Net Zero Carbon Neighbourhood to Be Built in South Wales

One of the world’s first net zero carbon neighbourhoods will be constructed in Wales after Neath Port Talbot council approved the development of 35 homes able to generate more clean energy than they use. Development of the £8m project in Pontardawe in south Wales is expected to begin this spring. …

ABB Powers Pioneering Floating Solar Plant in Switzerland

ABB partners with Romande Energie to supply its market leading inverter solutions for one of the world’s highest floating PV installations, which increases efficiency of DC production by up to 30 percent, even in the winter. The innovative solar plant, situated 1810 meters above sea level on the artificial Lac …

New Report Shows Potential of Renewables as a Reliable Power Source in Refugee Settlements

On-site renewable energy solutions can cost-effectively supply refugee communities with low-cost, reliable electricity, according to the findings of a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in cooperation with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. There are currently almost 26 million refugees in the world today. Unreliable energy exposes …

Georgia – Untapped Potential, Liberalized Market, and Renewable Energy on the Rise

The energy sector of Georgia is very attractive in terms of its untapped potential, developing infrastructure and increasing local and regional demand. In particular, investors and developers are seeing increasing renewable energy opportunities in the country. RE Market Opportunities Appealing Domestic demand is expected to almost double by 2030 from …

Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs Must Double by 2030

Countries are being urged to significantly raise renewable energy ambition and adopt targets to transform the global energy system in the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) that will be released at the UN Climate Change Conference …