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  • Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe under UNDP programme

    Having fully operational hospitals is vital to any society, and in rural Zimbabwe access to electrical power is a challenge to providing health services to the population. With the help of green energy from Eltek, this is about to change. Eltek will, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), deliver complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. ...


    By Eltek AS

  • EIA: Renewables to grow with or without Clean Power Plan

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it predicts renewable energy sources will continue to grow at a record pace regardless of whether the incoming administration of President-elect Trump does away with key regulations like the Clean Power Plan (CPP). According to the EIA’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook, the United States will become a net energy exporter sometime in the next ...

  • Report: US electricity grid faces “imminent danger” of cyber attacks

    On the heels of revelations that a foreign-directed hacking operation attempted to disrupt the 2016 election, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has warned the country faces “imminent danger” from cyber attacks on its electricity system and needs to adopt new policies to combat cyber threats. Last week, the agency released the second installment of its comprehensive Quadrennial ...

  • Natcore’s 200 MW Vietnam Solar Project receives essential government approvals

    A US$300 million solar project managed by Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) has been included in the list of selected projects for the development of solar energy in Vietnam’s Binh Thuan Province of Vietnam, and has been approved by the Province People’s Committee. ...


    By Natcore Technology, Inc.

  • AWS Truepower, a UL Company, Contributes to Large-Scale Latin American Interconnection Study

    AWS Truepower, a UL company and expert in renewable energy consulting and engineering services, participated in a continent-wide study that examined the viability of a low-carbon interconnected electricity system from Mexico to Argentina.  The work was performed by employees of AWS Truepower, LLC which has since been acquired by UL. On behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank, AWS ...


    By UL LLC

  • AQMesh solar unit gives flexible air quality monitoring

    January, for many of us, is a strange time to focus on solar energy but a new solar power unit designed specifically to power the AQMesh air quality monitoring system can power a full-specification pod throughout any western European winter. Lithium batteries established AQMesh as the first reliable ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring device that ...


    By AQMesh

  • Solar Contractors Cut Significant ‘Soft Costs’ With PROINSO’s New Software Platform

    Recognizing that software has changed most mature industries,PROINSO is committing to ensuring their customers stay ahead of the competition who will be streamlining and increasing productivity by making use of integrated digital platforms. Powered by the award-winning cloud software from Enact, PROINSO believes this is the best in class, offering end-to-end functionality for the majority of PV ...


    By Proinso USA

  • Zero Carbon Corporation and NYCEEC Develop Innovative Solar Loan Model for Co-ops and Condos

    Zero Carbon Corporation and the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) recently announced a successful effort to structure and deploy a new solar loan product for housing co-ops and condominiums. This new financing model is designed to allow co-ops and condos to install rooftop solar PV systems with no cash out of pocket, expanding opportunities for these buildings to power ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 2017 is already looking bright for AES Solar

    2016 has been a challenging year for the UK renewable industries but also generally in the business markets due to a number of political outcomes and decisions which have created uncertainty across the globe. Despite these uncertainties it is with great pleasure ...


    By AES Ltd

  • NYISO Strategic Plan: Sustaining Reliable Power with Grid Advances

    Serving consumers' changing power needs, addressing public policy goals and maintaining grid reliability are key components of a multi-year strategic plan released by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The NYISO's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on technology advances and infrastructure investment as it prepares New York's electric grid for the future. The integration of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Supplies New Lithium-ion Batteries to the International Space Station

    A payload of six lithium-ion batteries, designed and developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has been delivered to the International Space Station to give astronauts the power they need to continue important research aboard the station. Once installed on the space station, the batteries will become part of the most sophisticated, ...


    By Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

  • £600m Solar Buyback Scheme

    Lightsource Renewable Energy has revealed it is looking to invest up to £600m over the next five years in buying solar assets from households and businesses, as it looks to diversify its revenue streams. ...


    By Qualtrax Inc

  • Renewables Take the Lead in New Generating Capacity in 2016

    According to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) monthly "Energy Infrastructure Update" (with data through October 31, 2016), renewable energy now accounts for the largest share of new U.S. electrical generation put into service thus far in 2016. Combined, newly installed capacity from renewable sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) totals ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Global solar installations to grow 48% in 2016; EDF commissions 146 MW Chile solar plant

    The number of new global solar installations will rise 48% to 76 GW in 2016 and that momentum will continue with a further 70 GW in installations in 2017, clean-energy consultancy Mercom Capital Group has forecast. Demand will overshoot most forecasts made earlier this year due to an unprecedented level of activity in China, according to Mercom CEO Raj Prabhu. “Record installations in China ...

  • DNV GL Introduces Power Cybernetics

    New software-driven power electronics, which are quickly becoming the norm in the electricity system, are currently not always adequately tested by the electricity industry. This leads to an increased risk of failures in the power network, according to a new position paper from global technical consultancy DNV GL. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Study Finds Net Metering Imposes Significant Costs on Non-Solar Customers

    The Electric Markets Research Foundation has released a white paper that says preliminary research reveals the value of solar diminishes as more rooftop solar is added to the grid and the costs of net metering to customers without rooftop solar become so ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Schneider Electric Launches EcoStruxure Next Generation Architecture

    November 30, 2016 -- Schneider Electric has announced the launch of its next generation EcoStruxure architecture and platform to deliver IoT-enabled solutions at scale for building, grid, industry and data center customers. The enhanced architecture and platform is designed to be ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • High Renewable Electricity Growth Continued in 2015

    The 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity and 13.8 percent of total electricity generation during the past year. Published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and ...

  • H2scan Corporation Appoints Michael Allman as CEO

    H2scan, the fast-growing provider of hydrogen sensors for industrial markets, today announced that Board Chairman Michael Allman has been appointed CEO of the Valencia, California-based company. Over the past three decades, Mr. Allman has been a leader in developing growth initiatives in the renewable energy sector and forging vital global relationships for Fortune 300 corporations and consulting ...


    By H2scan Corporation

  • Solarplaza, NL, Name QE2 Floating Solar Array 3rd Largest in the World!

    In March 2016, Lightsource installed Europe’s largest ever solar PV system on a deep body of water. With a surface area of 57,000 square meters, and containing 23,046 solar panels on the surface of the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in Surrey, powering Thames Water via private wire, this floating solar farm is the third largest on the planet, according to Solarplaza. More and more PV plants ...

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