Off-grid Power News

  • Gamesa Finalizes Development Of Off-grid System Prototype

    November 10, 2016 -- Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in the development of its off-grid technology with the installation and start-up of a lithium battery for energy storage at the company's prototype in La Muela (Aragon). Gamesa's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Conference to Examine Microgrids for Energy Resiliency and Off-Grid / On-Grid Applications

    Global microgrid capacity is expected to grow from 1.4 GW in 2015 to 7.6 GW in 2024 under a base scenario, according to Navigant Research.* The drivers behind this growth range from the need for greater grid reliability and resiliency, to the integration of more renewable ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Energy Department Invests $21 Million in 17 Projects to Speed Solar Adoption, Maximize Solar Benefits for States

    October 21, 2016 -- The Energy Department today announced $21.4 million in funding for 17 new projects to help reduce the "soft costs" commonly found with solar ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Eltek brings solar power to the Artic

    In the land of eternal winter Eltek has turned a telco site hybrid to lower operator cost and ease the impact of a fragile environment. One would think that the Arctic would not be the most economic place to install a solar hybrid system. However, considering the difficult access for diesel refill, which is by helicopter only, and the long hours of sun in the summer, Eltek has made it pay off. ...


    By Eltek AS

  • AWS Truepower Delivers Solutions to CAISO for Integration of Solar into Grid Operations

    AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in wind and solar energy consulting and engineering services, has delivered on a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot funded project awarded in 2013 worth $799,970 to help California Independent System Operator (CAISO) more reliably incorporate solar energy into its system. AWS Truepower, along with project team members Pacific Northwest National ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Developer cites demise of tax incentive in abandoning off-grid plan in Astoria, NY

    Dana Rubinstein reports in Politico that the Durst Organization is abandoning a $43 million plan for an energy-independent development on the Astoria waterfront, citing the collapse of a controversial tax incentive program as the reason. The expiration of the state tax incentive, known as 421-a, “submarined” the ...

  • A Solar Battery Storage Revolution

    SolaX are pleased to announce the imminent launch of the new X-Hybrid 3-phase solar battery storage inverter, it is the latest incarnation of the market leading range of hybrid inverters, offering a flexible and scalable for both domestic and commercial properties. The three phase series includes inverters ranging in size from 5-10KW, also with the ability to install multiple inverters in ...


    By SolaX Power Europe

  • Off-Grid Energy – A Three Billion-Dollar Market Opportunity For Investors

    By 2020, the sales of off-grid solar products in emerging markets are expected to reach $3.1 billion, providing access to improved energy for 99 million households with no access to the grid, according to a new report released by the World Bank Group and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), in collaboration with the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA). The report, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Powerful replacement in works for climate-modeling computer

    One of the most powerful computers in the world dedicated to climate change, weather and other earth science research will be replaced in 2017 by an even faster machine, officials announced Monday. The Yellowstone supercomputer in Wyoming currently ranks among the 60 fastest in the world. The new supercomputer, to be named Cheyenne, will be at least 2 1/2 times more powerful, the National Center ...


    By Associated Press

  • Finalists announced in West African Power Industry Awards

    Some of the West African region’s most successful power professionals and innovative projects are finalists in the West African Power Industry Awards that will take place on Tuesday 24 November in Lagos. Oladele Amoda, the MD and CEO of Eko Electricity Distribution and Joseph Makoju, Honorary  Advisor for the Dangote Group ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Carmanah Announces Management Changes

    Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) (“the Company”) today announces that Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Tammy Neske, and the Company have agreed to part ways with immediate effect. Pursuant to the terms of her employment contract, Ms. Neske will receive a severance payment that the company will incur in the current quarter. ...

  • Solar Panel for Home to Make Power Outages a Thing Of The Past

    Looking forward to installing solar panel system in your house? You are probably on the right track. The option of installing solar panel for home use is being increasingly used by large number of people these days. Obviously, one of the main reasons is multiple benefits associated with it. Besides, the cost of installing the system could be quite affordable as there will be many solar panel ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • Solar Panel Systems for Homes to Become Common Occurrence In The Near Future

    The solar panel systems for homes are very much in vogue across the country. The recent innovations in the solar power technology have promoted the manufacturers to bring out affordable modules for homes. However, there is a wide range of systems and every household has different needs. The online consumers can browse through a lot of information about manufacturers and the solar ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • 100.0 MW SOLAR POWER TO RISE IN THE PHILIPPINES

    The largest operational solar power plant in the Philippines will start construction this year in Ilagan City, Isabela.  A 100.0 MW Solar Power plant is expected to be built by a German Group of Companies, LP4P, thru its Manila-based company Living Projects 4 People Philippines Inc. Ruth P Briones, the President /CEO of the LP4P Philippines announced the ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • SMA Invests in Hawaiian Market with HECO-Compliant Residential and Commercial Inverters

    SMA’s residential and commercial inverter solutions now comply with the Hawaiian Electric Company’s (HECO) new guidelines for grid interaction. The ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • RWE completes sale of solar farm at Kencot Hill

    RWE Supply & Trading today announces the completion of the sale of the 37 MWp solar power plant at Kencot Hill to Foresight Solar Fund Limited, a LSE listed fund managed by Foresight Group. RWE provided the finance as well as project development and structuring skills during the construction phase.  RWE delivered to Foresight a substantial, fully commissioned solar PV park, ...


    By RWE AG

  • Hollett Takes on Renewable Power

    Doug Hollett, director of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), was promoted to Deputy Assistant Secretary, Renewable Power for the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in December, assuming responsibility for the Solar, Wind and Water, Geothermal, and Grid programs within EERE. Hollett directed the GTO for three years, providing both technical and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • RWE connects solar farm to UK grid

    RWE Supply & Trading today announces the successful connection of the 37MWp solar power plant at Kencot Hill to the UK grid. The solar park has been constructed and commissioned by global downstream company Conergy. Upon ROC (Renewables Obligation Certificate) accreditation by the UK regulator Ofgem, Kencot Hill will be sold to Foresight Solar Fund Limited, a LSE listed fund managed by ...


    By RWE AG

  • Pico Solar and Solar Home Systems Are Expected to Reach $2.1 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2024

    A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the emerging global market for solar PV consumer products. Miniature solar photovoltaic systems, including pico solar and solar home systems, are moving rapidly from specialized niches for enthusiasts and early adopters into the mainstream. These systems are particularly well-suited for applications in the developing world, ...

  • Planning for Life On or Off the Grid: Part One

    "Off the grid." Those three words typically conjure up the image of mountain men, tucked into the wilderness with long beards and scraggly hair, or communes out in the country with farmland and flowers galore, but with renewable energy becoming more and more accessible, your image of "off the grid," just may change. Neighborhoods are dotted with solar-paneled houses and wind systems, and taking ...


    By US Department of Energy

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