Government sets aside €20m for SolCan scheme meant to help archipelago match renewables capabilities on the Iberian Peninsula.
Operators tell PV Tech of large-scale growth expectations for next year regardless of minor subsidy drop for large-scale and residential PV, proposed in latest government draft.
Total Quadran, French energy company Total’s renewables subsidiary has completed the Helio Bououparis 2 solar farm on New Caledonia and ENGIE EPS, formerly Electro Power Systems, the energy storage system (ESS) for the New Caledonia island of Lifou.
Islands in the EU can now benefit from a support mechanism for new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, while island-focused secretariat visits Menorca and Italian islands.
Japanese conglomerate invests in GridMarket, a company focused on distributed generation projects using battery storage, solar PV, fuel cells, and combined heat and power.
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a sizeable solar-plus-storage tender for the island archipelago of Lakshadweep involving a 20MWac floating solar project coupled with 60MWh of battery energy storage.
The small island nation of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean has moved a step closer to having what is said to be the largest ever microgrid spanning diesel, solar and battery energy storage.
PV Tech caught up with Vish Iyer, global head of business development, strategy and marketing for the Hybrid and Energy Storage division at EPC firm Sterling and Wilson, to find out more about the company's latest venture.
Filipino firm Kennedy Renewable + Technology Corp has partnered with AC Energy to provide seven school campus buildings in the Island of Tawi-Tawi, south Philippines, with solar-plus-storage systems.
The Lakshadweep Energy Development Authority (LEDA) has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the development of floating solar plants on a set of the Indian islands.
State-run coal mining and power firm NLC India has auctioned a 20MW solar PV project to be combined with 28MWh of energy storage capacity in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has installed a hybrid solar-diesel-storage system for five islands in the Maldives, consisting of 2.7MWp of solar and 700kW/33kWh of energy storage.
Manila-based bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities and the private sector to support clean energy projects in the Pacific region.
Spain’s new energy minister has confirmed plans for a much-anticipated 3GW of renewable auctions, but concerns remain over the parameters of the tenders.
Indonesia’s multiple isolated grids represent opportunities for intrepid solar developers, according to Andre Susanto, Clean Energy Consultant at Bluejay Energy.