Costa Rica Has Been Running on 100 Percent Renewables for Two Months

Costa Rica ran on 100 percent renewable energy for 76 straight days between June and August this year, according to a new report, demonstrating that life without fossil fuels is possible – for small countries, at least. This is the second time in two years that the Central American country …

Helping Kenya introduce county-level energy planning based on renewable resources

Participants from 33 counties attended a training course on sustainable energy, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. The five-day course was supported by the Kenya Council of County Governors. It demonstrates the …

First Solar offloads 11 MW

An affiliate of D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments has acquired the 11-megawatt Rancho Seco solar project in Sacramento County from First Solar. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Golden 1 Center, currently under construction for the Sacramento Kings basketball team, will obtain approximately 85 percent of its power …

More than 8 Million People Were Employed Worldwide in the Renewable Sector

A boom in solar and wind power jobs in the US led the way to a global increase in renewable energy employment to more than 8 million people in 2015, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). More than 769,000 people were employed in renewable energy …

Average Costs for Solar and Wind Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 15 June 2016 – The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, The Power to Change: Solar and …

KPA Unicon and Koskisen Oy have signed an operations and maintenance contract

The aim of the contract is cooperation which allows Koskisen Oy to focus on their core business, and to support the achievement of profit targets and the customer’s production targets as well as efficient and well-directed operations and maintenance activities. As per the contract, a part of Koskisen’s employees will …

Sweden Phases out Fossil Fuels in Attempt to Run Completely off Renewable Energy

Sweden’s prime minister announced his country will work towards becoming ‘one of the first fossil fuel-free welfare states of the world’. Renewables account for over half of Sweden’s energy, while the UK has one of the lowest renewable energy shares in Europe. In 2015, Sweden’s prime minister announced his country will …