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All community energy news and projects with specific focus on small scale, off-grid and renewable power generation. Community energy refers to decentralized energy solutions that support rural electrification and include hybrid solar power, wind and storage solutions.

Portugal’s EDP backs eight renewable projects across Africa

EDP has announced €500,000 in funding to help Africa to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy.

‘Mini-grids can electrify thousands of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa’

Exclusive interview with Aaron Leopold, CEO of the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA). He is also part of the speaker line-up and advisory board member of Future Energy East Africa in September in Nairobi.
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Israeli innovators, Nokia, partner for rural electrification in Asia

Aquarius Engines has signed a partnership agreement with Nokia to provide minigrids in remote areas of the Philippines, and other Asian countries.

COVID-19 emergency support package to electrify health centres in Africa

An emergency relief fund to provide healthcare organisations on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa with reliable power has been awarded to a solar home system provider, Lumos.

EU in $4m bid to unlock cogeneration renewables potential

A four-year €4m ($4.5m) EU research project has been launched to design a small-scale cogeneration engine using biomass to produce heat and electricity – a move that the project developers believe could unlock mainstream renewables in the heating and cooling sector.

Iberdrola uses blockchain technology to guarantee renewable energy supply

Spain-based utility Iberdrola has completed a project it says will contribute to accelerating the decarbonization process by using blockchain technology to guarantee that the energy supplied to the consumer is 100% renewable.

IN DEPTH: Battery modelling for energy storage

Battery modelling can play a crucial role in identifying the optimum level of energy storage for a project

Flexitricity hires Maitland ahead of supply launch

UK demand management company Flexitricity has appointed a new head of supply as it prepares to launch a commercial energy supply offering.

Siemens to build microgrid in Finland

Lempäälän Energia has awarded Siemens a contract to develop a self-sufficient smart grid system in the industrial area of Marjamäki, Finland, in order to provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy system.

ABB Australian microgrid set to balance renewables

ABB is to supply a 30 MW battery storage microgrid solution to an area in Australia which has a high penetration of renewables into the grid.

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