‘Wind and solar energy are often the cheapest form of new electricity’

Wind and solar energy are the cheapest form of new electricity in most places in the world. This is shown by a study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). According to the BNEF researchers, there will be a tipping point in 5 years, at which it will be more expensive to operate an existing coal […]

Renewable energy sector accounts for 11.5 million jobs

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On a worldwide scale, the renewable energy sector is responsible for 11.5 million jobs. This is evident from the seventh edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar energy accounts for about 3.8 million jobs. COVID-19 The IRENA report confirms the long-term growth trend, but also […]

Solar modules produce 13 percent more electricity at sea than on land

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Solar modules produce an average of 13 percent more electricity at sea than on land. According to Researchers at Utrecht University the difference even can rise to 18 percent in some months. The researchers developed a computer model for floating solar modules at sea in which they simulated the effects of wind, waves and temperature. […]

Solar energy most popular energy source in the world

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Solar energy was by far the most important new source of power generation technology worldwide in 2019. No other energy source was responsible for more new installations than solar modules. Solar panels accounted for 45 percent of the world’s newly added electricity generating capacity during last calendar year, according to researchers of Bloomberg New Energy […]

Energy expert Ramez Naam :”World in third phase clean energy thanks to solar energy”

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The price of solar energy has dropped enormously in recent years. Even established institutions such as the International Energy Agency had not anticipated such price drops. Renewable energy expert Ramez Naam is also surprised by this evolution. “The price of solar energy has fallen faster than anyone, including myself, had predicted. Modeling the recent price […]