Solar Grids News

MISO's newly approved transmission line buildout 'to support 53GW of renewables'
The board of directors of the US Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has approved a US$ 10.3 billion portfolio of 18 transmission projects as part of efforts to integrate new generation resources and also raise resiliency despite serious weather occasions.
Jul 27, 2022 // Grids, USA, grid, North America, miso, transmission line, Clean Grid Alliance, extreme weather
Netherlands grid operators making use of batteries to soothe bottlenecks
Grid operators in the Netherlands are trialling the capacity of large battery storage to soothe bottlenecks in the grid.
Jul 12, 2022 // Storage, Grids, Europe, solar-plus-storage, Netherlands, investment, colocation, renewables integration
Bboxx, Orange launch solar mini-grid project in the DRC under anchor business community model
Off-grid pay-as-you-go solar provider Bboxx has actually partnered with telecommunications business Orange to introduce a new solar mini-grid project to assist speed up clean energy gain access to for households across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Jul 4, 2022 // Plants, Grids, bboxx, Orange, mini-grid, sub saharan africa, anchor business community, telecoms
FERC proposes interconnection reforms to speed up renewables deployment
Solar and energy storage space deployment in the US could be increased under new proposals from the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) aimed at resolving substantial stockpiles in interconnection queues.
Jun 20, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, ENERGY STORAGE, FERC, interconnection, co-location
Australia commits to greater 2030 emissions reduction target
Australia's new Labor government has actually increased the nation's 2030 emissions reduction target as it vowed to support the transition to renewables by purchasing transmission infrastructure and also energy storage.
Jun 16, 2022 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Policy, Australia, AEMO, Oceania, policy, Emissions, climate targets, Anthony Albanese
SEIA lays out its vision for US interconnection reform, suggests sweeping adjustments at numerous levels
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has actually released a whitepaper detailing the reforms it thinks are needed to the US interconnection system, in which it outlines a collection of proposals for both regional transmission organisations (RTO) as well as the US-wide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Jun 16, 2022 // Plants, Storage, Grids, USA, SEIA, FERC, pv power plants, interconnection, North America, doe, grid connection, connection queues, RTOs, interconnection reform, whitepaper
Ellomay hooks to grid 28-MW solar farm in Spain
A subsidiary of Israeli renewables developer Ellomay Capital Ltd (TLV: ELLO) has actually linked to the Spanish grid a 28-MWp solar photovoltaic or pv (PV) park in the municipality of Talavan, Caceres.
Jun 14, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Grids, Spain, Europe, ellomay, solar farm
United States DOE releases i2X campaign to solve the country's grid connection problem
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has actually launched an effort to relieve the US' enormous affiliation lines up, lower wait times as well as lower grid connection prices as it makes every effort to unlock the huge amount of bulk power currently rested inactive in the United States.
Jun 8, 2022 // Storage, Grids, Policy, USA, pv power plants, interconnection, North America, doe, Jennifer Granholm, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, i2X
United States DOE aims to offer renewables less expensive, quicker grid connections
The US Department of Energy has launched a brand-new cooperation project focused on making it more affordable and quicker to connect renewables projects to the country's grid.
Jun 2, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, Grids, USA, grid, interconnection, North America, renewables, department of energy, US DOE, Jennifer Granholm, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
China's compressed air energy storage industry makes progress
A 300MWh compressed air energy storage system capacity has actually been linked to the grid in Jiangsu, China, while a pressed air storage start-up in the nation has increased nearly US$ 50 million in a financing round.
Jun 1, 2022 // Storage, Grids, China, Asia, investment, peak shaving, long-duration, funding round, compressed air energy storage
Australia's new prime minister vows to make nation 'renewable energy superpower'
Australia's new head of state, Anthony Albanese, has promised to make the nation a renewables "superpower" following his Labor Party's victory in Saturday's federal election, which ousted predecessor Scott Morrison's conservative coalition.
May 23, 2022 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Policy, ENERGY STORAGE, Australia, climate council, Oceania, rooftop solar, policy, net zero, national electricity market, grid upgrades, Anthony Albanese
Renewables curtailment 'will help to bridge the gap' in creating green hydrogen
Powering electrolysers with renewables generation that would certainly otherwise be stopped could be an efficient approach for generating green hydrogen in the coming years until the H2 sector gain from additional price declines, it was recommended throughout a panel discussion.
May 19, 2022 // Plants, Storage, Grids, Solar to Fuel, Portugal, Europe, iberia, grid congestion, green hydrogen, curtailment, Endesa, behind the meter, Eurowind Energy, hybridisation, Green Hydrogen Summit 2022
Vietnam slashes 2030 capacity target yet makes more room for renewables under new power strategy
Vietnam has actually cut its 2030 power capacity target by 35GW under its recently set draft Power Master Plan VIII (PMP8) but is making more room for renewables as it looks for to reduce its reliance on coal.
Apr 27, 2022 // Grids, Policy, Asia, fitch solutions, Vietnam, renewable energy targets, grid capacity, coal retirement, power master plan, renewable target
Malawi solar mini-grid shows promise as means of electrifying rural Africa
Malawi, a landlocked nation in southeastern Africa, is defined by its topography of highlands split by the Great Rift Valley and enormous Lake Malawi. The cost of solar energy there has fallen by more than 3 quarters internationally over the past decade.
Apr 22, 2022 // Grids, Solar Energy, Africa, Malawi, low-carbon power, Solar Mini Grid, southeastern Africa
EDPR wins floating PV grid connection
70MWA of capacity at Alqueva has a CfD for 15 years and also allows for growth of solar as well as wind
Apr 5, 2022 // Grids, Floating PV, Portugal, floating PV, Europe, EDPR