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 …

World Could Warm 8 Degrees Celsius If All Fosil Fuel Reserves Burned

As nations meet in Bonn, Germany this week to hash out how to achieve the 2-degree Celsius goal they set in Paris, new research is providing policymakers a glimpse of what would happen if the world does nothing to curb climate change. What if nations chose instead to burn through …

Germany Just Produced So Much Renewable Energy That It Had To Pay People To...

Electricity bills are often ludicrously high thanks to our energy-intensive modern world, but every now and then, thanks to the forces of nature, a metaphorical miracle takes place. As reported by Quartz, Germany just experienced such a phenomenon when a particularly bright and sunny day supercharged their solar and wind …