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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has a plan to provide solar home system (SHS) to three million more rural families in next three years as part of the scheme to produce 24,000 MW electricity by 2021, with 10 percent from solar power. She said the government is engaged in intense discussion with the neighbouring countries to enhance regional and sub-regional cooperation in the power sector as no... »
Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world’s electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report. More than $250bn (£150bn) was invested in “green” generating systems in 2013, although the speed of growth is expected to slacken, partly because politicians are becoming nervous about the cost of subsidies. Maria van der Hoeven,... »
A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good. In a country badly scarred by the tsunami-sparked nuclear disaster at Fukushima three years ago, the hydrangea-inspired solar offering is small beer alongside one of the world’s biggest offshore wind power farms now floating off the country’s east coast. But Hiroshi Segawa, a... »
The Power Ministry is likely to revise its rooftop solar power provision to ease the process for obtaining new power connections.The existing provision, introduced in 2010, makes it mandatory that if a residential consumer wants to have an electricity connection with more than 2 kilowatts of load, he must set up a rooftop solar panel covering at least 3 per cent of his total sanctioned load. For industrial and commercial... »
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) signed Financing Agreement with GRAM er Alo Limited (GEA) for setting up a 158.3 kW solar mini-grid Project at Narayanpur Union, Nageshwari, Kurigram. Under the Project, GEA will provide electricity to adjacent 609 households and 145 commercial entities. Total cost of the project is BDT 6.27 crore. IDCOL will provide 30% of the project cost as soft loan and 50% as grant under IDCOL’s Renewable... »
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a loan of up to $50 million, supported by the Clean Technology Fund, to share risks with the private sector during the project development and exploration phase of the Rantau Dedap geothermal project in Indonesia. “This innovative loan demonstrates the depth of ADB support for deploying clean energy technologies that can significantly displace coal and oil-fired power,” said Lazeena Rahman, Investment Specialist in... »
The government on Monday signed a loan agreement with the World Bank under which the lending agency will provide $78.4 million additional financing to further scale-up its support for the successful solar home systems (SHS) program of Bangladesh. The credit for the additional financing to the ‘Bangladesh Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development II (RERED II) Project’ is from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s soft loan... »
Nairobi, 25 June 2014 – Renewable energy (RE) trade among developing countries is growing faster than global and north-south RE trade as developing countries, led by China, take advantage of decreasing manufacturing costs, increased investment, and the falling costs of renewables, says a new report released during the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). Solar Photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed globally during 2013 was almost a quarter larger than in 2012.... »
9 June 2014: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) handed over its pilot project on wind solar hybrid energy system to Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) of the Ministry of Environment at a function organized at the Nepal Resident Mission today. The wind-solar hybrid system was installed in Dhaubadi village of Nawalparasi district in December 2011 under ADB’s regional technical assistance (RETA) for Effective Development of Distributed Small Wind Power Systems... »
By Martin Tillier: Many people, even fanatical advocates of solar power, are unaware quite how close we are to reaching a critical milestone in the industry. Within a fairly short space of time, solar generated electricity will be fully cost competitive with coal-powered electricity — at least if the governments of the world’s two largest energy consuming nations have their way. Both the U.S. and China have a stated goal... »