Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next half of the decade leading up to 2030, powered by a resurgence in solar energy and The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in the four years that led up to 2020.
Its latest report in 2019 predicted that by the middle of the next decade a new dawn for cheap solar power could see the world’s solar capacity grow by 600GW which equates to almost double the installed total electricity capacity of Japan that year. Overall, renewable electricity is expected to grow by 1,200GW in the next five years, the equivalent of the total electricity capacity of the US in 2019.
Renewable energy sources make up 26% of the world’s electricity today, but according to the IEA its share is expected to reach 30% by 2024. The resurgence follows a global slowdown in 2019, due to falling technology costs and rising environmental concerns. The IEA also expects solar energy to play the biggest role in jumpstarting fresh growth in global renewable energy due to the fact that falling costs are already below retail electricity prices in most countries. Solar PV is the single largest source of additional expansion potential, followed by onshore wind and hydropower.
The cost of solar power is expected to decline by a further 15% to 35% by 2024 which should spur further growth over the second half of the decade and the increasing requirements of energy-hungry businesses and factories is expected to be the main driver of the solar power boom as company bosses exploit falling costs to help cut their energy bills.
The number of home solar panels is also expected to more than double to reach around 100 million rooftops by the middle of the decade leading into 2030 with the strongest per capita growth expected in Australia, Belgium, California, the Netherlands and Austria. Despite this forecasted growth expected for solar over the next five years, panels will still cover only 6% of the world’s available rooftops, leaving room for further growth into the remainder of the decade.
China will account for 40% of global renewable capacity expansion leading up to 2024 and this will be in part due to improved system integration, lower curtailment rates and enhanced competitiveness of both solar PV and onshore wind. A more optimistic outlook for the European Union results from higher planned renewables auction volumes and faster distributed solar PV growth in member states to meet renewable energy targets. In the United States, wind and solar PV developers are rushing to complete projects before federal tax incentives end, while corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and state-level policies contribute to growth.
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- Electric Dreams — The Future Is Electricby David Waterworth on May 18, 2022 at 8:47 pm
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____________________________________________________________________________ The U.K. has come a long way since the Great Smog. Infrastructure and lifestyle changes improved environmental conditions and protected residents’ health. Today, fossil fuels are creating similar ecological impacts. Environmental engineers are improving local air quality by minimizing fossil fuel emissions. England may decarbonize its energy grid using offshore wind farms. As a … Continue reading "Pros and Cons of Offshore Energy" The post Pros and Cons of Offshore Energy first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
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Image by Pawel Czerwinski via Unsplash.com When you think about recycling, your mind is probably instantly drawn to the environmental benefits, such as the prevention of waste going to polluting landfills. However, there are also some harmful aspects of the industry, and these present opportunities for technology to be utilised to help clean it up. … Continue reading "How can sustainable technology be used in recycling?" The post How can sustainable technology be used in recycling? first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
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Global energy tech pioneer Octopus Energy has acquired a controlling interest in the Northern Ireland heat pump manufacturer Renewable Energy Devices (RED) based in Craigavon, ahead of full acquisition by the end of the year. The multi-million-pound partnership will see RED’s existing factory being significantly expanded with an additional 100 engineering jobs created by 2024. … Continue reading "Octopus Energy Makes Major Investment in Heat Pump Manufacturer Renewable Energy Devices (RED)" The post Octopus Energy Makes Major Investment in Heat Pump Manufacturer Renewable Energy Devices (RED) first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
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- The Opportunities and Setbacks of Solar Powerby Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on April 5, 2022 at 8:24 am
The solar industry is primed for growth. Solar power is the most abundant resource on Earth and is effectively unlimited. Low-carbon electricity generation must be increased substantially in the next decades if the U.K. wants to reach net-zero by 2050. Alternative energy solutions help reduce greenhouse gasses and stabilize global temperatures. Questions are now being … Continue reading "The Opportunities and Setbacks of Solar Power" The post The Opportunities and Setbacks of Solar Power first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
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- Wind project off North Carolina coast gets overwhelming supportby Renewable Energy World on February 10, 2022 at 4:46 pm
Birders and organized labor dominated a recent public comment period, while beach towns were mostly mum. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will now consider the input ahead of an anticipated auction this spring.
- Auxin Solar alleges unfair trade practices from Chinese suppliers, asks Commerce to interveneby David Wagman on February 10, 2022 at 3:27 pm
Auxin Solar named more than a dozen companies in its petition to Commerce Department officials.
- 6/18/20 - Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm
immigration.procon.org - DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an Obama administration policy implemented on June 15, 2012. DACA prevents eligible undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children from being deported, and it allows those immigrants to get work permits.
- 6/15/20 - Sanctuary Cities: Top 3 Pros and Conson June 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm
immigration.procon.org - While there is no official legal definition of "sanctuary city," the term generally refers to towns, cities, or counties that decline to cooperate completely with federal detention requests related to undocumented immigrants, often with a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Some argue that sanctuary cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago should not receive federal funding because they are not enforcing federal immigration laws. Others say that sanctuary city policies protect both citizens and undocumented immigrants.
- 6/12/20 - Kneeling during the National Anthem: Top 3 Pros and Conson June 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm
www.procon.org - The current debate over kneeling or sitting in protest during the national anthem was ignited by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and has escalated to become a nationally divisive issue. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Aug. 26, 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. Since that time, many other professional football players, high school athletes, and professional athletes in other sports have refused to stand for the national anthem. These protests have generated controversy and sparked a public conversation about the protesters' messages and how they've chosen to deliver them.
- 5/29/20 - Encyclopaedia Britannica Acquires ProCon.orgon May 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm
www.procon.org - The Britannica® Group today announced that it has acquired ProCon.org, the country's leading source for information and research on all sides of the controversial issues of the day.