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IFC’s Scaling Solar solutions across Africa

IFC’s Scaling Solar solutions across Africa

The International Finance Corporation‘s (IFC) Scaling Solar procurement program is developing over 1,000 megawatts of solar power in four African countries – Zambia, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Senegal. Part of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provides financial and advisory support to Africa’s governments, utilities and independent power producers (IPPs) to develop solar power […]

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How renewables have changed

In little more than two decades, scientists and technologists have evolved a global, renewable-energy industry capitalizing on the free resources of wind and sun… Global solar photovoltaic capacity has grown from around five gigawatts in 2005 to an approximately 306.5 gigawatts in 2016. This trend was accompanied by sharp drops in the price of photovoltaic panels. […]

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Ways to buy your own wind farm or solar park

An increasing number of farmers, businesses and communities have invested and installed onsite generation solar or wind farms. Some have invested in large grid-scale renewable developments. A relatively recent trend combines direct ownership of onsite generation with indirect ownership, achieved by share purchases or by investment in dedicated investment trusts and funds…

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Automation, an alternative to decommissioning

In many established oil and gas production areas, such as the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea and elsewhere, an increasing number of fields are coming to the end of their planned operational lives. Therefore, global decommissioning costs are expected to rise… In many established oil and gas production areas, such as […]

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Oil majors and the world of utilities

Facing the prospect of a 25 percent increase in global electricity consumption, with bigger roles for gas, renewable power, and electric vehicles gradually replacing petrol and diesel, big oil companies are now diversifying into Europe’s power sector… BP, Eni, Shell, Statoil and Total are taking steps to compete in Europe’s power sector, a […]

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