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batteries boom enables world to get HALF of electricity from wind and solar by 2050

Coal to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as comparative costs shift heavily in favor of wind, solar and batteries      London and New York, June 19, 2018 – Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by

TUMBLING COSTS FOR WIND, SOLAR, BATTERIES ARE SQUEEZING FOSSIL FUELS

Latest BNEF study of comparative costs worldwide shows an 18% improvement in the competitiveness of onshore wind and solar in the last year, and new and rapidly developing roles for batteries London and New York, March 28, 2018 – Coal and gas are facing a mounting threat to their position in the world’s electricity generation

Wind and solar could meet most but not all U.S. electricity needs

Washington, DC—Wind and solar power could generate most but not all electricity in the United States, according to an analysis of 36 years of weather data by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira, and three Carnegie-affiliated energy experts: Matthew Shaner, Steven Davis (of University of California Irvine), and Nathan Lewis (of Caltech). Right now, about 38 percent of

Average Costs for Solar and Wind Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

Dramatic price drops for solar and wind electricity set to continue as cost reduction drivers shift Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 15 June 2016 – The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable

Waaree Energies felicitated with National Excellence Award in domestic Solar Module manufacturing category

New Delhi, June 13, 2016: – Fortifying its leadership position in the solar power segment, Waaree Energies recently bagged the National Excellence Award for Roof top solar power projects. The central government through Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has honored India’s No. 1 ranked Solar PV manufacturer and leading solar solutions company, with

Solar Fastest Growing New Energy Source in India, Installations Surge in First 5 Months of 2016, Exceeding All of Previous Year

India solar development pipeline now stands at 22 GW, more than 13 GW under construction   KOLKATA – JUNE 7, 2016 – Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market today. Mercom is forecasting solar installations in India to total approximately 5 GW for

St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, goes Solar

SXC’s response to COP21 – harnessing the power of the Sun to spread the light of Nihil Ultra St. Xavier’s College (SXC), Kolkata, has been the vanguard of Sustainable Living for more than a century and a half now – that is, even before the term “sustainability” was coined for use in the context as

Total Corporate Funding in Solar Down Slightly at $5.9 Billion in Q2 2015, Project Acquisitions Soar to $2.9 Billion, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Record $1.93 Billion Raised by Residential and Commercial Solar Funds    KOLKATA – July 15, 2015 – Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in the second quarter of 2015. Total global corporate funding in the

Solar in India to grow by 250% in 2015: says a new study by BRIDGE TO INDIA

The Indian market has become very dynamic in the last year and will likely become a global top 5 solar market in 2015 Last month India crossed the 4 GW mark for cumulative installed utility-scale solar capacity Delhi, June 10th 2015: Today BRIDGE TO INDIA, a strategic environmental consulting company and a thought leader in

Solar can contribute 10%-13% to India’s grid power supply by 2024: Dr. Tobias Engelmeier Founder and Director, BRIDGE TO INDIA

There is no doubt that the Indian energy industry (much like other industries) is currently undergoing a phase of massive change.India’s power requirement has been growing at a CAGR of 5.2% for past seven years.[1]Applying the past growth rate to the future, BRIDGE TO INDIA estimates the power requirement in India by 2024 is likely