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Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE institute is leading a research project into the development of a ‘super grid’ that would allow intercontinental transmission of power from renewable energy plants in Africa to Europe.
The Swiss Federal Council has approved changes to the country’s energy regulations that will allow small PV system owners to consume the electricity they generate.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will host a workshop later this month aimed at kick-starting the production of a roadmap for the future deployment of energy storage.
Solar power production in California hit a new record on 8 March 2014, as output peaked at 4,093MW.
The pipeline of approved PV projects in the Philippines reached over 1GW in January, according to the country’s Department of Energy (DoE).
The company showcased a selection of its products at the Ecobuild show in London this week, including a battery-based energy storage system for use in combination with PV.
A modest decline of around 10% in the feed-in tariff rate is expected in Japan, while near term demand for solar remains “very strong” in the country, according to Deutsche Bank.
The Rocky Mountain Institute has published a report which claims it could be possible, using PV coupled with storage, for portions of the USA to “defect” away from using grid networks entirely by 2030.
The utility-scale energy storage market will exceed US$2.5 billion in revenue by the year 2023, according to forecasting by Navigant Research, the research arm of consultancy Navigant.
The largest electric holding power company in the US, Duke Energy has issued a request for proposals (RfP) for 300MW of solar.
Sunedison and United Renewable Energy (URE) have successfully collaborated on 1.3MW of solar projects in the US state of Georgia.
A breakthrough in concentrating solar power (CSP), the US’s 392MW Ivanpah Solar Electric system has now reached full commercial operation.
Nuclear and renewable energy technology engineer, Areva has teamed up with renewables energy generator and distributor, Schneider Electric.
Industry advocacy body, the Australian Solar Council, has launched a ‘save solar’ campaign.
Grid-scale electrical energy storage (EES) company Primus Power announced that a Series C funding round has secured US$20 million worth of investment, including a “major contribution” from Anglo American Platinum.
Chile’s Environmental Assessment Service (Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental SEIA) has approved the environmental impact statement for a 50MW solar project.
A new category for Electrical Energy Storage systems has been added to the Intersolar Awards, with the prize given at Intersolar Europe in Munich on 4 June.
The Iowa Environmental Council has released a report to highlight the state’s solar energy potential in comparison to its current low installation rate.
Gujarat, India’s leading solar state, is to introduce a net metering policy in the coming weeks, according to local press reports.
The joint European PV GRID project has published a set of technical proposals aimed at enhancing the integration of PV systems onto the grid.
Lithium-ion battery maker and developer A123 Energy Solutions has been awarded a contract to install a 1MW, 2.8MWh grid storage solution (GSS) to help integrate a PV array at a Japanese factory.
Power control and monitoring equipment specialist, skytron energy has received cETLus approval to the UL/CSA 60950-1 equipment safety standard rounds of UL certification for its skycontrol power plant controller.
Wildly varying reports of Kenya’s plans for deploying solar energy have been dismissed by power industry and policy figures in the East African country.
Chile’s pipeline of approved but unbuilt PV projects reached over 5.33GW at the end of December, according to the country’s renewable energy research centre CER.
Leading economics and science experts in the UK have called for an international push akin to the Apollo space mission to kick-start the deployment of renewable energy storage technology.