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Large-scale storage systems at ees Europe 2017

2017-05-16 |

With their capacity to uncouple the generation of clean power from consumption and ease the burden on grids, large-scale storage systems will play a central role in the energy supply of the future. This is because they allow flexible coordination of energy supply and demand. From May 31–June 2, 2017 in Munich, ees Europe, Europe’s largest and most visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, offers an overview of the versatile applications for large-scale storage systems. Read more...

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renewables_report.jpg. According to the report, investment in renewables capacity was roughly double that in fossil fuel generation

New report: Record new renewable power capacity added at lower cost


As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published on April 6th, 2017 by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017” finds that wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geothermal, small hydro and marine sources added 138.5 GW to global power capacity in 2016, up 8 per cent from the 127.5 GW added the year before. Read more...

ReNew Power Ventures reference PV plant in India

ReNew Power doubles its power generation capacity in one year to cross 2 GW


Independent Power Producer ReNew Power Ventures Private Limited (New Delhi, India) on April 6th, 2017 announced that the company has doubled its power generation capacity in a single year’s time to cross 2000 MW (2 GW). Read more...

The micro-grid is expected to generate more than 520,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year

Duke Energy Renewables and REC Solar complete joint micro-grid project with Schneider Electric


Duke Energy Renewables (Charlotte, NC, U.S.) on April 6th, 2017 announced its first micro-grid project is now operating on the Schneider Electric Boston One Campus. Schneider Electric built the micro-grid on the campus of its North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar PV and energy solutions, built and will operate the solar array. Read more...

The SolarEdge solution consists of inverters, power optimizers, storage solutions, and a cloud-based monitoring platform

SolarEdge strengthens business position in India with new office and leadership


SolarEdge Technologies (Hod Hasharon, Israel), a global provider of PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, is expanding its business in the Indian solar PV market with a new country manager, office, and recruitment of a local team. SolarEdge is already active in the Indian PV market and is now looking to expand its footprint in the region. Read more...

8point3 Energy Partners Stateline solar project

SunPower comments on First Solar's announcement concerning its interests in 8point3 Energy Partners


SunPower Corp. (San Jose, CA, US) on April 5th, 2017 announced that it is evaluating strategic options for its YieldCo joint venture (JV), 8point3 Energy Partners, following the announcement by its JV general partner, First Solar, that it has notified the board of directors of the partnership that it is reviewing alternatives for the sale of its interest in 8point3. Read more...

8point3 Energy Partners solar PV project

First Solar to review alternatives for the sale of its interests in 8point3 Energy Partners


First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, AZ, US) on April 5th, 2017 announced that it, working together with its financial and legal advisors, is reviewing alternatives for the sale of its interests in 8point3 Energy Partners. First Solar will coordinate this review with its partner SunPower. In recent months, First Solar has taken actions to strategically align the company’s resources and capital in support of its transition to its new Series 6 product offering. Read more...

Dynavolt batteries will be used for integration in several ongoing battery electricity storage system (BESS) developments

Dynavolt inaugurates mass production factory of lithium batteries in China


On March 9th, 2017 Dynavolt (Shantou, Guangdong, China) inaugurated its new mass production manufacturing facility of lithium based batteries in the Southern Chinese province of Fujian. According to the company, with an investment of EUR 400 million, the factory will have a yearly production capacity of 6 GWh, which can be used to build 200.000 electric vehicles every year. Read more...

Through 2021, IHS Markit projects a total of 450 GW of new solar PV installations globally

IHS Markit: Contradiction in key markets will lead to sluggish growth of global PV demand


According to IHS Markit (London, UK), global demand for solar photovoltaics (PV) will reach 79 GW in 2017, a slight 2 percent increase over the 78 GW installed in 2016. This compares to annual growth that surpassed 30 percent in both 2015 and 2016. Read more...

The East Pecos PV facility consists of approximately 1.2 million solar panels manufactured by First Solar

Southern Power's 120 MW East Pecos solar PV plant in Texas begins commercial operation


Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power (Atlanta, GA, U.S.) on April 5th, 2017 announced the commercial operation of the 120 MW East Pecos solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in Pecos County, Texas. Read more...

M+W Group has surpassed 1 GW installed capacity of utility and large commercial PV projects worldwide

M+W Group surpasses the 1 GW milestone for large-scale commercial solar PV projects


The M+W Group (Stuttgart, Germany) on April 5th, 2017 announced a key milestone in its continued evolution as one of the world’s leading EPC companies (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) for solar photovoltaics (PV). With its portfolio of completed and active construction projects, the company has surpassed 1 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity of utility and large commercial PV projects worldwide. Read more...

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