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Arab gulf firms set their sights on the region's growing appetite for solar power

Tom DiChristopher for CNBC:  Some of the world's top oil exporters want to be major pl

As Clean Energy Grows, Electricity Markets Must Evolve

The good news is that the clean energy genie is out of the bottle for good. Markets must reflect the new reality of low-cost clean energy and clean energy policy preferences.

Off-grid Power in Remote Areas Will Require Special Business Model to Succeed

Developing a successful business model that could deliver off-grid power will require addressing challenges unique to the population, an Oregon State University researcher concluded in a study published recently in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth

Jessica Shankleman  and Chris Martin for Bloomberg:  Solar power is now cheaper

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Two for the Price of One: Russian Scientists Build Solar+Wind Power Generator

Sputnik News:  A team of enterprising Russian scientists managed to develop a unique power generator that uses both solar and wind energy at the same time to produce electricity.
There have been numerous attempts before to produce a combo solar+wind power generator, but so far none have met success. Solar panels tend to wear out rather quickly due to the powerful air currents generated by wind turbines, which drastically limits the system’s efficiency. But now, the combined efforts of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and a Zelenograd-based solar panel manufacturer have finally borne fruit.  Cont'd...

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Clenergy listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange A Share

On January 12th, 2017, Clenergy (Xiamen) Technology Co., Ltd. (Clenergy Share, SHN: 603628) was officially listed during a grand listing ceremony at the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE).

New IRENA Report Details How Renewables Can Decarbonise the Energy Sector and Improve the Lives of Billions

REthinking Energy 2017 released at seventh IRENA Assembly

Ecoppia Completes 40MW Deployment in EDF RE /Arava-Power Middle Eastern Solar Park

Full deployment of the company's water-free, robotic PV panel cleaning system on the Israel-Jordan border brings Ecoppia to over 300MW of deployments, and cleaning rate of 10 million panels a month

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