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Engie Reports Progress On More Than 600 Megawatts Of Solar & Wind In India, Eyes Stake Sale

Engie Reports Progress On More Than 600 Megawatts Of Solar & Wind In India, Eyes Stake Sale | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
French energy utility Engie announced major progress in India regarding its renewable energy business in India this month. The company has seen rapid growth in the highly competitive wind and solar power markets in India.
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Can’t Stop the Shining –

Can’t Stop the Shining – | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Solar power is the world’s most promising clean energy solution, but governments must abandon outdated policies for it to succeed.
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Don't agree with all the conclusions but glad he wrote the book and this version in a foreign policy
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The long history of solar PV

The long history of solar PV | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
In many ways, the solar PV industry still feels very new, especially to the general public. Fly-by-night companies aren't doing us any favors establishing trust in the longevity of solar either. So here's the truth: the concept of solar energy has been around for a long, long time, and technology advances happening
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Bangladesh aims to be world’s 'first solar nation' | Reuters

Bangladesh aims to be world’s 'first solar nation' | Reuters | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
By Pantho RahamanDHAKA, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Nao
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Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance | Greentech Media

Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance | Greentech Media | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
In the next year, the solar industry will develop, construct, and finance $25-30 billion in solar assets. It will build 20-25 percent of the country’s new electricity capacity, and will continue to employ hundreds of thousands of people. The core drivers for this success are 1) public support; 2) rapid technological evolution that drives cost reduction and increased efficiency; and 3) significant and increasing support for the solar asset class by institutional investors.

By 2022, we fully expect solar to be the dominant source of new electricity generation in the United States. Here’s why.
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Chandigarh City industrialists to go solar | Chandigarh News - Times of India

Chandigarh City industrialists to go solar | Chandigarh News - Times of India | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Chandigarh: To cut down their reliance on costly conventional power, city-based industrial units are now eying to make use of the roofs on their units.
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From Oil to Solar: Saudi Arabia Plots a Shift to Renewables

From Oil to Solar: Saudi Arabia Plots a Shift to Renewables | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Riyadh plans to build a $300 million solar farm that would generate enough electricity to power 200,000 homes, an example Saudi leaders hope will have positive consequences.
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UP solar sector cheers as Adani, Essel, Azure propose Rs 50-bn investment

UP solar sector cheers as Adani, Essel, Azure propose Rs 50-bn investment | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Under the new UP solar energy policy 2017, the Yogi Adityanath govt seeks to attain solar energy capacity of 10,700 Mw over next 4-5 years
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Adani doing solar in India; coal in Straya!
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Rapid solar PV growth translating into jobs

Rapid solar PV growth translating into jobs | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Australia’s fast-growing renewable sector is driving job creation. The latest analysis from Green Energy Markets reveals that almost 15,700 people were employed in large scale renewable development in Australia in December 2017, with a further 5,477 full-time jobs in rooftop solar.
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ADFD Approves USD25 Million for IRENA Recommended Solar PV Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda

ADFD Approves USD25 Million for IRENA Recommended Solar PV Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Projects selected via IRENA/ADFD Project Facility will support poverty alleviation through renewable energy
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Abu Dhabi Development Fund makes a move. Yay!
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In pictures: the solar industry’s biggest and brightest - Power Technology

In pictures: the solar industry’s biggest and brightest - Power Technology | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
The rise of solar power has taken the world by surprise, with prices dropping faster and adoption happening quicker than...Rea
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Macron pledges 700 million euros for new solar projects

Macron pledges 700 million euros for new solar projects | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries, as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy. Macron, who in December warned that the global shift to a green energy future was too slow,
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MasterCard and M Kopa to pilot solar play in Easy Africa | PV Tech

MasterCard and M Kopa to pilot solar play in Easy Africa | PV Tech | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Mastercard and off-grid solar firm M-KOPA are to pilot a new payment technology to support pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar opportunities in Uganda, with plans to roll out across East Africa.
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Why distributed solar is winning in Texas

Why distributed solar is winning in Texas | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Distributed solar power generators save money by avoiding expensive transmission grids.
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Pakistan solar just a PPA away from beating grid parity

Pakistan solar just a PPA away from beating grid parity | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
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New Tool Maps the Potential for Solar Energy in the Pacific

New Tool Maps the Potential for Solar Energy in the Pacific | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Solar Maps to identify potential development sites launched today
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Sunny Days: Solar is Officially Becoming the Cheapest Form of New Electricity

Sunny Days: Solar is Officially Becoming the Cheapest Form of New Electricity | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
The Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that, while coal and gas costs will stay low, renewables will do better and will be the cheapest in many countries between now and 2040. Solar power is now around half the price of coal and gas, making it cheaper than wind energy, and ultimately the cheapest form of new electricity.
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Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Rooftop solar has been installed by over 1.6 million households and is the most reliable source of steadily growing generation in the NEM.
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China More Than Doubles America’s 2017 Investments in Clean Energy, in a ‘Runaway’ Year

China More Than Doubles America’s 2017 Investments in Clean Energy, in a ‘Runaway’ Year | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
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Solar panel capacity to overtake nuclear energy next year in historic landmark

Solar panel capacity to overtake nuclear energy next year in historic landmark | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
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Intersolar and Power2Drive Europe 2018: Solar Power Generates Mobility

Intersolar and Power2Drive Europe 2018: Solar Power Generates Mobility | The Solar Ascent | Scoop.it
Solar power generates mobility
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Posting this just to note the growing convergence of mobility with PV as part and parcel of the solar ascent. Now we take on even more share of wallet, space etc...
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