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Lightsource bp and REA Discuss Solar Power’s Role in a People-Centric and Nature-Friendly Energy Transition at COP28

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp and the UK’s Renewable Energy Association (REA) convened a high-level roundtable discussion during COP28, focusing on the role of solar power in facilitating an energy transition that prioritizes both people and nature. With 117 nations aiming … Read the full press release

Ombrea Acquisition Enhances TotalEnergies’ Commitment to Green Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has successfully acquired Ombrea, a leading French agrivoltaics company. Ombrea, established in 2016, specializes in integrating agriculture and solar power generation. With this acquisition, TotalEnergies aims to accelerate the development of agrivoltaic projects in France and worldwide, … Read the full press release

IRENA Report: Solar Power Leads Sharp Decline in Renewable Energy Costs, Indicating Transformative Shift

(IN BRIEF) A recent International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report indicates that 86% of newly commissioned renewable electricity capacity in 2022 cost less than fossil fuel-generated electricity. Solar power notably contributed to this trend, with its global average cost dropping … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Expands German Solar Development Portfolio with Acquisition of Solizer

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall, a leading energy company, has acquired Solizer, a German solar developer, as part of its efforts to enable fossil-free living. The acquisition includes an experienced team and a pipeline of large-scale solar projects in Germany, totaling 4 … Read the full press release

Alstom and Schneider Electric Enter Solar Power Purchase Agreement to Drive Decarbonization Efforts

(IN BRIEF) Alstom and Schneider Electric have announced a significant Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) focused on solar development in Spain. The PPA involves a 160 GWh/year solar farm project, which will cover around 80% of Alstom’s electricity consumption in Europe. … Read the full press release

DNV Research Reveals Growing Importance of Solar-Plus-Storage in Global Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) DNV’s research highlights that solar-plus-storage solutions are crucial for enhancing the efficiency and resilience of global energy networks, according to 92% of energy industry professionals. Solar-plus-storage, often referred to as the “power couple,” addresses the intermittency issues of … Read the full press release

Albania Launches Tender for 300MW Solar Power as Part of EBRD Renewable Energy Auction

(IN BRIEF) The Albanian government, as part of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Renewable Energy Auction program, is set to launch a tender for 300 MW of solar power, with the goal of adding at least 1 … Read the full press release

ArcelorMittal Brazil partners with Casa dos Ventos for 554 MW wind power project in Bahia

(IN BRIEF) ArcelorMittal Brazil has partnered with renewable energy producer Casa dos Ventos to develop a 554 MW wind power project in Bahia, Brazil. ArcelorMittal will hold a 55% stake in the joint venture, with Casa dos Ventos holding the … Read the full press release

bp to support the global expansion and the R&D of 5B Holdings Pty Ltd, known for its technology for rapid deployment of solar power at scale

5B’s rapidly deployable solar technology enables fast, easy, low-cost solar installation 5B has more than 60MW of solar technology deployed globally, including projects in the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The investment will allow 5B to expand further globally … Read the full press release

German renewable energy company JUWI expands in Italy with the acquisition of a majority stake in GEMdev S.r.l.

JUWI has finalized the acquisition of 70 percent shares in GEMdev S.r.l., an Italian company focused on the development of greenfield solar PV projects in the North of Italy. (PRESS RELEASE) WÖRRSTADT, Germany, 5-Dec-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — JUWI GmbH, a … Read the full press release

Shell takes a final investment decision (FID) for the development of the Rosmari-Marjoram gas project in Malaysia, a deepwater sour gas field discovered in 2014

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell plc (AMS: RDSA), a Dutch-British multinational oil and gas company, has announced its final investment decision (FID) for the development of the Rosmari-Marjoram gas project in Sarawak, Malaysia, a number of deepwater … Read the full press release

bp to acquire 40.5 percent equity stake in Asian Renewable Energy Hub, one of the largest renewables and green hydrogen hubs in the world

bp to take a 40.5% stake and operatorship of the AREH project in the Pilbara, Western Australia AREH to support development of up to 26GW of combined solar and wind power generating capacity At full scale AREH could produce 1.6 … Read the full press release

bp erwirbt eine 40,5-prozentige Beteiligung am Asian Renewable Energy Hub, einem der größten Knotenpunkte für erneuerbare Energien und grünen Wasserstoff weltweit

bp erwirbt 40,5 % der Anteile und übernimmt die Betreiberschaft des AREH-Projekts in Pilbara, Westaustralien AREH unterstützt die Entwicklung von bis zu 26 GW kombinierter Solar- und Windkrafterzeugungskapazität Im vollen Maßstab könnte AREH 1,6 Millionen Tonnen grünen Wasserstoff oder 9 … Read the full press release

