Solar Grids News

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
Tesla's virtual solar plant is already saving the grid mid-construction
The Tesla virtual power plant in South Australia has already made its mark.
Dec 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, TESLA, Elon Musk, Australia, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, Oceania, solar plant
Netherlands plan to produce green hydrogen to cope with grid constraint
Three major companies from Netherlands are going to turn the Drenthe-based excessive clean power capacity into green hydrogen. The partners are investigating which green power projects can be excluded from electricity grid.
Dec 16, 2019 // Grids, Solar to Fuel, Europe, hydrogen, Netherlands, Enexis, NAM, Gasunie
Coal India Subsidiary Tenders for 150 kW Rooftop Solar Plant
CMPDI, a subsidiary of Coal India has issued a tender for the commissioning of a 150 kW rooftop solar micro-grid power plant at the firms’ Ranchi office.
Dec 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Rooftop PV, India, tender, Asia, rooftop PV, CMPDI
Qatar to fund renewable power in India
Sovereign wealth fund of Qatar has acquired a 25.1-percent % stake in Mumbai’s unit of Adani Electricity for 450m USD. This purchase is meant to support Adani’s targeted 30-percent power generation from green sources by 2023.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, Asia, Qatar, LONGi, Adani Green Energy
Tunisia-based 5 MW solar facility supplemented with 2.2 MW of storage
Major Italy-based oil and gas producer has completed an off-grid solar-plus-storage project in Tunisia. Earlier, it commissioned a similar 10-megawatt installation in Pakistan. The Tunisian project was deployed in collaboration with local state-owned ETAP.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, solar-plus-storage, Tunisia, Africa, Eni
Colorado Springs Utilities launches largest solar field to date
It wasn’t as easy as flipping a switch but, when Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) brought it’s newest and largest solar panel field online, it quadrupled how much energy it generates from the sun.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, USA, Colorado, North America, Colorado Springs Utilities, Aram Benyamin, Jared Polis
India's SECI in new solar auction drive as green energy target beckons
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has introduced tenders for 1.2GW of PV projects and 1.2GW of solar-wind hybrid projects on 5 December.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, SECI, tender, solar pv, NTPC, Asia, solar-plus-wind
Major Burkina Faso PV project secures €48.82m ‘Desert to Power’ loan
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will lend the government of Burkina Faso €48.82 million (US$54.04 million) to develop 208MWp of PV across the nation under its Desert to Power initiative.
Dec 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, solar pv, European Union, West Africa, AfDB, African Development Bank, Burkina Faso, French Development Agency
Scottish Power enters solar business
The distribution system operator for southern and central Scotland says it wants to optimize onshore renewables potential with the addition of storage and solar into its clean electricity business. The company said hybrid projects combining wind, storage and solar will become the market standard in 2021.
Dec 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, UK, Iberdrola, Europe, Scottish Power
Fotowatio Renewable starts worldwide storage drive with 15MWh introduction in the UK
Fotowatio has a 1.9 gigawatt green power portfolio. The developer declared its initial utility-scale battery storage venture to join a worldwide energy storage drive.
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, UK, Europe, grid-scale, BESS, frv, fotowatio
Lightyear One solar-powered e-car is to surpass power grid
At first, Lightyear One was aimed at WSC. From the very beginning, the venture was seeking independence from charging points, and excellent efficiency along with design combining super aero dynamic properties and solar solution.
Dec 5, 2019 // Storage, Grids, Transport, TESLA, Lightyear One, WSC
Construction works start at HyP SA green hydrogen facility
The South Australian shift toward renewable power has witnessed a new considerable step forward. The construction is starting at a major clean hydrogen project south of Adelaide. The facility is announced to feature the largest PEM electrolyzer in Australia.
Dec 3, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Australia, hydrogen, Oceania, AGN