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Wind Power Market in Azerbaijan

/11th November 2013, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Azerbaijan has good renewable energy resources. The wind, which blows more than 250 days per year and may generate 2.4 billion kWh of electricity annually, is the country’s preferred option because of its lower cost, environmental soundness and unlimited availability. There is a great potential to use wind energy, particularly on the coastline and offshore, which is now recognized in official circles.

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Hungarian Solar Market. Current situation in 2013 and expectations for 2014.

/24th October 2013, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Hungary has good potential for the use of solar energy, as the number of sunny hours in Hungary is between 1,950-2,150 hours per year at an intensity of 1,200 kWh/m2 per year. However Hungarian photovoltaic market is not developed. At the end of 2012 the solar PV market in Hungary has 6 MW cumulative installed capacity.

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Smart Grid Technologies will play important role for development of CEE & SEE countries renewable energy markets

/19th Spetember 2013, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ To date, power supply has been governed by the consumption-oriented generation model. Because power will be increasingly generated from renewable energy sources in the future, it is necessary to move towards a so-called "Internet of Energy" model. This model is based on principles of smart power generation, smart power grids, smart storage, and smart consumption. Information and communication-based technologies (ICT) will play a central role in connecting the different parts of the energy system.

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Kazakhstan’s President suggests working out an effective system to manage the country’s hydrocarbons

/10th September 2013, TengriNews/ Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has suggested working out an effective system to manage the country’s hydrocarbons riches, Tengrinews.kz reports. “We need an effective system to manage the hydrocarbons wealth; natural riches should feed the economy growth; however, they should no longer be the major source of revenues for the state. That is the key objective of the Government”, President said when speaking at the Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum in Astana September 10.

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Securum Equity Partners cancels 1 GW Serbian PV project, sues Serbian government

/14th August 2013, Photon Magazine/ Luxembourg-based investment firm Securum Equity Partners & Associates plans to sue the Republic of Serbia for failing to provide Securum with the appropriate land for the construction of a 1 GW PV project the company was to develop in Serbia. According to the lawsuit, which will be filed shortly in the International Court of Arbitration of London, Securum is seeking compensation totaling €160 million ($213.7 million).

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Wind near-cost competitive with fossil fuels, says US Department of Energy

/9th August 2013, Chris Goodall/ The latest data on US wind power provides some extraordinary statistics. During 2012 about 13 gigawatts of new capacity was installed, almost twice the UK’s total wind power. This provided about 43% of the net additions to US generating plant.

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Turkey. An interesting PV market.

/23rd July 2013, Hans-Christoph Neidlein, PV MagazineTM/ With its booming economy and growing energy demand, Turkey is one of the most promising new PV markets, but financing and bureaucracy hurdles remain. Almost 9 GW of projects have applied for the first licensing round for large-scale installations, but commercial rooftop installations of up to 1 MW offer the best opportunities.

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UK gives consent for two major wind energy projects

/7th July 2013, EVWIND / Secretary of State, Edward Davey announced RWE’s 1.2 GW Triton Knoll offshore wind project and Vattenfall’s 228 MW Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm have been given the go-ahead for development. The government has approved RWE Innogy’s 1,200 megawatt Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, a project with capacity comparable to that of a large nuclear power plant.

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Smart Energy Load Centers (SELCs) for Stable and Competitive Renewable Energy

/29th June 2013, By James Stalker/ Renewable energy developers face many challenges today. Three main challenges are: (1) no power grid in the vicinity, (2) no willing utility to buy that energy, (3) prohibitive stabilization costs of unstable renewable energy. The world's number of personal computers is expected to reach 2 billion by 2014 and 100's of millions of mobile computing devices are already in use, with the latter number expected to explode in the future.

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Headstart for CSUN in Turkey - new factory in Istanbul officially inaugurated

/26th May 2013, By CSUN/ CSUN, a specialized manufacturer of solar cells and modules took the next step in its globalization approach and celebrated the grand opening of its factory in Istanbul yesterday together with the Turkish Minister of Energy Taner Yildiz, the Vice President of the government party and parliament member Salih Kapusuz as well as the Chinese Consul General Zhang Qingyang. 

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