News: What’s caught our eye? 20th September – 26th September

Each week we provide a summary of our latest news, announcements and other renewable energy news stories from around the world that we've found interesting.

The world’s first solar power park and ride opens in Leeds
With  a solar capacity of 1.136MWp as well as an estimated energy generation of 851.7MWh. The £38.5 million project provides; electric vehicle charging points, vehicle spaces and dedicated bus lanes for zero-emissions buses.
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Genera 2021 returns to Ifema in November
From November 16 to 18, a new edition of the International Energy and Environment Fair Genera 2021 will take place at the Ifema fairgrounds Madrid.
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Glasgow City Council unveils £30 billion portfolio to make the city net-zero by 2030
The green plan eyes working on ten projects across the city in a bid to achieve net-zero goals with one potential transformation being the “green cap” which will feature over the M8.
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AI monitoring project dubbed “Flying Squad” set to monitor bird landscape
The project involving SSE Renewables, Microsoft, Avanade and NatureScot will capture how puffins behave during the breeding season on the #Isle of May with a view of the technology being used in windfarm projects.
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Robotics and autonomous systems will play a vital role in the growth of the O&M market
According to a study conducted by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the global robotics market will soar to a market value of £8.4 billion – with £3.4 billion made up from wind energy.
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Edinburgh based start-up Renewco Power Ltd receives £24 million in funding from SSE Renewables
The ambitious growth strategy aims to develop assets of 4GW within five years – equivalent to powering 2 million homes with clean energy.
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Successful offshore wind live drinks event hosted by Taylor Hopkinson
Great to see such a good turnout for our Glasgow offshore wind drinks. Thanks to all who came along and we’re already looking forward to the next one!
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World Energy Storage Day 2021
Energy storage plays an integral role in the resilience and sustainability in the energy market. If you would like to know more about our live energy storage roles feel free to contact Simon Cairns for more information.
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High Tien will invest and own the first Taiwanese large cable laying vessel 
The investment will increase development and contribution to Taiwan’s efforts – leading to the potential of further expansion in the APAC and international markets
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Microsoft donates £100 million to the Breakthrough Energy initiative
The donation aims to strengthen its commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2030 whilst promoting a net-zero society by 2050.
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Scottish Power announces partnership with WWF 
The Scottish renewable company transformed its headquarters in Glasgow with a spectacular panda animation in the lead up to COP26
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Lightsource BP secures funding of £1.8 billion for a credit and trade finance facility
The move is part of the company’s new growth strategy to develop 25GW worth of solar energy by 2025 creating 500 green jobs over the next four years.
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New record of solar installation is expected globally in 2021 – up to 191 GW 
BNEF then expects annual solar deployment to increase to 214GW and 222GW in 2022 and 2023 respectively, figures that are in line with the optimistic deployment.
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Our Weekly Jobs Digest
Have a look at our permanent and contract renewables jobs in offshore wind, onshore wind, solar storage – globally.
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