quarta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2013

Myanmar to generate electricity through solar power

The Myanmar electric power authorities will initiate a project to generate electricity through solar power in cooperation with a Thai company in a bid to meet the growing demand of electricity in the country in addition to sources obtained through hydro, gas and coal power, official media reported Monday.
Under a memorandum of understanding signed between Myanmar's Ministry of Electric Power and the Green Earth Power Co Ltd of Thailand, the project of establishing a solar power plant capable of generating 50 MW of electricity will be implemented in Minbu, central Magway region, said the New Light of Myanmar. On its completion, the power plant will go into operation by 2015-16, it added.
Moreover, arrangements are also being made by another company, the ACO Co., to build another solar power plant with a generating capacity of 250 MW in Nabu-aing of Mingyan district of Magway and the project is also expected to be completed by 2015-16. (...) At present, the northern part of the country mainly depends on hydropower while the southern part on gas and coal-fired power. For the development of the country's electric power sector, the Asia Development Bank and the World Bank are providing technical assistance to Myanmar, according to a official report.

Germany Hits 59% Renewable Peak, Grid Does Not Explode

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Wind and solar power peaked at 59.1 percent of German power generation earlier this month. It happened at noon on a very windy and sunny October 3, which is the German holiday commemorating reunification. (Germany also hit peaks of 61 percent, a record, and 59 percent earlier this year.)
Solar and wind provided 36.4 percent of total electricity generation over the entire day, with PV accounting for 11.2 percent.
The electrical grid appears intact but electricity prices took a tumble. According to an analysis by Bernard Chabot of BCCONSULT, low demand from large conventional power plants drove the electricity price index covering Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland to 2.75 cents per kilowatt-hour at 2:00 p.m.

sexta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2013

First-Ever Competitive Auction to Develop Solar Energy on Public Lands

The US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting its first competitive auction for public lands in designated Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) in Colorado. (...) The company with the winning bid will then submit a project proposal that will be subject to further environmental review and public comment. (...) If fully developed, the two Colorado SEZs could host about 400 MW of solar capacity. (...) These [locations] have access to existing or planned transmission lines and were designed to have minimal impact on biological, cultural and historic resources in the region.
Developers siting projects within these zones will receive a number of incentives, including financial incentives and faster and easier permitting. (...) President Obama has directed Interior to approve 20 GW of renewable energy production on public lands by 2020. Since 2009, Interior has approved 47 solar, wind and geothermal utility-scale projects on public lands. If built, these projects would have an aggregate generating capacity of more that 13.3 GW – this includes 25 solar projects totaling 8 GW.

Réglementation du recyclage de panneaux solaires

Swissolar, l'Association suisse des professionnels de l'énergie solaire et SENS eRecycling ont signé un contrat de coopération, entrant en vigueur au 1er janvier 2014, afin de régler les aspects importants de la récupération et de l'élimination des modules photovoltaïques en Suisse.
Grâce à cette collaboration avec SENS eRecycling, Swissolar met à disposition de ses membres, mais aussi des commerces et des consommateurs, une solution de récupération et de recyclage respectueuse de l'environnement pour les modules photovoltaïques ainsi que pour leurs accessoires. Le tout régit par des contrôles stricts.
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