Wind energy: WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 14-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope, a Brussels based association active on promoting the use of wind power across Europe, has announced that its CEO  Giles Dickson has spoken at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris, organised … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp to test the industrial production, use and system integration of green hydrogen as part of German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s hydrogen lead projects

H2Giga: thyssenkrupp is driving forward the industrialization of alkaline water electrolysis through automated series production H2Mare: thyssenkrupp tests the offshore production of green methanol and ammonia TransHyDE: thyssenkrupp tests ammonia cracking (PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 7-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp (ETR: … Read the full press release

Statkraft’s Banja Floating Solar project in Albania starts generating renewable energy

(PRESS RELEASE) OLSO, 3-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Generator of renewable energy, as well as Norway’s largest and the Nordic region’s third largest energy producer, Statkraft and Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun, announce the start of commercial operations at the first unit … Read the full press release

Orange signs 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational telecommunications corporation Orange announces the signing of a 15-year Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE, the leading developer of solar and wind power in France, to deliver a global renewable … Read the full press release

Consortium aims at producing hydrogen from wind and solar power in Hamburg

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 22-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a leading European energy company aiming at fossil free living within one generation, has announced it is part of a consortium together with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Shell and municipal company Wärme … Read the full press release

Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read: today we have pledged to become fully ‘net zero’ by 2040

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone (LON: VOD), a British multinational leader in technology communications, has announced today that it committed to reducing the company’s total global carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040. In addition, the group … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Netterden launch the first floating solar farm in Gendringen, the Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 28-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company, Vattenfall announces that it has opened its first floating solar farm in Gendringen, the Netherlands. The solar farm, with a capacity of 1.2 megawatt, was built on the site … Read the full press release

Vattenfall strengthens position in public charging in Europe with deployment of further 8,000 charging stations in the Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 4-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational power company, Vattenfall announces that it has won one of the bigger tenders for new charging networks in the Netherlands. The agreement includes the installation of up to 8,000 new charge … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Solar Team sets new solar racing world endurance record as solar car Nuna Phoenix drove more than 924 kilometres in 12 hours

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — On Saturday 8 August, Vattenfall Solar Team set a new solar racing world endurance record in The Netherlands. The solar champions uphold their reputation and drove Nuna Phoenix solar car more than 924 … Read the full press release

Bosch to source renewable electricity from Vattenfall as part of a new 12-year PPA agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 5-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, Swedish Gov owned multinational power company, has announced it has signed an agreement with Bosch, German multinational engineering and technology company, for the supply of solar power in northern Germany. The corporate … Read the full press release

COVID-19 prevents the Vattenfall Solar Team from competing in the 2020 American Solar Challenge

COVID-19 prevents the Vattenfall Solar Team from competing in the 2020 American Solar Challenge

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 24-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch Vattenfall Solar Team has announced that it will, unfortunately, not be taking part in the American Solar Challenge this summer due to the coronavirus. The Dutch team was hopeful to compete in … Read the full press release

Covid-19: Dutch Vattenfall Solar Team remains hopeful for the solar car race American Solar Challenge this July

Covid-19: Dutch Vattenfall Solar Team remains hopeful for the solar car race American Solar Challenge this July

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 25-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch Vattenfall Solar Team has announced it is still positive about its participation in the solar car race American Solar Challenge this July (2020). The situation all over the world is unprecedented … Read the full press release

SENER and MASDAR co-owned company Torresol Energy turns 10

MADRID, 14-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Torresol Energy, a company created by the engineering and technology group SENERand the alternative energy company from Abu Dhabi MASDAR to promote the technological development, construction, operation and maintenance of large solar power plants, owner of the innovative plants Gemasolar–a … Read the full press release

ENGIE’s Mirzapur solar power plant in India inaugurated by French President Macron and Indian Prime Minister Modi

In the context of the French State visit to India, French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated today Mirzapur solar power plant, Uttar Pradesh’s largest solar project, with a capacity of 101 MWp , in the … Read the full press release

Solar power: BP to acquire 43% stake in Lightsource for $200m

  BP to invest $200m in Lightsource over three years for a 43% stake in the business Lightsource is Europe’s largest solar development company, focused on the acquisition, development and long-term management of large-scale solar projects Lightsource to rebrand as … Read the full press release

ROSATOM at Africa’s largest power and energy exhibition

Johannesburg, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ROSATOM is among more than 200 exhibitors that are participating in Africa’s largest power and energy show. The exhibition which is known as the “Power and Electricity World Africa 2013” is an annual event which brings … Read the full press release