A new technical report carried out by Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) and sponsored by leading CdTe thin-film manufacturer First Solar, attempts to dispel the assumption that high levels of solar and wind electricity on electricity grids cause grid instability.
South African utility Eskom and German Development Bank KfW have signed a US$100 million (~R1.35 billion) loan facility that will go towards improving the transmission network to support grid integration of renewable energy projects after 27 power purchase agreements (PPAs) were signed in April.
New storage and renewable energy technologies offer a potentially disruptive alternative to costly, unpopular investment in grid infrastructure improvements. Alex Eller looks at the opportunities for non-wire alternatives to maintaining transmission and distribution networks
Rooftop PV is the fastest growing renewable energy sub-segment in India, with individual system sizes increasing and the C&I sector maturing, but a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) predicts that India will still only reach 9.5GW out of its 40GW target by 2022.
In a major energy strategy upheaval, the South Australian government is providing significant funding to support energy storage projects, starting with a 100MW grid-connected battery that will be the largest in the country.
New research predicts the energy storage market in Germany will increase 11-fold in the next five years, with the residential market buoyed by declining feed-in tariffs, high electricity prices and €30 million in subsidies, while the primary reserve market boosts activity within the utilities sector.