Solar PV to power 100k homes in Somalia

On Wednesday the European Union (EU) and international non-governmental organisation Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) announced a three-year programme to expand renewable energy access in Somalia.

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Australian-first floating solar farm due to begin construction

An Australian-first floating solar power plant is expected to be operational in South Australia by early April, with construction about to get underway.

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China is building a huge solar power generation base in Ulan Buh Desert

China is building a huge photovoltaic (PV) power generation base in the Ulan Buh Desert, the country’s eighth largest desert, to boost new energy development, the local authority said Monday. The base is located in Dengkou County in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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NBAD Report: Solar PV expected to reach grid parity in 80% of countries by 2017

A National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) Report: Financing the Future of Energy, which was launched yesterday at the Global Financial Markets Forum in Abu Dhabi identifies the need for innovative approaches to financing the energy infrastructure to meet future demand. Energy demand in the Gulf is expected to triple in the next fifteen years far outstripping today’s supply. Closing the global energy gap will require $48 trillion of investment over the next 20 years in projects that provide additional energy generation capacity and improve the efficiency of energy use.

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Indian Railways Plans 1,000 Megawatts of Solar Energy Projects

Indian Railways plans to tap the sun for energy needs so that it can reduce its dependence on electricity generated by fossil fuels.

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