Posts tagged: Italy

European Renewable Energy Share Increases To 14.4% In 2012

The Directive 2009/28 states that the Member States should achieve an overall 20% share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption across Europe. It has set a binding individual target for each country by 2020. EurObserv’ER is monitoring the progress of each Member State towards achieving these targets. The following estimates are the first […]

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Global Capacity And New Installations 2012

The table below includes countries with operating commercial CSP capacity at the end of 2012. Several additional countries had small pilot plants in operation by year’s  end, including China (about 2.5 MW), France (at least 0.75 MW), Germany (1.5 MW), India (as much as 5.5 MW), Israel (6 MW), Italy (5 MW), South Korea (0.2MW), […]

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Still Bigger Than Other Renewable Energy Technologies

Solar and wind continue to dominate investment in new renewable capacity. Global use of solar and wind energy grew significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), while wind power increased by 18.1 percent, to 521.3 TWh. Although hydropower remains the world’s leading renewable energy, solar and wind continue […]

US Solar Capacity Now Beyond 10 GW

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the US have now broken through the 10 gigawatt (GW) barrier in terms of capacity, following strong market deployment since the start of 2010, according to NPD Solarbuzz. NPD said that during the first half of 2013, more than 1.8 GW of new solar PV capacity was installed in the […]

Worldwide Wind Power Capacity Now At 282 GW

The World Wind Energy Association has recently launched the World Wind Energy Report 2012. Below you can find some keypoints: The worldwide wind capacity reached 282 GW, out of which 44’609 Megawatt were added in 2012, more than ever before. Wind power showed a growth rate of 19,2 %, which is the lowest rate in […]

EU Set To Beat Its 20% Renewable Energy Targets

According to an analysis of national action plans by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Europe is will meet easy its target of drawing 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, The group has collated European Commission figures which show that 20.7% of energy consumption – and 34% of electricity demand – will […]

Photovoltaic Market In Europe – Status 2012

After the big growth in 2011, the European Union’s photovoltaic market slowed right down in 2012. The newly-installed capacity in 2012 is 16.5 GWp compared to 22 GWp in 2011. This is a 25% slide. At global level the market generally held up, with just over 30 GWp installed, bolstered by the build-up of the […]