Abengoa: solar energy for a sustainable world

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Abengoa began commercial operation of Solana, the world's largest parabolic trough plant. Solana has an installed capacity of 280 MW and a thermal storage system that produces electricity without sunlight for six hours at full capacity. That is the equivalent of a 70,000 households and prevented 475,000 t. of CO2 emissions per year.

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Solar energy can help tackle climate change

Article | February 27, 2020

Homeowners, commercial and industrial businesses have started choosing solar energy over conventional sources of energy in India. The explosive adoption is a result of affordable solar modules, Government schemes and policies that are accelerating the growth of renewable energy. Solar energy reduces the dependence and reliance on fossil fuels. Besides burning of fossil fuels for energy production has been one of the biggest culprits contributing to climate change. And, we have been doing it not just for years or decades but for centuries. Today, we have numerous environmental challenges that are directly influenced by human activity.

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How Solar Helps the Environment

Article | February 27, 2020

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What does Covid-19 mean for Renewable Energy?

Article | February 27, 2020

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Recognizing and solving challenges in renewable energy land usage

Article | February 27, 2020

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