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The International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) will begin a programme of standardisation for redox flow batteries – which can be used for large-scale energy storage applications – following discussions which were initiated in Japan in October 2013.
German PV manufacturer and developer, IBC Solar plans to construct 5.5MW in Rajasthan, India.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has completed and grid connected two large-scale PV power plants totalling 39MW in Jiangsu province, China.
German solar project developer, ib vogt’s UK subsidiary, vogt solar successfully commissioned 80MW of solar projects in the first quarter of 2014.
Global PV equipment manufacturer, Sungrow supplied a US utility solar plant with its 500kW inverters.
Croatia has an installed solar capacity of 23.8MW as of the end of March according to the Mediterranean country’s energy market operator, HROTE.
Module manufacturer, ReneSola said yesterday it has completed the sale of three utility-scale PV projects in Western China.
NEC Corporation has commissioned a 2MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system designed to ease the integration of renewable energy into the grid for Italian distribution system operator (DSO) Enel Distribuzione.
SunEdison has announced financial close on a 50MW solar plant in Chile, which it claims is Latin America’s largest operational PV plant and also one of the biggest PV projects in the world operating without subsidies.
Solar power plant developer and investor, United Photovoltaics, has completed the acquisition of a 195MW solar power plant portfolio in China.
Ukraine’s ministry of energy and coal industry has announced Crimea’s solar power projects are to stop receiving payments under the country’s feed-in tariff.
Concentrator PV (CPV) specialist, Soitec, has said its 44MW Touwsrivier solar power plant in South Africa has reached 50% commissioning.
Former US energy secretary Steven Chu has claimed battery storage technology used in combination with solar could be “as disruptive to electricity distribution and generation as the internet”.
Fees being charged to interconnect residential storage systems to the grid in California are “arbitrary” and “punitive”, while some may even be illegal, according to US installer SolarCity.
Energy storage technologies are not the “silver bullet” they have sometimes been hyped as, but nonetheless have a crucial role to play in a decarbonised electricity system, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).