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Solar electricity could reach 22 percent of global power supply by 2050

According to the International Energy Agency(IEA), solar electricity could provide up to a quarter of the world's power by 2050, thus cutting greenhouse gas emissions by almost 6 billion tonnes and reducing the dependence on fossil fuels, though government support is imperative in the next decade.

read more... 12/05/2010

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Vattenfall's German grid in sale process to Elia

Elia, Belgian power grid operator, and its Australian partner, agreed with EU regulatory clearance concerning Vattenfall acquisition, a Swedish power company and a German high-voltage grid.

read more... 11/05/2010

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Wind parks of Spain set a new daily generation record

On Tuesday, wind parks of Spain, the fourth largest in the world, hit a fresh daily generation high, representing 40 percent of the national power demand, according to the grid operator REE.

read more... 07/05/2010

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SunPower will add 40 MW capacity to California Valley Solar Ranch

SunPower agreed with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to add 40 MW of capacity to Sun Power’s existing contract with PG&E for 210 MW, executed in August 2008, as to develop a 250 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in San Luis Obispo County, CA.

read more... 03/05/2010

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Spain’s recovery in power consumption

National grid operator, REE, announced that the electricity demand in Spain increased by 5.8% in April compared with the same month in 2009, after a 4.5% rise in March.

read more... 03/05/2010

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