Capacity Archive

26 Jun 2015

BioSolar Claims Huge Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Breakthrough — Better Capacity, Longer Life, & Lower Costs (Reportedly)

The energy storage technology company BioSolar has claimed a breakthrough in the field of lithium-ion batteries, according to a recent press release. To be more specific, the company has claimed that a technology that it’s currently developing
24 Jun 2015

India Expects 52% Jump In Annual Wind Energy Capacity Addition

Bullish on the changed economic and regulatory environment, the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association expects a 52% jump in capacity addition this year. The association expects that 3.5 GW worth of wind energy capacity will be added in
21 Jun 2015

More Than 230 GW Of New Wind Power Capacity In China By 2024

MAKE Consulting is forecasting more than 230 GW of wind power capacity to be installed by 2024 in China, which is having a huge impact on MAKE’s 10-year outlook. MAKE has increased China’s expected capacity addition by 3%
15 Jun 2015

Panasonic To Increase Solar Module Production Capacity To 1 GW

Encouraged by the rapidly developing solar power market in Japan, Panasonic is planning to significantly increase its solar photovoltaic modules production capacity. Panasonic has announced that it plans to increase the production capacity of its HIT (Heterojunction
13 Jun 2015

Meyer Burger Wins Order For Passivated Emitter Rear Cell Technology Equal To 2.5 GW Of Annual Capacity

The photovoltaics, semiconductors, and optoelectronics company Meyer Burger recently won a CHF38 million (US$ 40.9 million) order for passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology equivalent to 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of annual capacity. While the deal is certainly a big and
6 Jun 2015

Indian State Maharashtra To Add 7.7 GW Renewable Energy Capacity In 5 Years (Yes, GW!)

The western Indian state of Maharashtra has announced its new renewable energy policy through which it plans to achieve an installed renewable energy capacity of 14.4 GW by the end of the next 5 years. The state
19 May 2015

Abengoa To Transfer 450 MW CSP Capacity To Yieldco In €614 Million Deal

There’s a new yieldco on the block, Abengoa Yield, and the company will take over a number of concentrated solar power projects from its parent and developer, Abengoa Solar. The Spanish project developer has announced that it will
11 May 2015

Renewables = 84% of New Electricity Generation Capacity in 1st Quarter of 2015 (Exclusive)

Building off of a strong January and February, new electricity generation capacity added in the USA in March brought the 1st quarter split to 84% for all renewables, 81% for solar + wind. Utility-scale solar power now
5 May 2015

MidAmerican Energy plans $900m wind capacity expansion in Iowa

MidAmerican Energy plans to spend around $ 900m to construct two new wind farms in Iowa, bringing the company’s total wind investment in the state to around $ 6.7bn. CTBR – News
26 Apr 2015

BNEF: New Clean Power Capacity Passes New Fossil Fuel Power Capacity… Never Turning Back

Clean energy has overtaken fossil fuels in terms of annual electricity generation capacity additions — with more renewable energy capacity now being added globally than coal + natural gas + oil combined. And, perhaps more importantly than that simple