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IRENA: Solar, wind most competitive energy sources in UAE

An expert panel discusses the benefits of solar at the launch event for the UAE reprot in Abu Dhabi - 8.4.2015.

A new study estimates $1.9 billion in annual savings by 2030 for the United Arab Emirates if the country can achieve a 10% renewable energy mix.


SunEdison taps Flextronics to manufacture modules in Mexico

Flextronics

The deal increases Flextronics' manufacturing capacity to more than 1.7 GW. SunEdison will use the modules for residential, utility and commercial projects in the United States.


Texas microgrid to integrate nine DG sources with storage

The Oncor microgrid.

Three U.S. companies have combined efforts to deliver a microgrid capable of integrating nine different distributed generation (DG) sources to optimize renewable generation and storage utilization and deliver reliable power. S&C...


UK: No CfD-backed large-scale solar for next fiscal year

Kencot Solar Farm, U.K.

The two solar PV projects that secured a strike price of 50 pounds per MWh under the first Contracts for Difference tender for 2015/16 will not go ahead, administrators have revealed.


Germany, Japan partner on PV grid integration, power-to-gas tech

Gifu University, Japan

The collaboration between Japan's Gifu University and Germany's ZSW is expected to create better conditions for the "efficient transfer of research results into the marketplace."


Final module installed at Nevada's 250 MW Copper Mountain solar plant

Copper Mountain 3 solar project.

Cupertino Electric fits last of more than one million solar modules at the Nevada PV plant, which has been developed by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development.


Solar for Gaza

Damaged UN school and remmants of the Ministry of Interior in Gaza City, December 2012

A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative is helping to bring solar power to electricity starved schools, hospitals and water facilities in Palestine's Gaza Strip.


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