IRENA reports 140GW of new solar and wind capacity were installed in 2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:More than 140 gigawatts of solar and wind generation capacity were added globally last year as solar PV consolidated its role as the growth engine of the renewables market, new figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency show.Among renewable technologies, wind remains second only to hydropower in its installed base, with 564 gigawatts in operation compared to solar’s 480 gigawatts, IRENA said.But the solar market is now regularly lapping wind on the global stage, with solar installations hitting a record 94 gigawatts last year, IRENA said, in spite of a policy-induced slowdown in the critical Chinese market.The global wind market has been flat in recent years, holding steady around 50 gigawatts of new installations in 2018. However, growth is expected in the years ahead, and many corners of the global wind market are vibrant. Onshore wind has proven itself the lowest-cost option for new power generation in a growing number of markets around the world, including much of the central U.S., and developers are increasingly finding ways to build projects without subsidies.But the biggest renewables market by far these days is solar. Analysts at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables believe the global solar market will crack the 100-gigawatt mark for the first time this year — a level the wind market has never come close to achieving. Costs continue to fall rapidly across the solar industry, setting the global market up for a rhythm of annual installations in the 115- to 120-gigawatt range in the early 2020s, Wood Mackenzie forecasts.Wind and solar’s faster growth means that renewables are eating up a larger and larger share of the global market for new power plants, going from 25 percent of new capacity brought online in 2001 to 63 percent last year, a new record.More: IRENA: 140 gigawatts of solar and wind capacity installed globally in 2018
Raheem Sterling is winning his race to be fit for Wednesday night’s trip to Real Madrid.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone And Sunsport reported that it was touch and go whether he would be ready to return by the time City travelled to the Bernabeu.While he did not the travelling party for the win at Leicester on Saturday, he has been training for the last few days.And it seems certain that Sterling will be on the plane when the squad fly to Spain early on Tuesday afternoon.That will leave Pep Guardiola with a big decision on whether to pick him from the start or name him among the substitutes.Sterling is certain to want to play and catch the eye having confirmed at the weekend that he would love to play for the Spanish giants one day. Loading… Read Also: De Bruyne warns Man City they will be branded failures without UCL winWhile Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane also refused to rule out a summer move for “very good” Sterling earlier this week.Because it coincided with City’s winter break, the injury kept him out of just two matches and he is likely to be fresh to face Zidane’s men.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Manchester City ace tweaked a hamstring during the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham on February 2.