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SECTOR COUPLING IN FACILITATING INTEGRATION OF VARIABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CITIES

INTRODUCTION The importance of cities in shaping global climate action Cities are a key driver of global economic growth, which over the past half century has been powered primarily by fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), as illustrated in … Continue reading

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RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET ANALYSIS

BACKGROUND AND SOCIOECONOMIC OVERVIEW Africa is a continent rich in land, water and energy resources, with a young and fast-growing population. Already the world’s youngest continent, it is expected to grow to nearly 2.5 billion people by 2050, 80% of … Continue reading

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Renewable energy for agriculture: Insights from Southeast Asia A focus on heating and cooling needs

IntroductionThe agriculture sector, comprising farming, fisheries and forestry, is a key economic sector in SoutheastAsia. It contributed to 10.5% of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020, with the sector playing a much stronger role in economies such as … Continue reading

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RENEWABLE ENERGY ROADMAP FOR CENTRAL AMERICA: TOWARDS A REGIONAL ENERGY TRANSITION

FOREWORD IRENA’s contribution towards a resilient and more equitable world is presented in its World Energy Transitions Outlook and Post-Covid Recovery: an agenda for resilience, development and equality. Mindful that the energy transition takes different shapes according to each region … Continue reading

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System Operation: Innovation Landscape Briefs

DESCRIPTION Traditionally, electric power systems have been centralised structures organised into generation, transmission and distribution, placing customers at the end of the supply chain. This is a unidirectional structure where electricity generated by large power plants is transported via transmission … Continue reading

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US tackles cyber security threat from surging renewables

US scientists are testing layers of cyber defences from component level and designing new grid topology and control systems to counter the threats posed by rising renewable energy capacity. In January, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched a … Continue reading

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Portugal’s delayed solar auction launch weeks away as country sets new date

Portugal plans to kickstart next month the solar tender it had postponed as the country began its campaign to contain the COVID-19 emergency, the government has confirmed.Contacted by PV Tech today, a spokesperson from Portugal’s Environment Ministry said that the 700MW solar … Continue reading

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Amid California’s heatwaves and fires, ‘world’s largest’ battery project is being switched on

Update 21 August 2020: An LS Power representative contacted Energy-Storage.news to provide further information on the Gateway project’s storage capacity: “Gateway is 230MW / 230MWh. In other words, it can discharge for one hour at 230 megawatts power. And that is … Continue reading

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Brazil’s looming renewable auction sparks another PV bidding avalanche

The solar industry’s appetite for Brazilian auctions appears to remain undimmed in the new decade, with nearly 30GW in PV bids coming forward for the next renewable tender.Figures released on Tuesday by energy regulator EPE show PV firms have put … Continue reading

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Up to 194GW of solar could be installed in 2021 as investments soar

As much as 194GW of solar PV could be installed globally this year, new projections by BloombergNEF have forecast, with the asset class leading a jump in energy transition investments throughout 2020. Investments in solar rose by 12% year-on-year to US$148.6 … Continue reading

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