Record Green Power Installations Beat Fossil Fuel for First Time

Renewable energy reached an important turning point last year with record new installations of emissions-free power surpassing sources that burn fossil fuel, according the International Energy Agency.New installations of renewable energy overtook conventional power for the first time in 2015, the Paris-based agency said Tuesday in its Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report. Global green power rose by a record 153 gigawatts, equivalent to 55 percent of newly installed capacity last year. Total installed capacity exceeded coal for the first time, the IEA said.

“We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables and, as is the case with other fields, the center of gravity for renewable growth is moving to emerging markets,” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said.

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Hermes Solar Ltd. will participate in the annual Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, which will take place from 11th -13th March, 2015, Sofia, Inter Expo Center.

Dynamic climate changes, security of energy supply and strong economic and social benefits have prompted many countries in South-East Europe to diversify their energy mix in order to convert the energy in a sustainable system for future challenges.

The SEE region has favorable conditions for the production of green energy - water resources, good levels of solar radiation, geothermal resources, good wind potential.

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World’s largest solar bridge!

Solarcentury and Network Rail push button on world’s largest solar bridge

After nearly five years in the making, Network Rail has today cut the ribbon on the world’s largest solar-powered bridge at Blackfriars Bridge across the River Thames. As part of a project with solar installation firm Solarcentury, the roof of the bridge has been covered with 4,400 photovoltaic panels, providing up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station.

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