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Renewable Energy Focus News - 18 Aug 2016

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Greater acceleration of renewables required to meet COP21 goal Solar PV and wind power will be the keys to meeting carbon emission goals set at COP21 last year, but there needs to be a significant increase in deployment rates of all low carbon technologies for the goals to be met, says the International Energy Agency in a recent report. Gail Rajgor reports. More

Early stage setbacks and solutions in renewable projects Lynne Wells and Howard Barrie at law firm Eversheds discuss some of the obstacles faced in the early stages of project planning in the renewable sector, and offer an insight into the crucial element of funding in getting projects off to a successful start. More

Crude ambitions When oil prices drop, the renewable energy sector usually braces for a rough ride. Rachel Parkes looks at how the industry is faring in today’s low oil price environment. More

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National Trust historic home fitted with biomass boilers
An historic mansion housing one of the world’s finest collections of antique miniatures is reaping the benefits of being heated by the latest in 21st Century green technology.... More

Ice cream waste to power UK homes
An innovative project involving the world’s third largest ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream, Iona Capital and resource management company, Veolia, is using ice cream by-product for biogas to power the National Grid. ... More

Northern Irish anaerobic digestion plants secure £10.5 million investment
The Foresight Group LLP managed Recycling and Waste LP (RAW) Fund, in which UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) is a cornerstone investor, has today committed £10.5m to two anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Northern Ireland.... More

Webinar - Hybrid Microgrids: Towards sustainable and affordable energy access-for-all in Southeast Asia

 Webinar - Hybrid Microgrids: Towards sustainable and affordable energy access-for-all in Southeast Asia


Photovoltaics (PV)

Vienna International Airport installs PV system
IBC SOLAR Austria has installed two PV systems with a capacity of 509 kWp on the roof of Vienna International Airport. ... More

UK solar industry sees new record in electricity generation as it celebrates Solar Independence Day
The UK solar industry is today celebrating its third ‘Solar Independence Day’, the UK’s annual celebration of solar energy. ... More

New Blogs on RenewableEnergyFocus.com

Guest Blog: Electricity is on track for decarbonisation – what about decarbonising heat?


Policy, investment and markets

Larkfleet seeks funding for Solar Steam demonstration in Mexico
Lark Energy has applied for funding to test its revolutionary renewable solar thermal system in Mexico.... More

PV Energy equips public schools in Antigua and Barbuda with solar power
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has concluded a contract with the UK-based clean energy provider PV Energy Limited to conduct a clean power project comprising a total of 10 MWp of solar power. ... More

Japanese companies team up to launch virtual power plant experimental project
Fourteen Japanese companies have come together to launch the "Virtual Power Plant Experimental Project". ... More

Solar electricity

Sungrow successfully connect China’s largest 1500 volt solar power plant to grid
Sungrow has announced the connection, of a 50MW, 1500 volt, power plant to the grid. ... More

Rayton Solar, Inc. launches regulation A+ equity crowdfunding campaign as next phase of funding for solar panel manufacturing project
Rayton Solar, Inc. has announced a plan to bring the most cost-effective solar panel manufacturing solution to fruition with a Regulation A+ equity crowdfunding campaign, allowing anyone in the United States to support the company’s vision. ... More

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Wind power

SgurrEnergy secures O&M contract for Inch Cape offshore met mast
SgurrEnergy has secured an operations and maintenance contract for the Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast off the coast of Angus, Scotland. ... More

Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind project in Australia
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. ... More

Vattenfall to fund Scottish offshore wind farm
Vattenfall has announced its decision to invest more than £300 million to build Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility. ... More


5th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy
Dates: 22 August 2016 until 24 August 2016
Location: Montreal, Canada
Website: http://icce2016.iaemm.com/

4th Intersolar South America
Dates: 23 August 2016 until 25 August 2016
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Website: http://www.intersolar.net.br/en/home/for-visitors/about-inte...

Wind Power Morocco Conference
Dates: 05 September 2016 until 06 September 2016
Location: Oujda, Morocco
Website: http://www.moroccowindpower.com/

Mexican Energy Leaders
Dates: 07 September 2016 until 08 September 2016
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Website: http://www.greenworldconferences.com/mel2016/

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future
Dates: 08 September 2016 until 09 September 2016
Location: Birmingham, UK
Website: http://www.zerocarbonbuildings.world/2016/index2016.html

Hydropower Development: Europe 2016
Dates: 14 September 2016 until 15 September 2016
Location: Lyon, France
Website: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/hydropower-development-eur...

CHARGE: The World’s First Energy Branding Conference
Dates: 19 September 2016 until 20 September 2016
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Website: http://branding.energy/

Intersolar Middle East
Dates: 19 September 2016 until 21 September 2016
Location: Dubai, UAE
Website: http://www.intersolar.ae/en/home.html

Asia Power Week
Dates: 20 September 2016 until 22 September 2016
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Website: http://www.asiapowerweek.com/en/index.html

5th Renewable Power Generation Conference
Dates: 21 September 2016 until 23 September 2016
Location: London, UK
Website: http://conferences.theiet.org/rpg-europe/about/index.cfm

Argentina Renewable Energy Congress
Dates: 21 September 2016 until 23 September 2016
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: http://www.aireccongress.com/

European Biogas Conference
Dates: 27 September 2016 until 29 September 2016
Location: Gent, Belgium
Website: http://biogasconference.eu/conference/

BGS Solar Summit & Expo
Dates: 28 September 2016 until 29 September 2016
Location: Nice, France
Website: http://bgs-solar.com/

Kenya Renewable Energy Congress
Dates: 03 October 2016 until 05 October 2016
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Website: http://www.kenreccongress.com/

Intersolar India
Dates: 19 October 2016 until 21 October 2016
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Website: http://www.intersolar.in/en/home.html

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