Prosumers

All news, projects, and legislation concerning prosumers and their role in the power generation sector, specifically how the generation and use of electricity can impact the grid, tariffs, as well as supply and demand strategies in light of growing use of renewables and energy storage technologies by prosumers.

Construction begins on world’s largest floating solar plant

Kyocera and its consortium partners Century Tokyo Leasing and French utility-scale solar project developer Ciel et Terre are to begin construction this month on the world’s largest floating solar power plant.

GE wind chief says governments noting wind’s increasing competitiveness

12 years after entering the wind power market, GE says that the industry is rapidly innovating to the extent that governments are showing a growing appreciation of wind’s competitiveness as an energy option.

Asia to outpace Europe in renewables investment says BNEF

The Asia-Pacific region will spend $3.6 trillion between now and 2030 to meet its power demands, and two thirds of that sum will go on renewable technologies, according to a new report.

Global solar PV installations hit 38 GW in 2013

A record-breaking 38 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity came online in 2013, bringing the world’s installed PV capacity to almost 140 GW, a new report has found. 

Nordex seals trio of Turkish wind orders

German windpower group Nordex has clinched three orders for for a total of 44.4 MW in Turkey.

Analyst predicts 600 GW of growth in European renewables

Bloomberg Energy Finance (BNEF) has revealed its latest figures on projected renewables growth for Europe at the POWER-GEN Europe conference in Cologne, Germany.
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Solar industry reacts angrily to prospect of subsidy cuts

The UK’s solar industry has expressed dismay at a move by the government to cut subsidies to ground-mounted solar panels.
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£2.6m central London district heating contract awarded

Vital Energi has been awarded the contract to develop a new district energy scheme at Southwark in central London.

A European first as UK government launches Solar Strategy

The UK government today announced its Solar Strategy, the first such strategic document dedicated to solar by any European Union government.

Coal and gas-fired generation slump hits EnergyAustralia

One of Australia’s top utilities has announced a loss of A$350m for 2013.

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