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Con Edison to pilot $15M virtual power plant project

by FC Business Intelligence  (May 12, 2016)

New York utility Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) plans to launch a pilot virtual power plant (VPP) project in June to test out the business case for integrating aggregated fleets of residential solar-plus-storage systems into the grid, Jamie Brennan, director of demonstration projects at Con Edison, told Energy Storage Update. The project will ...

How 4 Tech Companies Are Making a Difference with Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Programs

by Antea Group - USA  (May 12, 2016)

Across the nation, companies large and small are realizing both the environmental and operational benefits of sustainability and energy efficiency programs. We’d like to take some time to recognize inspiring technology companies that are successfully using these programs to reduce their environmental impact and make the world a better place. ...

Noor II and Noor III eye cost savings from site integration

by FCBI Energy  (May 4, 2016)

With similar timeframes and a shared site, the Noor II and Noor III CSP projects in Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex are expected to gain from multiple synergies during both construction and operations, Badis Derradji, ACWA Power’s managing director for Morocco, told CSP Today. Parallel construction on the two projects is ...

OTEC in Paradise: The Philippines

by Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC)  (May 25, 2016)

Paradise Legend has it that the Republic of the Philippines was born when the gods tossed 7,100 pearls into the ocean and islands popped up. Centrally located in Southeast Asia – just North of Australia and Indonesia, South of Japan and China, and East of Thailand and Singapore – the Philippines are considered by many to be the ...

Sunny Boy Storage is affordable and also flexible applicable

by SMA Solar Technology AG  (Apr. 25, 2016)

Independent and affordable electricity supply for your home – until now that was not feasible from a technical perspective. But that’s exactly what the new SMA battery inverter Sunny Boy Storage offers. In March, the inverter has been honored with the Innovation Prize at the PV symposium Bad Staffelstein. Volker ...

A Radical Change in Supply and Demand Needed to Reach Paris Agreement

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 4, 2016)

The climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 was an unprecedented global achievement. Delegates from 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C. Signatory countries submitted national climate plans—Intended National Determined Contributions ...

CPV solar power system

by Power Inverter Co  (Feb. 25, 2014)

There are relatively few CPV applications still pursuing Si cells. The idea was somewhat "hot", no pun intended, when there was a silicon shortage going on, but silicon prices have dropped as new capacity has come online and the only successful CPV concepts being marketed which I know of are based on triple junction Ge/GaAs/InGaP or similar cells. ...

Haiti solar power

by Lakay Mouin Foundation  (Dec. 23, 2012)

The largely government owned electricity sector in Haiti is facing a deep, permanent crisis characterized by dramatic shortages and the lowest coverage of electricity in the Western Hemisphere with only about 12.5% of the population (25% if illegal connections are accounted for)having regular access to electricity. In addition, Haiti's large share ...

Solar power in growing pains

by European Energy Review (EER)  (Apr. 27, 2009)

The production of solar cells across the globe is experiencing unprecedented growth. In 2007 production increased by 70%, as opposed to an average of 40% in previous years. Today, the installed worldwide capacity amounts to 10 GigaWatt-peak (GWp). Although this is still only about 10% of installed wind power in the world, the other good news is ...

Solving solar-power issues

Certainly, no one would accept only having electricity during the day, and then only on clear days, if they have a choice. We need energy storage -- batteries. Unfortunately, batteries add a lot of cost and maintenance to the PV system. Currently, however, it's a necessity if you want to be completely independent. One way around the problem is to ...

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