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Giant solar project announced in DR Congo
President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo has laid the structure rock for a substantial, 1 GW Kinshasa Solar City photovoltaic or pv project aimed at boosting the capital's power supply.
Aug 26, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, DR Congo, Solar Project, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo
Deal signed for 40 MW solar park in DR Congo
The government of the Tshopo province has signed an agreement with Cat Projects Africa for the PV plant. The project will be connected to the grid operated by utility Société nationale d’électricité and is intended to improve power supply in provincial capital Kisangani.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Africa, DR Congo, off-grid solar system
Solar supporting peacekeeping in DR Congo
A report by the Powering Peace organization states UN missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo could reduce expense and pollution by using off-grid solar to power operations instead of diesel generators. Adding a 200 kW solar system with 200 kW/450 kWh of energy storage would reduce diesel consumption 80% for 10-year savings of almost $2.6 million, states the group.
Oct 1, 2019 // Storage, Grids, USA, storage, off-grid solar, North America, bboxx, DR Congo, MONUSCO, Kivu Green Energy, Orange, Altech, SNEL
AES breaks ground on 58MW solar installation in Dominican Republic
AES Dominicana has broken ground on a 58MW solar plant in the Dominican Republic, which is now being built by Spain's TSK Electricidad y Electronica.
Nov 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Dominican Republic, North America, AES, seni, tsk
PV mini-grid to back Congolese farming
Equatorial Power and SustainSolar are mounting containerized, off-grid solar battery power systems to support farming projects on an island in Lake Kivu.
Jul 9, 2020 // Storage, DR Congo, Equatorial Power, SustainSolar, Abishek Bharadwaj, John Fadiran
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Apr 28, 2020
Gore Street seeks to expand Republic of Ireland battery storage portfolio capacity approximately 180MW
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has actually applied to triple its capacity in the Republic of Ireland, as much as a total amount of 180MW.
Nov 19, 2020 // Storage, UK, Ireland, Europe, Alex O'Cinneide, Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, Paul McCusker
New big solar project to light up Madagascar
Groupe Filatex teams up with Canada’s DERA Energy.
Dec 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canada, Canadian Solar, Africa, North America, Groupe Filatex, DERA Energy, Hasnaine Yavarhoussen, DERA
RBH invests $20m in DPA to give solar energy
Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH), an African community investment company is considering making a US$ 20 million equity financial investment in DPA Africa Asset-Co. The firm, set up by Distributed Power Africa (DPA), will certainly offer 175 MW of solar energy in some of its markets in Africa over the following four years.
Nov 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Royal Bafokeng Holdings
First Togolese utility-scale PV plants are on the way
The tender launched according to Scaling Solar program is for deployment of solar farms with a total capacity of 60-80 megawatts.
Jan 14, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, tender, Africa, Togo
Innogy to deploy 60MW of Irish energy storage
A few large-scale battery storage installations have been constructed in Ireland in terms of DS3 scheme. Germany’s Innogy is planning to develop more Ireland-based energy storage capacity.
Feb 3, 2020 // Storage, Ireland, Europe, innogy
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 News, Storage, Grids, ADB, hybrid, Asia, mini-grids, Maldives, solar-battery-diesel
Solar-plus-storage to provide all the daytime electric needs of nation state
A 6 MW solar plant and 5 MW/2.5 MWh storage system are set to increase the share of renewable electricity on the Pacific island of Nauru from 3% to 47%. The $27 million project is being supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, Skelec, Oceania, Asian Development Bank, Nauru
PRC to install 35-38GW of PV capacity in 2020
According to the data published by Chinese NEA, the People’s Republic installed 12 gigawatts of photovoltaic projects in December. However, the country also developed almost 41 gigawatts of carbon-emitting coal power generation capacity during 2019.
Jan 22, 2020 // Large-Scale, Market Research, China, AECEA, Asia, Chinese NEA
'Every step' of lithium battery worth chain will certainly have a passion in recycling
It will certainly be in the rate of interests of more or less everybody associated with the "wider lithium-ion battery supply chain" to develop efficient reusing communities, according to an analyst with IHS Markit.
Sep 25, 2020 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, IHS Markit, recycling, North America, Youmin Rong, startup, lithium battery, Chloe Holzinger, Kunal Phalpher, Li-Cycle