Finnish Fortum wins bid for 100 MW solar park in India

Finnish Fortum won the bid for 100 megawatt (MW) solar power park in a reverse auction in Karnataka, India, with a fixed tariff for 25 years, the company announced late Wednesday. Fortum said the solar power plant will be built in the Pavagada Solar Park in the Tumkur District of …

Renewable energy increased in 2015

Renewable generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts (GW) or 8.3% during 2015, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to  new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 finds that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of renewable generation capacity existed …

England’s green power: East Riding best for wind while Cornwall tops solar

Analysis by Green Alliance has mapped onshore wind turbines and solar panel installations for the first time. The East Riding of Yorkshire is England’s top area for producing wind power, a new analysis has found, with Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire not far behind. The national hotspot for solar generation is sunny …

North America’s largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America’s largest coal-fired power plant. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since 2013. Now the site is to be re-purposed …

Mayoral hopefuls urged to back tenfold increase in London solar capacity

London could deliver a tenfold increase in solar power over the next 10 years, closing the gap which has seen the capital become the worst performing major city and region in the UK for solar adoption. That is the conclusion of a new report released today by campaign group Greenpeace, …

Solar power at night? Solar City and Tesla say they can do it

Solar City, the solar energy company whose largest shareholder is Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk, has picked batteries made by his electric-car maker to provide 13 megawatts of electric storage for an array of solar panels to be built on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The combined solar and …