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Industry opinion: Integrating renewables into a reliable power ecosystem


Balancing renewables represents the most efficient and sustainable approach to meeting the energy needs we have now, and those of the next generation. Efficient control hardware combined with the management and optimization offered by virtual power plants provides an opportunity to meet that challenge today.

Swiss retailer fits solar PV to become carbon neutral


One of the largest supermarket chains in Switzerland wants to become carbon neutral by 2023 and has fitted solar PV on 19 of its stores.

Industry opinion: Flying a kite – the 100 per cent renewables myth


Why conventional power generation is not the enemy in the fight for a carbon-free future

ABB and Italian utility in blockchain pact for solar prosumers


ABB is working with Italian utility Evolvere on how to use blockchain technology to deliver transparent and secure peer-to-peer energy transactions.

Malaysia to see rise in coal, gas and renewables – but no nuclear


Malaysia will continue to embrace and develop thermal power capacity for the next decade and beyond, which will see an increase of 5 GW of coal and gas capacity.

Tunisia oil plant to fit solar and storage system


Greek EPC company METKA is to build an off-grid hybrid energy system at an upstream oil facility in Tunisia.

Report predicts Vietnam poised for renewables boom


Wind and solar power are poised for a significant rise in Vietnam and will hit 19.9 GW by 2030, according to a new report.

ABB unveils its first CO2 neutral factory in the world


ABB has unveiled its first CO2-neutral and energy self-sufficient factory in the world.

Feature: Why smooth integration of DER is key for decarbonization


The decarbonization of the energy sector was once a distant aspiration. However, recent developments in the power industry have set us on course towards decarbonization before the mid-century, and this aspiration is now considered a reasonable (albeit ambitious) goal.

CSP energy storage will bridge “dispatchable energy gap” says report


Concentrated solar power twinned with thermal energy storage will bridge a “dispatchable energy gap” according to a new report.

IEA alarmed as new renewables capacity stalls


Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase year on year.

Ørsted to buy solar and storage developer Coronal


Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted has entered into an agreement to acquire a subsidiary of US-based Coronal Energy, a developer of large-scale solar and storage projects.

Minigrid combines solar and digital to electrify Togo village


Solar energy is now providing the electricity for an entire village in Togo of 4000 people, powering streetlights, homes, schools and shops.

Gas now the dominant fossil fuel in Europe says report


Rising carbon costs and coal plant closures across Europe have resulted in gas-fired power generation overtaking output from other forms of fossil fuels for the first time in recent history, according to analysts.

Saudi windpower market set for 6 GW growth


Saudi Arabia will become a regional heavyweight in windpower by the early 2020's, according to new research.

Blackrock invests in solar operator CleanCapital


The renewables arm of Blackrock, the world’s biggest investment manager, is to inject cash into solar owner and operator CleanCapital.

ArcelorMittal Energy signs landmark PPA for Spanish solar farms


Infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group has agreed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with the energy arm of global steel and mining giant ArcelorMittal for two solar farms in Spain.

EV charging network to combine solar and storage


Sustainable energy company Gridserve is to build a more than 100 electric vehicle charging forecourts across the UK which will be powered by solar farms and have onsite energy storage.

Mitsubishi Hitachi launches renewable energy services provider


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) has launched Oriden, a renewable energy solutions provider.

Netherlands solar park to create carbon-neutral village


A solar park is to be built in The Netherlands to support an energy co-operative in its bid to create a carbon neutral village.

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