What does it mean to be all things to all people? Does it overstretch resources to breaking point, or does it give you a chance to cast a wider net and capture market share? Vivint Solar recently joined Tesla in a race to offer whole packages including solar, storage, EV charging and other components to US customers. We talked to GTM Research's Brett Simon on some of the dynamics of those parallel strategies.
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The latest phase of a AUS$55 million (US$43.8 million) programme giving remote communities in Australia’s Northern Territory reliable and clean power will see a 2MWh battery installed and paired with more than 3,000 solar PV panels.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) are collaborating on efforts towards the energy transition, including work on integrating high quantities of wind and solar power, interconnections and smart grids.
As part of India’s Green Energy Corridor scheme, the Ministry of Power has proposed setting up a host of Renewable Energy Management Centres (REMCs) across the country to help integrate renewables as their penetration increases.
Brazil’s energy agency EPE has signed a technical cooperation agreement with Mexico’s National Energy Control Center (Cenace) to gain knowledge in renewable energy integration and other power sector challenges.
Eskom is conditionally committing to follow through with South African president Jacob Zuma’s announcement that the utility will indeed sign the remaining PPAs under the government’s renewable procurement programme (REIPPPP).
The battle between South Africa’s utility Eskom and renewable independent power producers (IPPs) continues with legal confirmation that IPPs can force Eskom’s hand to force it to sign the power purchase agreements (PPAs) under the government’s procurement programme.
Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) utilities Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light have asked the Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to issue new requests for proposals (RfP) of renewable energy, in line with the islands’ new Power Supply Improvement Plan.
A database of projects involving integration of renewable energy into the grid has been launched by Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to help collaboration between the renewables industry and grid operators in Australia.
In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech covers the controversy surrounding the sudden exit of Brian Molefe from South African utility Eskom after scandal accusations, and reports on whether this could emerge as an opportunity for the country's embattled renewables procurement programme. We also report on First Solar slashing jobs after it rescinded on its former plans to migrate its series five module and other happenings from the US, Europe and China.