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U.S. Clean Energy States Alliance Awarded $1.73M to Improve Solar Access for Low Income Residents in D.C. and Five States

The U.S. Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit organization, has received a $1.73 million award under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative to help Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, and Rhode Island increase solar power adoption by low- and moderate-income (LMI) residents.

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Solar Village Project to bring solar power to seven villages without electricity in Senegal

Solar Village Project (SVP), a local non-profit organization whose mission is to install and manage solar power projects in Senegal and India, has announced its second round of projects to be implemented in the Sahel and Littoral regions of Senegal.

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First solar power and battery minigrid system to be installed at Virunga National Park in Congo

GivePower Foundation’s first minigrid system has been installed at the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which is Africa’s oldest national park and most biologically diverse protected area. Virunga is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.

The project was made possible through a collaboration with Empowered by Light, an organization dedicated to improving lives and the environment through renewable energy technologies. Solar energy will provide new power sources to three sector posts within Virunga, enabling park rangers to utilize essential tools – including security lights, radios and more – for their work protecting the park’s wildlife.

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Photovoltaïca, International Photovoltaic Exhibition & Conference 2016, 2nd Edition

The national strategy of the kingdom of Morocco is based on diversified products that are economically sustainable and socially advantageous.

The kingdom started its integration in a clean model whose power come from the important renewable energy resources that it has. This new strategy is in line with the international changes that are due to the scarcity of classical resources of energy and the increase of the prices of oil and gas.

To satisfy their increasing needs and to deal with the issue of climate change, developed countries prioritized the renewable energies.In addition to their national territories, they are seeking for fields internationally, primarily the solar and wind energies Morocco is now in a position to affirm its opportunities that were explained in its strategy so that it can be positioned as a regional power exporter.

The kingdom of Morocco is determined to seize the opportunities that the green economy offers. Thus, Morocco adopted a clear policy to build its development based on green economy that respects the principles of protection of ecological system and preservation of the environment.

After the success of the first edition, the second edition of Photovoltaïca, International Photovoltaic Exhibition & Conference that will be held on 7th, 8th and 9th of September 2016 in Casablanca confirms its role as a platform for networking where projects related to the renewable energies -that are initiated by the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and its various subsidiaries -will be presented.

Do not miss the opportunity to be part of this revolution in the renewable energy sector … Be at the appointment on the 7th, 8th and 9th of September 2016 at the Office des Changes in Casablanca. Visit the events’s website to learn more.

Best of Photovoltaïca 2014 

 

229 GW of solar power was installed globally in 2015, report says

SolarPower Europe today released its flagship market report the “Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2016-2020” showing that a total of 229 GW of solar power was installed in the world end of 2015, an over 45-fold market increase in only 10 years. After the 50 GW annual level of newly added solar power capacity was reached in 2015, the global solar market is well on its way to crack the 60 GW mark in 2016 – the most likely scenario forecasts around 62 GW of newly commissioned solar power this year.

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