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Caterpillar in deal for largest single-site microgrid in UAE


Caterpillar is to deliver the largest single-site microgrid in the UAE.

EV partnership to empower UK prosumers


UK energy technology company Moixa and electric vehicle charger manufacturer EO Charging have teamed to create a dedicated smart charging and home solar battery solution for consumers.


Copenhagen Zoo uses solar to go green


Copenhagen Zoo has committed to clean energy by installing solar systems on top of 12 buildings, promising a reduction of 170 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

Vattenfall building $39m hybrid energy park in Netherlands


Vattenfall is building a $39m hybrid energy park at Haringvliet in the Netherlands with a total capacity of 60 MW.

Portugal’s largest auction spells solar opportunity for Iberdrola


Iberdrola has been awarded 149 MW of photovoltaic solar power in Portugal’s largest energy auction in 10 years, a venture that will increase the company’s installed power by 6 per cent.

Caribbean set for largest solar and storage project


The largest solar generation plus energy storage project ever to be built in the Caribbean has been announced by the government of St Kitts and Nevis, the state-owned St Kitts Electric Company (SKELEC) and Swiss energy storage firm Leclanché.

Papua New Guinea a leader in off-grid solar lighting


Drawing on extensive research in-country, the report says the market for solar solutions now stands at about $260 million a year and is expected to grow over the next five years

Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon

05/08/2019 New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.

BNEF: Energy to storage increase 122X by 2040

02/08/2019 According to the latest forecast by BloombergNEF (BNEF), energy storage installations (not including pumped hydropower) around the world will multiply exponentially, from 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040.

China, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia partner on renewable energy


Financing for the three-year project comes from the Ministry of Commerce of China with the provision of $2 million, which will be equally shared between Ethiopia and Sri Lanka

Energy storage sites provide unique wholesale market participation

31/07/2019 ENGIE Storage has announced it will supply and operate a 19 MW/38 MWh portfolio of six energy storage sites that will contribute to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program and participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets.

Hanergy builds airport shuttle with solar panels for Chinese airport


Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has announced that its US-based unit, Global Solar Energy and TAM-Europe have recently co-developed an airport shuttle bus thin-film roof system

Glendale Water & Power to repower Grayson power plant with solar plus storage

31/07/2019 Last week, California’s Glendale Water & Power (GWP) received approval from the Glendale City Council to move forward with a plan to repower the aging Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewable energy resources, energy storage and a limited amount of thermal generation.

UK renewables receives a boost with new solar reward scheme

30/07/2019 E.ON has launched a Solar Reward scheme designed to provide 5.24p per every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy exported back to the grid.

India: Leading in low renewable energy cost across Asia Pacific


India has emerged as the market leader with the lowest renewable energy cost in Asia Pacific, new research from Wood Mackenzie found

Flow machines qualify for UK frequency response market for first time


redT, an energy storage infrastructure company, and energy tech company Open Energi have announced that, for the first time, a vanadium redox flow machine has achieved pre-qualification status from National Grid to provide Dynamic Firm Frequency Response (dFFR) services to the UK grid. 

At the sharp end of Asia’s energy transition - POWERGEN Asia interview


Having spent more than 20 years working in the energy sector in Asia, James Harris has seen many changes in the region.

Crowdfunded solar plant goes live in France


Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH has supplied almost 15,000 solar modules to a large ground-mounted solar farm in western France that has had around 40 per cent its installation’s costs come from crowdfunding. 

Renewables outpace fossil fuels in Europe for second year


For the second consecutive year, renewables produced more power than fossil fuels in the first and second quarters of 2019.

Banks lend $319m to largest solar PV project in Europe


The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Spanish state-owned bank Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) have agreed to finance the largest solar PV power project under construction in Europe.

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