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.

Solar and also wind press wholesale power rates to record lows in Australia
The uptick of renewables in Australia has actually aided cause three-year lows for wholesale power costs on the nation's biggest power market.
Feb 10, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, Grids, Rooftop PV, ENERGY STORAGE, Australia, AEMO, oceania, curtailment, national energy market, grid curtailment
Netherlands to attend to grid restraints for renewables with 1 GW of mobile medium-voltage substations
Dutch transmission system driver Enexis is releasing 11 "e-house" substations in the north Netherlands, where grid capability for even more large solar as well as renewable resource projects is presently restricted. On the whole, the business stated it will certainly spend EUR43 million in the strategy "to quicken the power change."
Feb 7, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Grids, Europe, Netherlands, Tennet, Enexis, Han Slootweg
Ibereolica seeks approval for 500MW job in Chile
Spanish renewables company Ibereolica Renovables has actually submitted an environmental impact declaration for its 500MW Antofogasta Task in Chile.
Feb 5, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Spain, pv power plants, Chile, South america, Europe, antofagasta, ibereolica
Eskom looks for modules and installing structures for off-grid job
The South African utility is seeking deals for the supply of 1,383 320 W polycrystalline modules and installing structures, to be used for the construction of 4 off-grid PV projects at its proving ground.
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Markets & Finance, Grids, tender, Africa, eskom, South africa
Cenfura, C4D to Tokenise Renewable Assets in South Africa
Cenfura and C4D will tokenise microgrid assets in South Africa, the partnership will construct and operate solar and battery storage-based microgrid assets
Jan 29, 2020 // Storage, Grids, solar pv, Africa, South africa, Microgrids, International, C4D, Cenfura
Rhode Island is first state to achieve 100% renewables in ten years
The smallest American state sets the largest clean energy targets.
Jan 21, 2020 // Grids, Solar, USA, North America, Rhode, Providence Plantations
ADB plans to transform diesel-based power system of Maldives into hybrid solar
Maldives’ Ministry of Environment and ADB are planning to deploy hybrid power stations throughout 48 isles in order to minimize dependence on high-cost and carbon-emitting diesel-based power grids.
Jan 16, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, Grids, ADB, hybrid, Asia, mini-grids, maldives, solar-battery-diesel
Netherlands’ largest utility says grid constraints preventing connection of solar projects are increasing
Dutch utility Liander has published a new list congested areas in the provinces of Flevoland, Friesland, Gelderland, Noord-Holland, and Zuid-Holland. The company said that developers of solar parks who are still waiting for grid connection may have to wait longer for additional grid capacity.
Jan 10, 2020 // Grids, Europe, grid, Netherlands, Liander NV
US lawmakers propose clean energy credit push to take US to net zero
US power suppliers could face clean energy credit obligations to foster a major shift to renewables and decisively slash emissions, under legislation currently being drafted up at Congress.
Jan 10, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, Grids, USA, ENERGY STORAGE, ITC, America, bifacial, PURPA, North America, microgrid, congress, clean future act
SECI tenders another 1.2 GW of grid-connected solar projects across India
Bidders can pitch for up to 300 MW of generation capacity per project with the deadline for proposals on February 4. The eighth tranche of inter-state transmission system program capacity offered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India comes with a solar energy price ceiling of Rs2.78/kWh.
Jan 9, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Grids, India, SECI, tender, Asia
Sunnova secures US$150m for safe harbour equipment and sales growth
Sunnova has secured US$150 million of financing to purchase safe harbour equipment and boost customer numbers and battery storage system sales.
Jan 2, 2020 // Plants, Markets & Finance, Storage, Grids, USA, SunPower, Sunnova, domestic pv, North America, investment tax credit
Nigeria to construct new solar-powered mini grids
PowerGen has completed installation of a new Nigeria-based mini grid and is planning the development of 9 other projects, all supported by the World Bank.
Dec 30, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Grids, Policy, Africa, nigeria, PowerGen
Mt Athos mini-grid shows Greece the way forward
A monastic community on the Mt Athos peninsula this year installed a solar-storage-diesel mini-grid which is set to be augmented by a biomass combined heat and power system in March.
Dec 23, 2019 // Storage, Grids, Policy, Greece, Europe, Mt Athos, mini-grid
US Microgrid Growth Hampered By Cancellations and Delays
Delays and cancellation to connecting projects to the grid are likely to make the Unites States microgrid market to constrict by 17 percent.
Dec 20, 2019 // Grids, USA, Wood Mackenzie, North America, microgrid
Burns & McDonnell to build solar microgrid for U.S. Navy Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
PEARL, which will be designed and built by engineering, architecture and construction firm Burns & McDonnell, is a state-of-the-art renewable energy microgrid developed in coordination with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT), the Air Force Research Laboratory, National Guard Bureau, Hawaii Air National Guard and the Naval Facilities Command.
Dec 18, 2019 // Grids, USA, North America, PEARL, Burns & McDonnell, HCATT, David Ige, David Molinaro, John Bothof