Solar Grids News

In this category, you can find all the news related to utility-interactive PV plants. Solar installations can be classified into three following types: on-grid, off-grid and hybrid systems with battery storage. Grid-feed PV modules generate power during sunny weather and supply it into electric grid, so you can access this backup power when needed.

Zelestra's La Mata Solar Farm Powers Up Colombian Grid
Zelestra shines in Colombia with La Gloria solar farm, powering over 106,000 households. CEO Jose Luis Garcia eyes more growth for decarbonization goals.
Jul 8, 2024 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, South america, Colombia, PV Power Plant, Zelestra
Engie Energy Access launches 15 solar mini-grids in Zambia
Empowering Zambia's Eastern Province with sustainable energy solutions through Engie Energy Access's solar mini-grids. A brighter future for underserved communities.
Jun 26, 2024 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Africa, zambia, PV Power Plant, Engie Energy
Hive Energy Expands Serbian Solar Portfolio with 216 MW
Hive Energy's Serbian solar parks with battery storage are set to power up, adding 216.5 MW to their renewable energy portfolio. More projects in the pipeline!
Jun 4, 2024 // Grids, Europe, hive energy, Serbia
NSW Accelerates Grid-Connection for 2 GW Batteries
NSW government grants $8.4 million to fast-track battery energy storage projects, including the massive Waratah Super Battery, ensuring completion by 2025-2026.
May 23, 2024 // Storage, Grids, new south wales
Enel Powers Up Eaton Plant with Largest Microgrid
Enel North America leads the way in sustainable energy with Puerto Rico's largest clean microgrid at Eaton's facility, reducing carbon footprint and enhancing energy resilience.
Apr 3, 2024 // Plants, Grids, USA, North America, Puerto Rico, Enel North America
Masdar's Uzbekistan Solar Plants Power Up Grid
Masdar's 511-MW solar duo in Uzbekistan, powered by Trina Solar Co Ltd, marks a major step towards clean energy for 240,000 homes.
Mar 14, 2024 // Grids, Masdar, Asia, Uzbekistan
Wattcrop's Greek BESS Projects Seek Grid-Connection Permits
Greek renewables developer, Wattcrop, is making significant strides in the energy storage sector with its application for grid-connection permits for 273 MW of battery energy storage systems. These projects are set to revolutionize the regional energy infrastructure and boost renewable energy capacity.
Jan 17, 2024 // Storage, Grids, Greece, Europe, Wattcrop
Photon Energy Energizes 3.9-MWp Solar Farm in Romania
Amsterdam-based renewables developer Photon Energy expands its solar farm portfolio in Romania, with a new 3.9 MWp solar farm near Faget, Timis County. With a total installed capacity of over 35 MWp in the country, the company anticipates significant revenues in the coming years.
Jan 10, 2024 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Europe, photon energy, Romania, solar farm
China's Rooftop Solar Boom Faces Grid Capacity Challenges
China's rooftop solar boom faces challenges as grid capacity runs out in multiple regions, highlighting the need for stronger grids and more energy storage. Stricter regulations and calls for policy changes are pushing for sustainable renewable energy adoption.
Jan 10, 2024 // Grids, Rooftop PV, China, Asia
Husk Power Raises $103M for World's Biggest Mini-Grid Expansion
Husk Power Systems raises $103 million to expand their award-winning mini-grids to India, Nigeria, DRC, and other African countries. Solar and battery mini-grids will bring affordable, reliable power to households and small businesses. STOA Infra & Energy SAS leads investment round.
Oct 26, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, Asia, Africa, mini-grids, Husk Power
Genex Powers Australia's Largest Solar Park
Genex Power Ltd and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd have partnered to provide Australia with its largest grid-connected solar park. With 25-year Power Purchase Agreement, 337.5 MW of the 450-775 MW capacity will be used to power Fortescue's planned green hydrogen and green ammonia facility. Bulli Creek solar project investment decision expected in 2024.
Oct 9, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Genex Power, PV Power Plant
San Diego’s Virtual Power Plant: Rescuing the Grid During Peak Demand
SDG&E is using advanced technology to pilot a virtual power plant (VPP) to reduce energy demand in San Diego and put electricity back on the grid during peak hours. Learn how the VPP is connected to customer-owned smart thermostats, rooftop solar, energy storage, and more.
Aug 29, 2023 // Plants, Grids, VPP, virtual power plant, SDG&E
Perovskite Power Station Transforms Rural Economy
Microquanta recently completed construction of 260 kW Perovskite-based PV Power Station in Qujiang district, Quzhou City, with components certified by domestic and foreign CQC and VDE. Special low-damage, high-resistance packaging was provided to withstand harsh environmental conditions. The Power Station is expected to help rural revitalization and promote perovskite applications.
Aug 14, 2023 // Plants, Grids, perovskite, Microquanta, Quzhou
CNOOC Connects Grazing Animals to 40MW Solar Grid
CNOOC has connected to the grid its 40-MW onshore PV project located in the city of Hezuo, China. This unique project follows an "Animal Husbandry-solar Complementary Project" model, with a 6-MW/12-MWh energy storage system and racks to allow animal grazing. It is helping CNOOC achieve its green and low-carbon transition goals and supporting local development.
Jul 6, 2023 // Plants, Grids, China, Asia, PV Power Plant, CNOOC
Solgrid, Soltech Partner for 300 MW Solar in Sweden
Soltech and Solgrid have entered a partnership to develop and operate 300 MW of ground-mount solar projects in Southern Sweden. Solgrid is investing SEK 2 billion with potential orders of SEK 1 billion for project development. Applications are submitted and construction is expected in 3-4 years.
Jun 20, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Sweden, Europe, Solgrid, Soltech