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India to comfortably achieve 100 GW solar energy target by 2022

India is all set to comfortably achieve 100 GW of solar energy capacity by 2022 and has already installed solar capacity of 23.12 GW till July this year, Parliament was informed today. The data regarding generation of power from various renewable energy projects is consolidated by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). “The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has planned a detailed trajectory so as to meet the target of 100 GW by 2022. A capacity of 23.12 GW was alrea ..

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China just built a 250-acre solar farm shaped like a giant panda

Most solar farms align their solar arrays in rows and columns to form a grid. A new solar power plant in Datong, China, however, decided to have a little fun with its design. China Merchants New Energy Group, one of the country’s largest clean energy operators, built a 248-acre solar farm in the shape of a giant panda. The first phase, which includes one 50-megawatt plant, was completed on June 30, according to PV magazine. The project just began delivering power to a grid in northwestern China, and a second…

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Solar panel capacity to overtake nuclear energy next year in historic landmark

Solar still generates less electricity than nuclear but it is growing rapidly Surfer Cole Clisby rides his surfboard off the top of a wave as the sun sets off the shores of Leucadia, California ( Reuters ) Solar panel capacity is set to overtake nuclear worldwide for the first time within the next few months, according to expert predictions. The total capacity of nuclear power is currently about 391.5 gigawatts but the total capacity of photovoltaic cells is expected to hit 390 gigawatts by the end of this year with demand growing…

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How a solar farm in Kent could bring a new dawn for renewable energy

Experts are getting excited about a proposed solar farm in the southeast of England and what it could mean for a future without fossil fuels Sunrise kingdom: at midday on 30 June, solar power supplied 30 per cent of the UK’s electricity ( Shutterstock ) The largest solar power plant ever proposed in the UK will be reviewed by the secretary of state within the next six months. Cleve Hill solar farm will occupy the north coast of Kent and, if built, provide up to 350MW (megawatts) of generating capacity. The plan…

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