UK government commissions space solar power stations research


Solar energy harvested in space offers the potential for an unlimited and constant zero carbon power source.

The UK government has commissioned new research into space-based solar power (SBSP) systems that would use very large solar power satellites to collect solar energy, convert it into high-frequency radio waves, and safely beam it back to ground-based receivers connected to the electrical power grid.

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Pexapark releases country-specific long-term renewable PPA price reports in the European market

Renewable Swiss FinTech Pexapark, dedicated to providing advisory and enterprise software for the monitoring and management of renewables in open markets, announced it has released country-specific long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) price reports for renewables in the European market.

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Costs for renewable energy technologies decreased to a record low in 2018, IRENA report says

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018 from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows.

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Resilient solar is proven to be a cost-effective solution in five southeastern cities in the U.S., Clean Energy Group’s report finds

Solar and battery storage technologies that provide clean, reliable backup power are cost-effective for many critical community facilities in the Southeast, according to Clean Energy Group’s report series, “Resilient Southeast: Exploring Opportunities for Solar+Storage in Five Southeastern Cities,” released today in partnership with regional nonprofit partners details a first-of-its-kind economic analysis evaluation for solar PV and battery storage (solar+storage) in the region. When the economic value of resilience is accounted for, solar+storage was proven to be a positive investment for all locations and building types examined.

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Global leaders gathered in Dubai discussed solar solutions for urban spaces in the GCC

Under the Patronage of the Ministry of Energy & Industry, United Arab Emirates, the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit was held at The Big 5 Solar for a 4th edition. Under the topical theme ‘Solar Solutions for Construction’, the summit has brought together industry decision makers and thought leaders to assess the future of solar in the GCC region.

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