India and US MoU on renewables grid integration

India’s Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Indian and US bodies to cooperate on integrating utility-scale renewable energy into the grid.

Eskom: There is such a thing as too much renewables

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 Utilities plan new renewable project RfPs

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.

Database to help Australian renewables grid integration launched

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.

Movers & Shakers: Eskom, First Solar, Sunrun, SPI Energy, Fraunhofer Institute, Eos Energy Storage

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 We also report on First Solar slashing jobs after it rescinded on its former plans to migrate its series five module and other happenings from the US, Europe and China.

The Clean Power Plan goes to court: did Obama overstep the mark?

The tenet of president Obama’s climate change initiative, the UN-backed Clean Power Plan, was under fire in the US Court of Appeals yesterday, where a panel of 10 judges deliberated over whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has overstepped the mark.