Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

Canada's Nova Scotia wants solar-and-storage on brownfield sites
The province's Alternative Energy Resource Authority is seeking proposals for three utility scale PV projects varying in generation capacity from 800 kW to 4 MW. Two of these must be combined with large scale batteries with a total storage capacity of around 2.4 MWh
Dec 10, 2019 // Storage, Canada, North America, Nova Scotia, solar-and-storage, AREA
Solar to the fore as Athens Airport announces plan for net zero carbon ground operations by 2025
Greece’s largest international airport has set a goal to operate as a net zero carbon emitter by 2025, mainly via investing in on-site solar. Should the goal be met, the airport will be Europe’s first to rely on self-generated electricity and operate with net zero emissions.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Policy, Greece, solar pv, Europe, AIA, Olivier Jankovec
Oman reveals bidders in 146 megawatt solar-diesel-storage tender
The state-owned Rural Areas Electricity Company wants to build 11 Solar-diesel-storage projects in remote rural locations. Pre-qualified bidders in the tender comprise Engie, Canadian Solar, Akuo, Longi, Jinko, GCL, Abengoa, Total and Belectric.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Canadian Solar, Engie, Asia, akuo, LONGi, Jinko, GCL, Oman, shell, Solar-diesel-storage, Abengoa, Total and Belectric
Europe approves $3.2 billion to support battery R&D
The European Commission has approved use of capital given by seven member nations to back Europe-wide R&D projects across the lithium-ion battery value chain, with the purpose of possibly unlocking an extra $5 billion in private sector investment
Dec 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Europe, lithium-ion battery
Akuo bags 6-MW energy storage project in Tonga
French renewable energy producer Akuo Energy said Friday it has secured a contract to construct in Tonga a power storage system with a capacity of 23.4 MWh/6 MW.
Dec 9, 2019 // Storage, France, Europe, Oceania, Akuo Energy, Tonga
India holds a tender for hybrid and photovoltaic projects, with 1.2 gigawatts of capacity each
Indian SECI is going to conclude 25-year-valid PPAs for solar and hybrid ventures. The developers can choose where in India the facilities will be built, owned and operated.
Dec 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, India, SECI, Asia
Australia shows low interest in e-mobility
According to the latest survey, Australia is the country least interested in e-vehicles because of underdeveloped recharging network, short drive distance and expensiveness.
Dec 9, 2019 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Transport, Australia, Oceania, ARENA, e-vehicles
BlackRock invests $2.5bn in renewables
BlackRock, the global biggest fund managing company, has closed 1bn USD of a 2.5bn USD fund aimed at wind, solar and storage. However, this is only a small part of the financial giant’s 6.96tn USD balance and nothing in comparison with 17.5bn invested in coal projects.
Dec 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, BlackRock, investment, North America
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
BlackRock keen on C&I PV, storage as new renewable fund hits record close
Rooftop solar, energy storage and other less-mainstream green energy technologies are among the targets of a new colossal renewable fund, the creation of the world’s largest asset manager.
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, USA, BlackRock, Europe, BESS, North America
Nevada waves through 1.19GW/590MW solar-plus-storage hybrid
Nevada utility NV Energy has secured approval from the state’s public utility commission for a solar-plus-storage push that could see 1,190MW of PV capacity installed in southern Nevada by January 2024 alongside 590MW of energy storage.
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, EDF, Nevada, North America, 8minutenergy, 8minute Solar Energy, nv energy, arevia power, quinbrook infrastructure partners
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
Indonesia develops local e-vehicle sector
A presidential decree has created a number of incentive programs for EV production with local component requirements rising over the years.
Dec 5, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Policy, Transport, Asia, Indonesia, e-vehicle sector
US Energy Storage Monitor: Q4 2019
Delivered quarterly, the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor provides the industry’s only comprehensive research on energy storage markets, deployments, policies, regulations and financing in the U.S. These in-depth reports provide energy industry professionals, policymakers, government agencies and financiers with consistent, actionable insight into the burgeoning U.S. energy storage market.
Dec 5, 2019 // Storage, Market Research, storage, US Energy Storage Monitor, storagereport