a new manufacturing facility in China to help meet global demand for high-efficiency solar products.

China Power figures show how much cheaper solar is than coal

China Power figures show how much cheaper solar is than coal

The figures published by China Power International Development Ltd on Thursday showed the company incurred capital expenditure of RMB2.78 billion for its coal plants and only RMB699 million for its solar operations, even though 474.4 MW of new PV capacity was added during the period.

Already Cheaper Than Gas, China’s Renewables to Undercut Coal by 2026

Already Cheaper Than Gas, China’s Renewables to Undercut Coal by 2026

In 2019, new-build ultra-super critical coal plants are the key conventional low-cost power supply option with an LCOE of below $50 per megawatt-hour, while offshore wind is at the high end of the range, hitting $116 per megawatt-hour.

We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

Researchers at North Carolina State University set out to determine how much harm to the climate results from each portion of a scooter’s “life cycle.” They found that most of the harm comes from manufacturing the device, which is typically done in China, and from transporting it around a city, which is typically done by — you guessed it — cars.

ABB to provide control system for China solar gig

ABB to provide control system for China solar gig

Building on the successful delivery of power at the first 50 megawatt CSP in Delingha with China General Nuclear Power Group in late 2018, ABB has been awarded a second contract to deliver an integrated automation solution for a 100MW Urat solar energy project in Inner Mongolia province, China.

GS-Solar Enters an Agreement With Shanxi Coal to Build a 10GW Production Base for Heterojunction Cells

GS-Solar Enters an Agreement With Shanxi Coal to Build a 10GW Production Base for Heterojunction Cells

China’s PV cell manufacturer GS-Solar has signed a cooperation agreement with Shanxi Coal International Energy Group (here referred as Shanxi Coal) to build a 10GW production base for double-sided heterojunction (HDT) cells.

China Pursues More Renewable Energy At Home & Abroad

China Pursues More Renewable Energy At Home & Abroad

“We consider Kenya a strategic market for our solar products as the government promotes use of clean energy in homes and industries,” said Tan, adding that the expo presents an opportunity for her company to conduct extensive research on sustainability of solar solutions market in Kenya and the region.

Eastern Europe going cold on nuclear power

Eastern Europe going cold on nuclear power

to build two new reactors at the aging plant near the town, there’s still no start date for the bulk of the work. Romania, which debated for a decade whether to add new reactors to its Cernavoda plant near the Black Sea, signed a preliminary deal in May with China General Nuclear Power Corp.

China’s AVIC offers to finance, build HPP Buk Bijela, 4 small hydropower plants

China’s AVIC offers to finance, build HPP Buk Bijela, 4 small hydropower plants

China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation (AVIC) has expressed interest in the construction of three large hydropower plants (HPPs) – Buk Bijela, Foča, and Paunci – and four small hydropower plants (SHPPs), the Ministry of Energy and Mining said on its website.

Fading Electric Vehicle Support in US and China Could Delay Peak Oil Demand

Fading Electric Vehicle Support in US and China Could Delay Peak Oil Demand

Policy support for electric vehicles is waning in key markets around the world, potentially softening EV sales and pushing back forecasts for a peak in global oil demand, according to a new report by Rapidan Energy Group.

Chinese solar manufacturers guiding big hikes in 1H 2019 financial results

Chinese solar manufacturers guiding big hikes in 1H 2019 financial results

China-based integrated polysilicon and the largest merchant cell manufacturer, Tongwei Group has guided net profit was expected to increase in a range of 55% to 65% in the first half of 2019.

Nanobowl arrays endow perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

Nanobowl arrays endow perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

They succeeded in using TiO2 NB arrays as a photonic ETL to integrate with a uniform thin overlayer of CH3NH3PbI3, achieving high-efficiency colorful perovskite solar cells . More information: Wenhui Wang et al, High-efficiency colorful perovskite solar cells using TiO2 nanobowl arrays as a structured electron transport layer, Science China Materials (2019).

UPDATE 1-China sets 2019 subsidies for large-scale solar power projects at $248 mln

UPDATE 1-China sets 2019 subsidies for large-scale solar power projects at $248 mln

BEIJING, July 11 (Reuters) - China has estimated government subsidies for centralised solar power projects in 2019 at 1.7 billion yuan ($247.64 million), involving total installed capacity of 22.79 gigawatts (GW), the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Thursday.