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Engie and Sonnen partner on solar plus storage offering


Engie and German storage specialist Sonnen are teaming up to provide a combined solar-plus-storage solution for self-consumption on the residential French market.

Americas to depose Asia as top solar PV inverter market


The value of the global solar photovoltaic inverters market will almost halve over the next five years as the balance of power in the sector shifts from Asia to the Americas.

UK goes three days without coal power


The UK yesterday hit a milestone of running without coal power for three days in a row – the longest coal-free period in the country since the 1880s.

Masdar in deal to boost renewables in Costa Rica


Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar has signed a collaboration deal to promote further renewable energy development in Costa Rica.

French solar injection as government progresses towards 10 GW target


The French government has awarded subsidized contracts to 392 rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined capacity of 200 MW.

E.ON offering Viridian solar to UK homes


E.ON and Viridian Solar are partnering to provide roof integrated solar panels to British homeowners.

Caterpillar engines to benefit Swedish nuclear power plant


Caterpillar has announced that Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB has selected Caterpillar and its local Cat dealer Zeppelin Power Systems to supply six Cat 3500 Series industrial diesel engines for an emergency cooling system at its Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden.

Insurance fund supports small solar projects in emerging markets


A new insurance fund aims to minimize financial risk for small solar projects in emerging markets. 

Fortum wins contract for largest Nordic rooftop solar system


Fortum has won a contract to install what it says is the Nordic countries’ largest rooftop solar system. 

Meteocontrol immersed in Turkish solar PV sector


Meteocontrol’s plant controller technology is being used to manage the largest zero-feed-in PV system in Turkey.

Clean energy investment hit $61bn in Q1


Global clean energy investment in the first quarter of this year hit $61.1bn, with China accounting for more than 40 per cent of the world total.

Solar+storage system for US retirement community


A retirement community in California is set to install a solar+storage system that is expected to save over $250,000 per year in energy and demand savings. 

Carmaker begins work on giant solar carport


Luxury carmaker Bentley Motors has begun construction on what will be the UK's largest solar carport at its factory headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire.

Solar tops rankings for 2017 global power investment


More investment went into solar energy than any other power source last year, according to new research.

SoftBank launches $930m solar venture in India


SoftBank has again made a major play in solar energy investment, this time in India.

ENGIE and Fenix complete acquisition to bring affordable power to remotest Africa


Global utility company ENGIE and off-grid energy leader Fenix International closed their acquisition agreement on Monday.

Advance in Saudi Arabian solar power with SoftBank investment


SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund is to invest in the creation of the world’s biggest solar power project in Saudi Arabia, a country with an ambitious focus on the technology.

Hybridization - the best of both worlds


As plant breeders have learned how to blend the useful properties of two organisms to produce a hybrid combining the most useful attributes of each, so have developers of decentralized energy projects. 

Siemens partners with ComEd to manage Chicago microgrid


Siemens has used the platform of its annual US Innovation Day to announce partnering with Chicago-based ComEd on the first utility-operated microgrid cluster in the nation.

Abu Dhabi’s utility absorbed into government department


Economic circumstance has prompted Abu Dhabi to fold utility Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (Adwea) into the emirate’s newly established department of energy as part of a consolidation of state-owned entities.

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