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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.

New JV for rural stand-alone power systems in Western Australia

Western Australia's Horizon Power and Ampcontrol have launched Boundary Power as a JV for deployment of stand-alone power systems
Clean energy flexibility project rolls out on Orkney

Clean energy flexibility project rolls out on Orkney

Energy storage batteries, electric vehicles, smart chargers and smart meters are being made available to residents and businesses.
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SEforALL funds mini-grid deployment in Sierra Leone and Madagascar

The Universal Energy Facility, a results-based financing facility managed by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), is now open.
Study finds CHP a key enabler of Europe’s energy transition and could save €8bn

Study finds CHP a key enabler of Europe’s energy transition

A study published today finds that cogeneration is a primary enabler to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe and could save over €8...
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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.
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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.

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