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Australia: 50 MW hybrid wind, solar PV and energy storage facility approved

2016-07-27 |

Construction of the first stage of Kennedy Energy Park (Hughenden, Queensland, Australia) will commence early in 2017 having received development approval last week. Kennedy is being developed by Canberra based company Windlab Limited and Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation of Japan. Kennedy is an innovative world leading wind, solar and storage hybrid energy solution comprising of 30 MW of wind, 20 MW of solar PV and 2 MW of Li ion battery storage. Read more...

 
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Kennedy will consist of 9 to 12 wind turbines and up to 200,000 solar PV panels

Australia: 50 MW hybrid wind, solar PV and energy storage facility approved

2016-07-27

Construction of the first stage of Kennedy Energy Park (Hughenden, Queensland, Australia) will commence early in 2017 having received development approval last week. Kennedy is being developed by Canberra based company Windlab Limited and Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation of Japan. Kennedy is an innovative world leading wind, solar and storage hybrid energy solution comprising of 30 MW of wind, 20 MW of solar PV and 2 MW of Li ion battery storage. Read more...

China’s PV market development 2016; Monthly Installations. June’s 11.3 GW exceeded the year of 2013 as well 2014

China could install 25–30 GW of solar PV capacity in 2016

2016-07-27

China appears to be on track of having installed up to 20 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the first half of 2016 according to information released by a representative from China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) during an event Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) attended on July 21st. Read more...

Solar PV system in Thessaly, Greece

Solar PV repowering: Fronius establishes subsidiary in Greece

2016-07-27

On July 4th, 2016 the 19th subsidiary of the Fronius Solar Energy Division opened its doors for the first time. A two-strong team will be cultivating the Greek solar photovoltaic (PV) market from the company’s base in Thessaloniki. Over the last ten years the Austrian inverter manufacturer has been able to build up a clear picture of the PV sector in Greece, as part of which the needs of the system owners have been thoroughly analysed. Read more...

The 2015 snapshot confirms, once again, the central role utilities are playing in the energy transition

SEPA 2015 Solar Market Snapshot shows record growth mixed with technological and policy challenges

2016-07-27

According to the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA, Washington, DC) Solar Market Snapshot report, the amount residential solar PV rooftop systems across the U.S. jumped nearly 50 percent, from 3,612 megawatts (MW) to 5,434 MW. However, utility-procured solar projects – which range from community solar to large-scale plants – continue to deliver the most capacity, close to 3,500 MW in 2015, at prices increasingly competitive with fossil fuels. Read more...

SolarWorld sees no enforcement possibility in Germany, the company notes

SolarWorld: U.S. single judge grants Hemlock claim for damages in the first instance; SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH will appeal against judgment

2016-07-27

In the litigation between silicon supplier Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. (Hemlock, Michigan, U.S.) and SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH, a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG (Bonn, Germany), a single judge granted Hemlock's claim for damages amounting to USD 585 million plus interests of USD 208 million in the first instance on July 26th, 2016. Hemlock is claiming USD 770 million for what the company assesses as unfulfilled polysilicon contracts. Read more...

Landis+Gyr will supply a containerized Li ion energy storage system that integrates Toshiba's SCiB lithium titanate oxide batteries

Landis+Gyr to supply 10 MW of battery storage capacity for large-scale TEP Project

2016-07-27

Landis+Gyr (Atlanta, GA, U.S.) on July 26th, 2016 announced it is participating in a ground-breaking energy storage project in partnership with E.ON Climate and Renewables and Tucson Electric Power (TEP). E.ON was one of two companies selected by TEP to provide capacity and availability from a 10 megawatt (MW) energy storage system. Read more...

Renewable energy projects are happening around the world. The NEO Network provides insights

Schneider Electric accelerates renewable energy transactions, connects buyers with developers and technology providers

2016-07-27

Schneider Electric (Rueil-Malmaison, France) on July 26th, 2016 introduced the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network, a collaborative online platform to help commercial and industrial companies quickly identify and vet renewable energy, cleantech and energy-efficiency prospects. The network simplifies and accelerates the buying process by connecting end users to viable projects and technologies, Schneider Electric notes. Read more...

AMI-based grid edge analytics use cases can be segmented into two markets: network and customer

GTM Research: USD 10.1 billion projected to be spent in metering infrastructure analytics, integration services through 2021

2016-07-27

According to a new report by GTM Research (Boston, MA, U.S.), utilities around the globe are projected to spend USD 10.1 billion on automated metering infrastructure (AMI) analytics solutions and integrations services through 2021. By enhancing the value of new and existing automated metering infrastructure (AMI) investments, utilities are improving customer service and engagement, upgrading grid planning and management, and increasing energy efficiency, finds the report titled “Utility AMI Analytics at the Grid Edge: Strategies, Markets and Forecasts”. Read more...

The 4 MW Osceola Solar PV Facility

Duke Energy Florida completes 4 MW Osceola Solar PV plant

2016-07-27

Nearly 15,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels in Osceola County are now providing solar power to Duke Energy customers in Florida. The new Duke Energy owned and operated 4 MW Osceola Solar Facility officially began commercial operation on May 12th, 2016. Florida-based Advanced Green Technologies designed, engineered and constructed the facility on 17 acres next to an existing Duke Energy substation in Kenansville. Read more...

The Barcaldine Solar Farm project site is approximately 93 hectares and will feature around 79,000 PV modules

CEFC committed USD 837 million to new investments in the Australian clean energy sector in the 2015–16 financial year

2016-07-27

Government-owned green bank Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC, Sydney, Australia) committed a record USD 837 million to new investments in the Australian clean energy sector in the 2015–16 financial year, contributing to projects with a total value of USD 2.5 billion. Read more...

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